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Meet the Team


Mike McCarthy 
Executive Director

    Mike McCarthy joined the Conservation District in the summer of 2013 as the District’s MAEAP Technician. Mike served in that role until 2017 and now serves as the Executive Director. Mike holds a bachelor’s degree from Lake Superior State University in Conservation Leadership and a master’s degree from Slippery Rock University in Parks and Resource Management. Mike has held previous positions with Michigan State University Extension, Montcalm Conservation District, US Fish and Wildlife Service, and Lake Superior State University. In his free time Mike and his wife Karen enjoy traveling, visiting with friends and family, and spending time outdoors (biking, camping, hiking, kayaking, and skiing).

    Phone: 906-635-1278



    Marquita Mullen 
    Special Projects Technician

    Marquita Mullen joined the Conservation District in 2017 as one of our Invasive Species Technicians. In 2018 Marquita joined our team again as our Soil Erosion & Sedimentation Control Inspector and assists with our Hunting Access Program, Tree Sale, Invasive Species Program, Deer Habitat Improvement Program, and other projects that the District conducts. Marquita is from Sault Ste Marie and graduated from Northern Michigan University. In her free time Marquita enjoys yoga, the outdoors and spending time with her family.

    Phone: 906-635-1278



    Michael joined the Conservation District in August of 2020 as the Invasive Species Program Coordinator and coordinates the activities of the Three Shores CISMA,  a multi-agency partnership organization dedicated to the management and control of invasive species throughout Chippewa, Luce, and Mackinac counties. Michael holds a bachelor's degree in environmental biology from Cornerstone University and a master's degree in conservation biology from Central Michigan University. Prior to joining the Conservation District, Michael has held various positions throughout the midwest, including bird research in 4 different states and ecological restoration in metropolitan Minneapolis. To find out more about what the Three Shores CISMA can do for you, give Michael a call!

    Phone: 906-630-7139



    Michael Hindy
    Invasive Species Program Coordinator 

    Madeline Shepard
    Watersheds Coordinator

      Conservation Technician  Forester

      Phone: 906-748-0837



      Spencer Thompson
      Program Technician


      Lillian LaCross
      Outreach Specialist
      Three Shores CISMA   

      Megan Bertucci
      Program Technician

      Megan Bertucci joined the Conservation District in the spring of 2023 as a Program Technician that implements the MAEAP Program. She attended Northern Michigan University where she graduated with a degree in biology/ecology. After graduation, Megan joined the AmeriCorps program, working as an environmental educator in both Washington state and Illinois. Now, she helps agricultural producers reduce their environmental risks. 


      Phone: 906-632-9611 ext. 8053


      Spencer Thompson Joined the Conservation District in Winter of 2024 as a Conservation Technician.  Spencer graduated from Central Michigan University with a bachelors in Environmental Studies and an Environmental Justice Certificate. He currently works to assist farmers and landowners to utilize assistance programs geared towards sustainable resource management and land use within Chippewa, Mackinac, and Luce counties. When outside the office, Spencer can often be found fishing or enjoying other outdoor activities.


      Phone: 906-632-9611 ext. 8054


      Phone: 906-630-7189


      USDA - Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Staff

      Pat Carr 
      District Conservationist 

        Pat Carr is the District Conservationist with the Natural Resources Conservation Service, where he assists landowners with natural resources management planning. Carr assesses natural resource concerns and landowner land use objectives and develops environmentally-protective strategies and funding sources to help landowners realize land use goals. He has provided assistance to diverse landowners including forest landowners, livestock farmers, municipalities, and State Agencies. Carr loves everything outdoors, including hunting and fishing. You can reach him at

        Abigail Spiers
        Soil Conservationist 


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