REQUEST A SPEAKER
As one of America’s premier metropolitan park systems, the Huron-Clinton Metroparks features one of the nation’s most expert teams of parks and recreation leaders. And your organization can bring that expertise into one of your upcoming meetings. The Metroparks Speakers Bureau helps connect businesses, community groups and other organizations across Southeast Michigan with experienced Metroparks staff members. From regional history to the environment, STEM education to public health, we have a wide range of topics covered.
Our presentations typically include an overview of the Metroparks and the work we do on environmental stewardship, recreation and education. We can also tailor a presentation to fit just about any topic on your meeting agenda.
To request a speaker for your organization, please fill out the form below. Available speakers include (but are not limited to) these Metroparks team members:
Amy McMillan, Director
One of Michigan’s most credentialed park system leaders, Amy McMillan actually began her career as a Metroparks intern. With 25 years leading parks and recreation agencies – including her tenure as Director of the Genesee County Parks – Amy specializes in revitalizing park systems in diverse and economically challenged urban regions, strengthening the bonds between park systems and the communities they serve and building strategic partnerships with local organizations and both regional and national foundations. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in recreation and parks administration as well as her Master of Science in administration from Central Michigan University. Amy joined the Metroparks as Director in April 2018.
Michael Reese, Chief of Police
Michael Reese was named Chief of the Metroparks Police Department in November 2015. Prior to his appointment with the Metroparks, Chief Reese spent 37 years with the Sterling Heights Police Department. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and obtained his Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Siena Heights University. Chief Reese is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police and the FBI-Law Enforcement Executive Development Association (FBI-LEEDA). Click here for more information on the Police Department.
Jennifer Jaworski, Chief of Interpretive Services
Jennifer Jaworski earned her Masters of Science in Heritage Interpretation and Appropriate Tourism from Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti and her Bachelor of Science in History and Anthropology also from Eastern Michigan University. She is a member of the National Association of Interpretation and is a Certified Interpretive Guide. Jennifer has been working in this field at a variety of Michigan organizations since 1992 and has been with the Metroparks since 1999. Click here for more information on the Interpretive Services Department.
Tyler Mitchell, Chief of Natural Resources
Tyler Mitchell earned his Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology from Hawaii Pacific University and spent the first years of his career working in saltwater and freshwater resources management. He has previously held positions at Oakland County Parks and Recreation, the Oakland County CISMA, and has been with the Metroparks since 2017. Click here for more information on the Nature Resources Management Department.
Nina Kelly, Chief of Planning and Development
Nina Kelly earned her Master’s of Urban Planning (MUP) from Wayne State University in Detroit and her Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Social Science from Michigan State University. She’s a proud member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP), and has been with the Metroparks since 2015. Click here for more information on the Planning and Development Department.