Our Team

Staff

John Morrison, Executive Director, West Michigan Trails and Greenways Coalition

 

John Morrison, Executive Director

John has been involved in the nonprofit world for nearly 20 years, starting with the public television and radio. Working at WMTGC is a perfect blend of his passion for trails and alternative transportation. He serves on the Non-motorized Advisory Workgroup as part of Michigan's State Trails Implementation Plan, planning committees for the 2017 mParks Trail Summit and the 2018 MATAG Conference (Mid America Trails and Greenways), Grand Region Non-Motorized Plan, Vital Streets, and more. He enjoys running and especially enjoys bicycling and exploring Michigan's Trails.

Contact John: john@wmtrails.org

 

Jennifer Antel, Fund Coordinator

Jennifer has served in local government for over 25 years as an administrator, elected and appointed official, and volunteer. She and her husband, Ray, started the friends’ group that is now working on the River to River project. Jennifer currently serves on the City of Wayland’s DDA and City Council.  She is also a middle school track and cross country coach. Jennifer loves the outdoors and is passionate about trails. She and her family enjoy exploring trails and parks wherever they travel.

Contact Jennifer: jennifer@wmtrails.org


Board

Aaron Bodbyl-Mast, Board Chair

Aaron comes to us from Ottawa County Parks and Recreation. He has over 15 years experience with planning and recreation and is passionate that thoughtfully and well-designed recreational facilities can transform a community. Aaron served as project manager on Phase I of the Spoonville Trail in Ottawa County and is now assisting with project management on the Idema Explorers Trail and the Grand Greenway Fundraising Campaign. He thinks outside the box with trails and has brought great ideas for the development of our regional trail network and the operations of WMTGC.

Chris Zull, P.E., Board Vice-Chair

Chris is a registered professional civil engineer with extensive transportation experience in West Michigan working for Progressive AE as their Transportation Practice Leader. Prior to his current role Chris worked as the Traffic Safety Manager for the City of Grand Rapids for 15 years, having established over 80 miles of on street cycling infrastructure since 2010. His experience with operations, maintenance, and infrastructure provides a valuable perspective for trails and greenways. Chris joined the board in 2016 and regularly enjoys outdoor sports and coaching his two sons.

Roger Tuuk, Board Treasurer

Roger is a retired accountant from TFACF who has been involved in trails for several years and actively involved with the Town & Country Path in Fremont. He has participated in MTGA's Michigander Bicycle Tour for several years which is a top 10 tour in the United States. He also enjoys camping, hiking, kayaking, and bicycling the many trails in Michigan and beyond.

John Arendshorst

John is a partner at Varnum LLP with ten years of experience in employee benefits, executive compensation, and corporate law. John lives in East Grand Rapids with his wife Liz and their two daughters, and is a member of the East Grand Rapids Planning Commission. When he’s not working, John enjoys road and mountain biking, hiking, sailing, and skiing with his family. He enjoys volunteering for WMTGC because he believes "Trails are a distinguishing feature of WEst Michigan, and connecting the various trail systems adds value to all of them.  I love the Mission of increasing accessibility, trail use, and community connections."

Scott Post

Scott is a civil engineer at Prein&Newhof with over 21 years of experience in the industry. For the past 18 years his career has primarily specialized in the planning, design, and construction oversight of nearly 200 miles of non-motorized trails and pathways in Michigan, including the White Pine Trail and trailhead in downtown Comstock Park, the Fred Meijer CIS Trail, the Fred Meijer River Valley Rail Trail, and many others. Scott has presented on the topic of non-motorized trails to numerous groups including MDOT, MDNR, and the Institute for Transporation Engineers. In addition to serving as Vice President for WMTGC, he is a past President of the Western Michigan Branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers and is a graduate of Calvin College.

David Hall

David is a lawyer practicing at the law firm of Miller Johnson in Grand Rapids.  David is married with two kids and lives in East Grand Rapids.  His passions include being outdoors, hiking West Michigan trails and land conservation. He volunteers because he believes it is imperative that individuals should rally around the issues they care about. "If everyone does their little part, collectively, we can make a big impact on our communities."

Larry Hummel

Larry is a Senior Project Engineer with Hubbell, Roth & Clark, Inc.  He has been very involved with the Kal-Haven Trail as the former treasurer of the Friends of the Kal-Haven Trail.  As the former Director of the Van Buren County Road Commission, Larry was directly involved with the maintenance and operations of the Kal-Haven and Van Buren Trails for the MDNR.  He is a Licensed Professional Engineer and Licensed Builder in the State of Michigan.  He has experience with federal, state, and locally funded projects that involve non-motorized transportation such as trails, bike lanes, and waterway access sites.  He enjoys spending time in the outdoors with his family.

 
 

Upcoming Events

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West Michigan Trails & Greenways is hosting the 2020 Mid-America Trails & Greenways (MATAG) conference! More information will be available closer to the event. About MATAG   Rivers and lakes, prairies and savannas, woodlands and hills define the landscape our trails meander through in the Midwest. Rural communities and bustling cities offer endless unique experiences to trail users glazed with the friendliness only found in the nation’s heartland.  These chara...