Our Team


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



Matt Levandoski, Board Chair

Matt has been a member of the WMTGC Board of Directors since 2011 and has been serving as Board Chair since 2016.  Matt and his family of 5 live in Zeeland where they enjoy gardening, playing with new puppy Cody, and using the bike path on their side of the street for trips to Captain Sundae, downtown Zeeland, and to many of the local parks.  A native of Midland, Michigan, Matt graduated from MSU in 2004 and is currently employed at Prein&Newhof as a Landscape Architect where he feels fortunate to work on a variety of awesome park & trail projects around the state.


Scott Post, Board Vice-Chair

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.


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."


Aaron Bodbyl-Mast

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.


Karie Enriquez

Karie is a licensed Professional Engineer and the Project Manager for the City of Grand Rapids Parks and Recreation Department.  She has 20 years’ experience as a civil engineer in both the public and private sectors working in Arizona, Montana, Oregon and Michigan. Karie enjoys traveling to new cities and playing outdoors with her husband and kids.


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.


Laurel Joseph

Laurel is a transportation planner at Grand Valley Metro Council responsible formanaging the regional Transportation Improvement Program. She’s also taking a lead role inMPO efforts in non-motorized planning, environmental justice and accessibility, transit coordination, and linking land use and transportation. She is passionate about non-motorized transportation and working with local agencies within the region to expand and improve our options for bicycle and pedestrian travel. As city-dwellers, Laurel and her family primarily utilize the urban bike/ped network, but also enjoy walking and biking along regional trails whenever the opportunity arises.


Chris Zull, P.E.

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.


News & Announcements

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Fall Friends' Summit

posted on 09/24/2019

Join us on Oct 26th from 8:00am - 11:30am at Plainwell City Hall to network with other trails enthus...

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West Michigan Trails & Greenways Coalition is looking for nominations for the 2019 Trail Champions

posted on 09/28/2018

WMTGC is looking for nominations for the 2019 Fred Meijer Trail Champions for trail volunteers, trai...

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