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Erika Pratt

Recreation Supervisor

epratt@a2gov.org


 

Started with GIVE: March 2014

Favorite Park: West


 

I am very proud to be the leader of the GIVE 365 Volunteer and Outreach program for Ann Arbor Parks and Recreation. I have a master's degree in Parks, Recreation and Tourism Resources and I am passionate about public spaces and leisure opportunities for all the ways they enrich life! It is a joy to work in this city as the Ann Arbor park system is large, diverse and oh, so special. The GIVE program is rooted in community engagement and volunteerism and we are so fortunate to be in a community that values parks, stewardship and civic involvement. Here at GIVE, we work side by side with our volunteers to improve and enhance our awesome park system.

Meet the team!

DSC00485.jpgMelissa  

Adopt-A-Park Coordinator; adopt-a-park@a2gov.org

Melissa has a bachelor's degree in Natural Resource Management from GVSU. She works with long term volunteers, coordinating resources and providing support to park adopters. She loves advocating for unique park projects and if you are interested in adopting a park, you will love working with Melissa! 

Started with GIVE: April 2016

Favorite park: Mary Beth Doyle​


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Jessica 

Outreach Coordinator; volunteer@a2gov.org

Jessica earned a bachelor's degree in Psychology from EMU and is working on a Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management. At Give 365, she  manages our volunteer inbox to coordinate workdays and events with volunteers. In her free time, she loves working in her garden, traveling, and cooking.

Started with GIVE: April 2017

Favorite park: Bandemer

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Givestaff_isabella-1_square.jpgMichael 

Field Coordinator

Born and bred in Texas, Mike is a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer from Cameroon who currently lives in Ypsilanti, Michigan.  He completed his master's degree at the UM School for Natural Resources and Environment with a concentration Environmental Justice in protected areas.  He is shifting his career domestically and engaging communities to develop public spaces for equitable use and climate mitigation.  Mike loves the ability to meet new humans every day, skill build as a necessity of frugality, and to move to music.   

                                                                    Started with GIVE: June 2019

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Givestaff_isabella-1_square.jpgKaren 

Gardener

Karen is a lifelong gardener and is currently working on her Master Gardener Certification through Michigan State University Extension. She is a recently retired Envornmental Consultant who resides in South Lyon.

Started with GIVE: June 2019

Favorite park: Gallup​





Givestaff_isabella-1_square.jpgHannah

Marketing and Outreach Assistant

Hannah is a recent graduate from Eastern Michigan University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations. At Give 365, she helps with communication efforts along with brand awareness. In Hannah’s free time, she loves to travel, try new foods and watch sports.

Started with GIVE: March 2020

Favorite Park: Argo

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Outreach Assistant

Nancy has a bachelor's degree from the University of Southern California and recently moved to Ann Arbor. At GIVE, she leads volunteer workdays in our local parks. In Nancy's free time, she loves to play music, cook and bake, and explore parks with her dog Hal. 

Started with GIVE: March 2020

Favorite Park: Mary Beth Doyle

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Crew/Event Team

Biography coming soon!

Started with GIVE: June 2019

Favorite park: To be determined