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Four new board members bring expertise, passion to NPLSF

The National Parks of Lake Superior Foundation is pleased to welcome four new members to its Board of Directors. “NPLSF is fortunate to have leaders who are passionate about Lake Superior and its parks, including two former national park superintendents, a national fisheries expert, and community leaders from Michigan’s Upper Peninsula,” said NPLSF Executive Director Tom Irvine.

“Our four new board members add expertise, commitment, and representation from Minnesota’s Twin Cities and we are thrilled to have these community and business leaders on the team.”

Beau Bye is Vice President of CohenTaylor Executive Search Services where he has worked with national climate, environmental conservation, and outdoor organizations to identify and assess talent. Spending time at his family’s cabin on the lake in Lutsen, MN has spurred his commitment to stewarding Lake Superior and its national parks

Jessica Curtes is a former professional snowboard photographer and dual citizen of the United States and Australia. A Climate Reality Leader trained through Al Gore’s intensive program, she is committed to climate change, resilience, and providing education to community members and children on the importance of climate-positive action.

Troy Hutchinson is an avid outdoorsman who splits his time between Medina, MN and his home on Lake Superior’s Madeline Island. Founding Partner of Rock Hutchinson PLLP, one of the top boutique litigation and food law firms in the country, he has a strong commitment to volunteerism, clean water, the elimination of single-use plastic products, and our National Parks.

Andrew Miller is an entrepreneur and sustainable business owner with a longstanding commitment to Lake Superior, the BWCAW and other environmental treasures in the Midwest. He is the founder of Café Imports, a specialty coffee importing business that has been Carbon Neutral since 2008.

NPLSF appreciates the commitment of these new members, who are already putting their skills to work as volunteer board members. Visit our newly revamped board and staff page to meet the full team behind NPLSF!


About the NPLSF The National Parks of Lake Superior Foundation (NPLSF) exists to provide financial support for projects and programs that preserve the natural resources and cultural heritage of the five Lake Superior national parks: Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, Grand Portage National Monument, Isle Royale National Park, Keweenaw National Historical Park, and Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Funded through grants and private donations, NPLSF projects and programs ensure that these great parks and historic sites are maintained for the enjoyment of all current and future visitors.


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