Beau helps Michigan Environmental Council take its impactful policy priorities and pair them with powerful, accessible messaging that motivates experts, advocates and decision makers. He does this by leading communications campaigns and coordinating campaigns with his fellow teammates. His methods: media communications, social media, ads, website development, and donor events.
The Lansing resident joined the Environmental Council in March 2020 after serving as a community reporter and lifestyle magazine writer for Leader Publications in Niles, Michigan. Among the issues Beau covered were a $1 billion natural gas plant’s construction, efforts to improve the Dowagiac River’s health, and a bloom of marijuana businesses.
Beau’s second home is Albion, Michigan. There, he received a bachelor’s degree in creative writing from Albion College and a concentration in public policy and service leadership from its Ford Institute. He also interned for the city’s economic development corporation and was editor-in-chief of the college’s award-winning student-run news publication, covering issues like demonstrations against bigotry and resident assistant work conditions.
Now, Beau may be found running through south Lansing's neighborhoods or attending Wayfaring Booksellers' book club. When at home, Beau may be reading (or watching) YA romance, Skyping with friends, or grooving along to music.