Beau uplifts the triumphs of MEC, the triumphs of its members and the impact environmental legislation has on Michigan and its residents. He tells stories and makes policy’s personal impact easy to understand.
The Lansing Charter Township resident joined MEC in March 2020 after serving as an award-winning community reporter and lifestyle magazine writer for Leader Publications in Niles, Michigan. Among the issues he 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 hometown is Richmond, Michigan, but his second home is Albion, Michigan. There, he received a bachelor’s degree in creative writing and a concentration in public policy from Albion College. 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.
Now, Beau is involved with Mid-Michigan Runners and Lansing Poetry Club. People may find him jogging on the Lansing River Trail, taking trips to Albion's Whitehouse Nature Center and wistfully thinking of Frankenmuth Brewery’s Pumpkin Chucker ale.