Beau helps MEC take its impactful policy and turn it into powerful, accessible messaging that motivates experts, advocates and decision makers. He uplifts the environmental and health triumphs of Michigan, explains its struggles, and inspires action. He does so by planning events, email, media correspondence, social media posts and writing.
The Lansing resident joined MEC 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 on the Lansing River Trail or at Blue Owl Coffee, both just a short ways away from his REO Town apartment. When at home, Beau is likely reading, Skyping with friends or grooving along to music.