After spending her childhood summers at Glen Lake and along the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Megan was inspired to move from Ohio to make northern Michigan her home in 1999. She enjoys canoeing, rustic camping, and trail running, and is passionate about protecting, conserving, and connecting lands and waterways that make our community a fun place to live, work, and play. Megan is the President of Parallel Solutions LLC, a Traverse City-based consulting firm that provides strategic planning, partnership facilitation, fundraising feasibility and campaign planning, and project management services to public, private, and non-profit clients in the Great Lakes region. She lives in Traverse City with her husband, Andy, and their two daughters.