Manager of Events and Outreach
Recently voted as the No. 1 Up-and-Coming Special Events Planner in Michigan by readers of Michigan Meetings and Events magazine, Miriam says she is a planner by nature. “I find true joy in creating great experiences for friends, family, and guests,” she says.
Miriam also has passion for a healthy environment and strong community, developed during a childhood in Leelanau County. That combination of organizational skills and environmental devotion makes Miriam ideal for keeping the details arranged and the progress moving on Groundwork’s two main annual events: autumn’s Harvest Dinner and spring’s Michigan Clean Energy Conference & Expo. She coordinates marketing and design projects, vendors, volunteers, attendee registrations, fundraising strategy, and day-of execution. “What I like most about event planning is that all of the details and little pieces that make every day different and engaging all come together to make the big picture work,” she says.
Beyond event planning, Miriam is part of Groundwork's development team, and works with corporate sponsors who support our events, reports, and projects. She also coordinates Groundwork’s group of dedicated volunteers.