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Meet the Team

BECKY

I love all things Snoopy and my favorite holiday is Thanksgiving. My favorite outdoor activity is hiking and camping with my family and running with my dog, Freddie.

MARY JEAN

I used to work with birds of prey. I have lived in Colorado, West Virginia, New Jersey, Virginia, Louisiana and New Mexico. I have lived in Petoskey almost longer than everywhere else combined. My favorite outdoor activity is biking and cross-country skiing.

MELANIE

I have been to over 50 music concerts. I love cows. My creative outlet is making scrapbooks for my children. I enjoy bike-riding, swimming, boating and ice skating.

RACHEL

I usually have stories to tell about creature sightings and encounters (birds, reptiles, mammals, insects, amphibians – I love them all). I also love flowers, wild edibles, and most things green. My favorite outdoor activity is to be barefoot . . . also planting things, hiking, and kayaking.

MCKENNA

In my free time I enjoy relaxing at the beach or the pool and reading a good book. I enjoy being outside in the summer time and soaking up the sun. I love to be with family, friends and my two golden retrivers.

NATALIE

When I'm not working, I'm either on my bike, in the woods or at the lake! I love hooping, quad skating, playing guitar and making yummy Vegan meals & treats. My dogs, Mooney, Jesús and Wally, come with me everywhere whether we're hiking, canoeing or climbing mountains!

EMILY

I love fashion and dressing up for any occasion. I enjoy traveling, meeting new animals, and seeing new things. My favorite season is summer. Some of my favorite activities include shopping, biking, skating, and swimming.

JESSICA

I’ve moved – a lot. I’ve hosted two German exchange students. I majored in Art and Illustration and I love graphic novels (not the superhero ones). My favorite outdoor activities are hiking and lake swimming and SUPing.

LENA

I love dogs, music, and long road trips. My favorite outdoor activities are mountain biking, hiking, and skiing.

MAURA

I love spending time with family and friends. My favorite season is summer because of the beautiful sunsets! Outdoor activities are my favorite, but especially running!

EMMITT

I love to stay active outdoors and spend time with my friends. You can catch me hiking up a hill or skiing down one (depending on the season). I love being in Northern Michigan where there is always something fun to do outside!

SAM

During my free time in the summer I enjoy spending time out on the lake with my friends. Another one of my favorite things to do is run!

LIBBY

I am a special education teacher at a local school and love the outdoors and brands that have a purpose! In my free time I love to get outside and go for a hike!

KYRA

I'm a student at North Central Michigan College and came to Bearcub in June. I really enjoy hiking and spend a lot of free time exploring the Upper Peninsula. I also love to slackline!

ZACH

I have two adorable cats, JJ and Benny. I love detail oriented projects and organization. There are very few problems I can't solve with some packing tape, cardboard and scissors.

LIZZIE

I joined Bearcub in November as assistant manager. I'm excited to learn all things Bearcub and am obsessed with curling ribbon (which came in handy here during the holidays!). I have a great history working customer service in downtown Petoskey and am happy to be part of the Bearcub Team!

MEREDITH

I am a writer and former early childhood teacher currently drafting a manuscript on children and democracy.I find joy being outdoors on water, in the mountains, on the plains, in the garden."There is no bad weather only bad clothing!"

QUINN

if i’m not hiking or mountain biking with my dog, I’m usually chasing sunsets and finding new music to listen to!”