Board & Staff

Board of Directors

Through their actions, the board strives to increase community awareness, appreciation, and involvement with the Shiawassee River. The Friends Board meets the third Tuesday of the month. Though all board meetings are closed to the public, the Friends annual meeting in January is an open event and anyone is welcome to attend.  There are a number of committees active with the Friends; please contact us for information on how to become involved.


Governing Team:                   

Nick Tereck: President 

Linda Robertson: Vice President

Matt Van Epps: Secretary 

Frank Livingston: Treasurer

Tom Cook: Past-President 


Gary Burk

Mike Goergen

Betsy Hull

Andrea Kelly

Karen Kong

Erika Tyrrell (not pictured)

Lance Omer 

Jake Adams

Jeff Deason


Executive Director

Lorraine Austin



Program Coordinator  

Sarah Baker


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  • Willi G. Gutmann
    commented 2018-06-15 14:30:30 -0400
    What are the plans to move the WaterTrail forward from – Chesaning to Saginaw ? I recently solo paddled the 26.6 miles – in 1 day from Showboat Park in Chesaning -to – Wickes Park in Saginaw. Would love to hear the plans regarding the evoloution of the WaterTrail