Nancy Krupiarz, Executive Director
Nancy has been the executive director for Michigan Trails and Greenways Alliance for the past 12 years, prior to this position, she was state director of the Rails to Trails Conservancy Michigan Field Office for 8 years. She is a Governor appointed member of the Michigan Trails Advisory Council and Chair of the Nonmotorized Advisory Workgroup, a committee of the Michigan Trails Advisory Council. She encourages the formation of coalitions for new trail projects and connecting on-road facilities, provides technical assistance on all aspects of trail building and advocacy to local government personnel, officials, and trail enthusiasts, and lobbies for policy changes at the state and local level, which facilitate trail building. Regularly interfacing with the general public, she informs the public about policy changes at all levels, and also spreads the word about trails destinations through events and media.
Mary McGuire Slevin, Assistant Director
Mary has extensive experience working in the nonprofit sector, coming to Michigan Trails and Greenways Alliance from her position as executive director of the Mackinac Island Tourism Bureau and as the EcoTourism consultant selected by Governor Yukiko Kada for Shiga Prefecture, Japan, which is Michigan’s sister state. Her duties include acting as ride director for the Michigander Bicycle Tour and Trail Towns Tour, trails tourism initiatives, administrative operations including membership, donations, PR and Marketing, including social media and website management. She received her degree in Humanities with concentrations in History of Art & Architecture and Environmental Management from Harvard University. In her free time, she is known around these parts as an accomplished guitarist, singer and songwriter and recipient of multiple Detroit Music Awards, most recently she received the 2016 Detroit Music Award for Outstanding Americana Songwriter and is an alumni member of the Michigan State University Spartan Marching Band. She loves music, travel, art and everything about the great outdoors.
Alyssa Lyen, Intern
Alyssa is a senior at Michigan State University studying Sustainable Parks, Recreation, and Tourism. She was the Human Resource director on the executive board of Destination Auction: Your Paradise Awaits within The School of Hospitality Business at MSU, as well as a member of the MSU Tourism and Recreation club. Her interest in the hospitality industry, natural resource recreation and her passion for nature is what lead her to her position with Michigan Trails and Greenways Alliance. She enjoys being active, camping, hiking and music in her free time.