Bruce joined SWMLC in May 2015 as part of the Stewardship Crew, and became Stewardship Crew Leader in July 2015. Bruce grew up in rural Paw Paw, where he lived until moving to Kalamazoo to attend Western Michigan University. Here, his broad interest in the environment led to his decision to major in Geography with a concentration in Environmental Analysis and Resource Management, and minor in Environmental Studies. He received his B.A. in April 2017, and was promoted shortly before to Land Protection Specialist. After working outdoors to improve SWMLC’s protected areas, Bruce is excited to be a part of finding new land to protect for the good of the earth and the enjoyment of people.