Project Team

  Erik Nordman, Ph.D.   Dr. Erik Nordman is the project’s principal investigator. Nordman is an assistant professor of Natural Resources Management at GVSU and the principal investigator for the West Michigan Wind Assessment (WMWA). As principal investigator, Nordman supervised and collaborated with many faculty, staff, and students at GVSU. Nordman has written reports, issue briefs, and fact sheets on wind energy development in Michigan, and given talks on the topic to a variety of audiences.
  Kim Walton   Ms. Kim Walton is the program coordinator for Grand Valley State University’s Michigan Alternative and Renewable Energy Center (MAREC). She has broad experience in project management and with various renewable energy technologies, including wind energy.
  Jon VanderMolen  

Mr. Jon VanderMolen is a Research Technician for GVSU’s Annis Water Resources Institute. He has co-authored articles and presented seminars on a wide variety of environmental issues including water quality, sustainability principles, and the effects of utility scale wind power development in coastal communities. Jon has assists with the WMWA and has experience in environmental outreach and education.

    Mr. John Hummer is a project manager at the Great Lakes Commission. His responsibilities include managing the Great Lakes Wind Collaborative as well as ecosystem monitoring coordination for Lake Michigan. John Hummer holds a master's degree in resource development from Michigan State University with a dual emphasis in natural resources policy and planning and community and economic development.
    Ms. Victoria Pebbles is the Economy and Society program director at the Great Lakes Commission. She is responsible for overseeing the Great Lakes Wind Collaborative which brings together universities, industry, government agencies and the public for work on wind energy development in the Great Lakes Basin. Victoria has more than 25 years experience in policy.


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