Our Valuable Staff Members

Anne Brasie
Anne BrasieExecutive Director
Anne joined the CRWC in late 2017. She has worked in nonprofit management, marketing and fundraising for water quality and land protection organizations for more than 20 years, including positions at The Watershed Center Grand Traverse Bay, the Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy and The Nature Conservancy. She has a BA in Economics from the University of Michigan and an MBA in Marketing from DePaul University.

As Executive Director, Anne is responsible for the overseeing day-to-day operations, supporting staff in their work, managing external relationships with partner agencies, community organizations, local and regional governments, financial management and long-term planning for CRWC. Anne recently moved from the Traverse City area and is enjoying getting to know her new southeast Michigan home.

Email: anneb@crwc.org

Eric Diesing
Eric DiesingWatershed Ecologist
Eric joined CRWC as the Environmental Scientist in the spring of 2016 after participating as an intern in 2015. He was promoted to Watershed Ecologist in Spring of 2018. Eric graduated from Oakland University with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Environmental Science with a Specialization in Natural Resource Sustainability and Management, as well as a Biology minor.

His responsibilities include coordination of citizen science programs such as Adopt-A-Stream and road stream crossing, as well as ecological applications, the Clinton River Coldwater Conservation Project and field data collection. In his off time, Eric enjoys camping, hiking and kayaking as well as being an avid reptile and amphibian keeper.

Email: eric@crwc.org

Melissa Golembieski
Melissa GolembieskiMembership and Office Operations Coordinator
Melissa interned with the CRWC for 3 summers while in school. She graduated from Oakland University in 2016 with a Bachelors Degree in Environmental Science and a specialization in Environmental Sustainability and Resource Management. Melissa works in a variety of areas with the CRWC including membership and donor management, event planning & fundraising, graphic design, social media work and assistance in stormwater education programs.

Melissa is currently pursing a Masters in Business Administration with a specialization in Marketing at Wayne State University as well as an Associates Degree in Graphic Design from the Art Institute. In her free time Melissa enjoys being outside by any body of water, photography, and crocheting.

Email: melissa@crwc.org

Chris Bobryk
Chris BobrykWatershed Planner
Chris joined the CRWC in 2018 and brings a diversity of experiences in natural resource planning, reclamation, and geospatial modeling. Chris received a Ph.D. in Forestry from the University of Missouri and specializes in developing decision-support tools that help guide natural resource management activities. Chris leads the WaterTowns™ program and other initiatives related to supporting community development and climate resilience along the Clinton River and Lake St. Clair.
Chris is excited to be back in Michigan and working with CRWC, which played a major role in his development as an early-career scientist and educator.

Chris is an avid writer, researcher, and semi-retired rugby player. He thrives on everything outdoors and especially enjoys his research in ecoacoustics.

Email: chris@crwc.org

Kathleen Sexton
Kathleen SextonProgram Manager
Kathleen joined CRWC in the spring of 2018. She grew up in the Detroit area and earned her B.S. from Grand Valley State University. She has spent several years traveling around the country, working for various non-profit organizations, government agencies, and private consultants. This has led her to gain expertise in project management, community engagement, education, stewardship, and an assortment of technical field skills.

As the Program Manager, she coordinates CRWC’s education and stewardship programs and events, including all activities related to our commitments with our stormwater permitee partner communities. Kathleen is thrilled to dedicate her professional career to protect, enhance, and celebrate the Clinton River, its watershed, and Lake St. Clair.

In her free time Kathleen enjoys hiking, swimming, botanizing, cooking, and spending time with her family.

Email: kathleen@crwc.org

Katie Yates
Katie Yates Program Assistant
Katie interned seasonally in 2016 and 2017. She is currently earning her GIS certificate, and Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science and Sustainability with a concentration in Science. Beginning in February of 2018 Katie stepped into a new position at the CRWC as program assistant.

In her free time she enjoys hanging out with her family, backpacking, kayaking, and gardening.

Email: katie@crwc.org

Janice Sugden
Janice SugdenAccountant
Janice has been an accounting professional for over 20 years.
She works part time and is oversees the day to day finances of the council. She has a bachelors degree from Ferris State University.

In her free time, she enjoys the outdoors and spending time with her family.

Email: janice@crwc.org