Luke Kreykes (he/him) Habitat Management Specialist
Luke was born in the Traverse City area and grew up in the woods, enjoying all that the outdoors has to offer. He attended Central Michigan University and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology in 2018, with a concentration in Natural Resources. While attending CMU, Luke spent a summer on Beaver Island at CMU's Biological Station, where he took classes geared around unique island ecosystems.
After a brief position with the Institute for Great Lakes Research at CMU, Luke moved back to the Traverse City area in 2019, where he started a position with the Grand Traverse Conservation District. He worked as a Parklands Steward for several years, managing park systems for the City of Traverse City and Grand Traverse County, including helping with post-dam removal restoration work on the Boardman/Ottawa River.
When not at work, Luke and his wife Molly can be found hanging out with their dog Odie, exploring new sights and sounds in the Northern Michigan region, and camping, hiking, kayaking, skiing, and snowmobiling (preferably in the U.P.!).