Surfrider Northern Michigan

Chair

JD Wilson- chair@northernmichigan.surfrider.org

Hometown: Annapolis, MD
Motivation to join Surfrider: Having worked in ocean conservation for 30 years, joining Surfrider after relocating from San Francisco to the Great Lakes was a natural fit for me as an avenue to continue protecting our waterways and highlighting issues of concern. 
Day Job: I work as a producer/concert promoter for benefit concerts focused on oceans and responsible land use. I am also a sailmaker and part time musician. 
Hobbies: Most of my free time is spent on or near the water. Bird watching, diving, surfing, canoeing, and SUP are all part of that picture. 
Favorite thing about Michigan: My favorite thing about Northern Michigan is the ready access to the lakes and forests, its natural beauty, and raw, varied seasons.