Steven H. Dahlquist, Ph.D.
Central Michigan University, Assistant Professor of Marketing

Steve Dahlquist is an Assistant Professor in Central Michigan University’s College of Business Administration, where he teaches courses in Sales Management, Managerial Marketing, and International Marketing. Previous to joining CMU, he has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in New Product Development, Internet Marketing, Sports Marketing, Quantitative Business Research, and International Business. He holds a Ph.D. from Michigan State University, a M.B.A. from Southern Methodist University, and a B.S. in Systems Engineering from the United States Naval Academy. His research focuses on firm level marketing strategy, and includes interfirm collaboration, governance, and sustainable marketing. His journal publications include the Journal of Marketing and the International Business Review, and he is a Doctoral Fellow of the Institute for the Study of Business Marketing (ISBM) at the Smeal College of Business, Penn State University. Steve also possesses significant industry experience, having been a senior executive and manager in a number of multi-national firms and industries. Prior to his business career, Steve was a Surface Warfare Officer in the United States Navy and served in maritime operations in Pacific Ocean, South China Sea, Indian Ocean, and Persian Gulf.

Youssef Darwich
Grand Valley State University, Natural Resource Management Major

Youssef is a junior at Grand Valley State University, studying Natural Resource Management and Plant Biology.  Originally from the east side of Michigan, Youssef graduated from Hartland High School in Hartland, MI.

Youssef is a member of the Honors College at Grand Valley, and is also president of the GVSU Farm Club, where he promotes an understanding of sustainable farming, ecological restoration, and farm management and marketing techniques. Among his most recent accomplishments, Youssef was named a West Michigan Sustainable Business Fellow at the 2014 Green Leaders Essay Competition.  In his career, Youssef aspires to design landscapes and management practices that sustainably provide the resources demanded by society.  In his further engagement with design, landscape architecture, and farming, Youssef aims to be an educator, teaching people the tangible benefits of incorporating functional ecology in their everyday lives.

Kristine Johnson

Master of Sustainable Business, Aquinas College
Bachelors of Fine Arts, Harrington College of Design

Kaylee Milanowski
Spectrum Health

Rebekkah Munchow

Steven Noble
Michigan Department of Environmental Quality

Terri Piersma


I am a recent graduate of the Master of Sustainable Business program at Aquinas College. While I have been doing some freelance, part-time work, I seek a position with an organization that serves the world. I know there is an amazing job waiting for me; however, I don’t know the specifics . . . yet!

Julie Ringlever
Interphase Interiors

Robert Stegmier

Tammy Stone

Residential Eco-Broker certified REALTOR specializing in Sustainable Design, Energy Efficiency and Indoor Air Quality. Also, an advocate for Greening the REALTOR Multiple Listing Service and helping homeowners gain equity by incorporating Green techniques in their current home and seeing the value in the home they are looking to purchase.

Kristen Trovillion
Green Schools Fellow, U.S. Green Business Council

Kristen Trovillion is an experienced sustainability professional with a proven track record of grant administration, coalition-building, and stakeholder engagement. As the Green Schools fellow for Grand Rapids Public Schools, Kristen manages the district’s operational sustainability, as well as, the adoption of sustainability concepts in the classroom. Through her previous work at the Indiana Office of Energy Development (OED) and the City of Indianapolis’ Office of Sustainability, Kristen has managed over $100 million in building retrofit, renewable energy, and fleet conversion projects and collaborated in Indianapolis’ first city-wide sustainability assessment.

Kristen holds a BA in Political Science from Alma College and an MPA in Energy Policy from Indiana University – School of Public and Environmental Affairs.

James Tolbert, Citizens’ Climate Lobby

Focused on creating a more rational dialogue on climate change and creating the political will to take action. Currently supporting Citizens’ Climate Lobby as a volunteer. Retired from leading environmental cleanups for corporations; previous projects include dredging PCB impacted sediments from White Lake, characterizing chlorinated dioxins and furans along the Tittabawassee River, and supporting the response for the Line 6B crude oil spill into the Kalamazoo River. Also served on the Board of Directors for the Michigan Chemistry Council for over 20 years.

Brian Wolters

Recently relocated back to West Michigan from Seattle. MBA graduate in Sustainable Business from Pinchot University in Seattle.

Interests in: Outdoor recreation, Corporate Social Responsibility, work space design, Facilities and Commercial Real Estate and Integrated Workplace Management Solutions.

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