Karlyn Haas has been named the new Marketing and & Communications Specialist for The Watershed Center.

Haas brings more than 10 years of experience in marketing and communications for education and non-profits, as well fundraising experience. She most recently served as the Grants Officer for Yavapai College in Prescott, Ariz., after serving as their Communications Manager. Since relocating to Traverse City in 2010, she has continued as a freelance grant writer, copy writer, editor and designer.

“We are so excited to have Karlyn on board with us at The Watershed Center,” said Executive Director Christine Crissman. “We feel she is a great fit and are excited to begin working with her.”

Haas holds a master’s degree in Environmental Journalism from Michigan State University and a bachelor’s degree in Geology from Hartwick College in New York. Her writing has been published regionally and nationally, including Arizona Tech Connect, Community College Times, The Great Lakes Reporter, The Lansing State Journal, MI-AWRA Michigan Water Resources, GreenPrint and The Arizona Solar Center.

“One of the reasons we moved our family back to Traverse City was to be close to the bay,” said Haas. “I’m very excited and proud to be part of an organization doing such important work in our community advocating for the protection of our greatest natural resource.”

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