Who We Are

Who We Are

The Dahlem Center – also known as Jackson’s Nature Place – is a small nature center nonprofit in southern Jackson, MI. We have 300 acres of land with over 5 miles of trails open everyday from dawn to dusk.

We are made up of:

  • 7 staff
  • 12 board members
  • countless members, volunteers, donors, and community members


Board of Directors

  • John Bacon (President)
  • Tom Davey (President Elect)
  • Becky Mehall (Secretary)
  • Suzanne McCloskey (Treasurer)
  • Samuel Barnes (Jackson College Representative)
  • Bob Basore
  • Sarah Green
  • Patricia Huebner
  • Aaron Laidler
  • Justin Phelps
  • Ryan Phillips
  • Emily Taylor
  • Beckie Shotwell (Past President)
  • Myrna Berlet (Dutcher Emeritus)