Contact the LSCP

Address: 501 S. Front Street, Marquette, MI 49855

Phone: (906) 226-6591

Fax: (906) 226-2099



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Sarah Lucas
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Sarah Lucas, AICP, has a 20-year career in community and economic development in small communities and rural areas in Michigan. In her roles at Networks Northwest, Housing North, and the Western U.P. Planning and Development region, she led a variety of cross-sector initiatives and planning efforts that have resulted in long-lasting coalitions, local and state policy change, and enhanced regional capacity for growth and investment. Sarah currently serves as Board president of the Michigan Association of Planning. She is a graduate of Eastern Michigan University.

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Ashley Szczepanski
Director of Marketing
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Ashley has 12 years of experience in marketing, event planning, and creative design. She is a graduate from Central Michigan University with a degree in Commercial Recreation and Facility Management. She is a member of Connect Marquette.


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Mary Myers
Director of Business Development
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Mary has five years of experience in economic development and is currently working toward becoming a Certified Economic Developer. She also has experience in project management, customer service and real estate (short sales and foreclosures), is a Certified Business Service Professional, certified in Economic Modeling Specialists and a notary public. She serves on the board of directors of the Michigan Economic Developers Association (MEDA), serves on the the board of directors for the Marquette Breakfast Rotary, is a member of Connect Marquette, and the Accelerate U.P. resource team. Mary is a graduate of Central Michigan University with a degree in Business Management.


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Lois Ellis
Executive Director Dickinson Area Economic Development Alliance
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Lois is a Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) through the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) and an Economic Development Finance Professional (EDFP).  She has been the Executive Director for the Dickinson Area Economic Development Alliance since 2017 her economic development background began in 2002 when she was hired at the LSCP where she worked for 11 years. She is a graduate of Northern Michigan University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing.


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Brooke Quinn
Business Development Representative
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Brooke has experience in customer service, consulting and team management. She is a graduate of Northern Michigan University with a degree in Entrepreneurship. She is a member of the Accelerate U.P. resource team, CTE Committee and the Alumni Advisor for NMU TEAM Business.


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Megan O’Connor
Outreach Coordinator
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Megan received her degree in Communication Studies from Northern Michigan University. She has experience in public speaking and customer service. She loves volunteering with the Marquette County Veterans Alliance, the NMU Food Pantry, and singing with St. Peter’s Cathedral Choir.

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Michaela Zuzula
Marketing Coordinator
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In 2021, Michaela (Kayla) graduated from Northern Michigan University with a Bachelor’s degree in Social Media Design Management. While pursuing her degree, Michaela worked in various marketing and social media positions. She has experience working within multiple industries such as real estate, manufacturing, mortgage, aviation, travel, and more. At Lake Superior Community Partnership (LSCP), Michaela focuses her efforts on social media, marketing, and creating/distributing communications materials.

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Matt Trewhella
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Matt is the Controller at the Lake Superior Community Partnership (LSCP). He has experience in public accounting and computer programming. He graduated from Indiana University with a degree in Accounting.

Regional Team

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Chris Bosio
International Trade Development Manager Michigan Economic Development Corporation
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Vicki Schwab
Business Development Manager Michigan Economic Development Corporation
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Donna LaCourt
Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development
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Vincent Bevins
Michigan Department of Transportation
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Jennifer Tucker
MEDC Community Assistance Team


Here at the LSCP we think it is important to provide students with hands on experience that will help them find jobs when they graduate. To apply as an intern with the LSCP, contact

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