Elizabeth Tillman

Elizabeth Tillman, Park Interpreter at P.J. Hoffmaster State Park

Elizabeth has served as the Park Interpreter at P.J. Hoffmaster State Park since 1988, when she began her career with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. In 1994, she assumed the responsibility of directing the Gillette Sand Dune Visitor Center.

A graduate of Michigan State University, Elizabeth holds a BA in Journalism and a BS in Natural Resource Management. She is the co-author of Discovering Great Lakes Dunes published by Michigan State University Extension, Michigan Sea Grant and the Gillette Natural History Association in 1998.

Elizabeth, her two daughters and husband are avid outdoor enthusiasts who truly appreciate Michigan's many natural wonders. "I cannot imagine living anywhere else other than along a Great Lake," says Elizabeth, "since I have spent most of my life with feet rooted in the sand. I am blessed to be able to share my love of our state, its water and sand dune resources with others."

In addition to her role as Park Interpreter, Elizabeth has contributed to many publications on sand dunes and has also served on community and statewide committees that address sand dune issues.