Dani is part of the Team O’Brien administration. Small-town life and access to the wilderness keep her rooted in the North Country. When she is not in the office, she can be found on a trail or in the studio illustrating Michigan wildlife. Dani frequently contributes to fish & wildlife conservation efforts in northern Michigan, and she has volunteered for Grass River Natural Area, as well as the Michigan Arctic Grayling Initiative. She received a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts Degree from the University of Michigan, and she has worked for MyNorth Media and Traverse Magazine. Since settling into northern Michigan in 2012, Dani finds joy through outdoor recreation, community involvement and time with family.