Welcome to Norte, Jill Sill

Norte's Business Manager Jill Sill.

Jill Sill has Joined Team Orange as Norte’s Business Manager Superstar

Norte recently hired Jill Sill to fill the new position of business manager. Her energy and professionalism will support a wide range of programming, outreach, and advocacy activities to further Norte’s mission of building happy, healthy, strong communities. As a former environmental educator, high school teacher, and public school administrative assistant, she brings a rich history of working with nonprofits to achieve community-orientated goals.

“Despite the crazy year of 2020, Norte continues to grow and reach more families across Northern Michigan. As we do this, we continue to adapt, and this new position is a critical step,” said Executive Director Ty Schmidt. “To meet the goals in our strategic plan, we need a dedicated point person running the day-to-day of Norte. Jill brings experience and passion. I’m thrilled to have her on the team.”

Sill empowers Norte programming, operations, and development by managing staffing, accounting duties, and database management. She also serves on Norte’s leadership team working with the team’s directors to realize the six-year-old nonprofit’s goals and objectives.

“Working with Norte matches my desire to connect people of all ages and abilities with the outdoors and our community,” said Sill. “My active family finds great joy in exploring Northern Michigan by foot, boat, and bike. Helping others access this joy, the local parks and trails, and the community connections and confidence that grow from these experiences is very empowering. I am thrilled to support the Norte mission and very well might have the best job ever.”

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Happy. Healthy. Strong.