Residing in Presque Isle County with his wife Linda, Jerry brings a wealth of knowledge to the HeadWaters Land Conservancy Land Stewardship Committee. Jerry’s love of nature began at young age, and led Jerry to receive a degree in Parks and Recreation Administration from Michigan State University. Jerry turned his love of nature into a very successful 27 year career managing several Michigan State Parks. As a certified Volunteer Land Steward Jerry has been an active member of HWLC for over 10 years. “I feel the HeadWaters mission of protecting northeast Michigan from development/fragmentation is one of our most important conservation goal” explains Smith. An avid woodworker Jerry can often be found working in his wood shop creating one of a kind handcrafted signs for HWLC.