Robb Smith

Board Pics 031HeadWaters Land Conservancy is pleased to announce the addition of Robb Smith to its Board of Directors. Robb comes to HeadWaters with a long history of protecting Michigan’s water resources. As an avid fly fisherman and former Chairman of Michigan’s Trout Unlimited Board, Robb understands the need to protect Michigan’s irreplaceable rivers, lakes and the crucial lands that surround them. “Joining the Headwaters Land Conservancy Board gives me the opportunity to help preserve, protect and educate others about Michigan’s land, waters and special places,” explains Smith.  “There is nothing I love more than to be out of doors in northern Michigan and I look forward to serving with so many wonderful people for such an important cause.”

Robb has been married to his wonderful wife Chrissy for 43 years and together they have two children and five wonderful grandchildren. Presently Robb and Chrissy have two small log cabins on the banks of Big Creek north of Luzerne where they spend every available moment.

Education:Robb Smith

  • Bachelor’s Degree – Ross School of Business  – University of Michigan
  • Associates Degree Business – Delta College
  • Master Electrician and Licensed Electrical Contractor

Career Information:

  • Vice President – Essexville Electric, Inc. – 43 Years
  • Work experience includes: Estimating, Project Management and Electrical Systems Design

Organizational Affiliations:

  • Past Chairman and current Treasurer – Michigan Trout Unlimited
  • Past President – Mershon Chapter of Trout Unlimited – Saginaw
  • Treasurer and Founding Member – Au Sable Big Water Preservation Association
  • Past Board Member – Bay Medical Center Visiting Nurses Association and the National Electrical Contactor’s Association
  • Member – Anglers of the Au Sable, Huron Pines, and the Michigan Environmental Council
  • Past Administrative Board, Trustee and Pastor Parish Relations Chairman of Fremont Ave United Methodist Church – Bay City

Hobbies:IMG_1903 (3)

  • Fly Fishing, fly tying, and drift boating
  • Working Outdoors –  Stream restoration, landscaping, planting and cutting wood
  • Reading
  • Travel
  • Fixing stuff at our cabins


  • Resided in our home in Bay City for 39 years.
  • Presently have two small log cabins on the banks of the Big Creek north of Luzerne where we spend every available moment as weather permits















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