Crossroads Hires New Executive Director

Crossroads at Big Creek announced that Samantha Koyen will join its staff as executive director. Koyen takes over for Laurel Hauser who has served in the role since 2019. Hauser will remain with Crossroads as development director.

Koyen comes from the Door County Soil and Water Conservation department where she coordinates the Door County Invasive Species Team (DCIST), a collaboration of nonprofit partners, homeowners and agencies working to manage invasive species in Door County. Koyen has a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Environmental Science from Juniata College in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, and a Master of Science in Sustainability Science with a concentration in Natural Resource Conservation from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. 

“Crossroads is an important organization in Door County’s rich legacy of environmental stewardship,” said Koyen. “It was an honor to lead the DCIST partnership and apply ecological stewardship practices on a county-wide basis. I now look forward to using my experiences and connection to continue the Crossroads mission.”