In Scott Haley's 22 years of service at Werner Plumbing & Heating, he did contract work all over Northern Michigan - including at the U-M Biological Station. Through this work, he got to know Tony Sutterley, the Station's current Facilities Manager, who is retiring at the end of this summer. "I always envied Tony's job," says Haley. "Now I get to do it myself."
Though born and raised in Cheboygan, Haley got his formal education at trade school in Texas (at the adamant behest of his grandfather). He moved back to Northern Michigan to be near family, and has since worked in heating, cooling, solar, diesel mechanics, iron works, and at a marina prior to his long tenure at Werner.
Now, Haley looks forward to bringing his expertise in mechanics, management, and facilities maintenance to his new role. He cites the ability to work outdoors, the change of pace from his previous work, and the camaraderie and community feel of UMBS as major draws. He is particularly grateful for Sutterley's mentorship during his last summer on the job. "There's so much to learn from Tony, so much he has stored in his brain. Working with him this summer will be a great opportunity to transfer some of that knowledge before he moves on."
In his spare time, Haley is - unsurprisingly - an avid outdoorsman. He enjoys snowshoeing, skiing, off-roading in his Bronco, and camping in the Upper Peninsula.