REACH FURTHER AND CUT THROUGH THE WIND WITH DOUBLE HAUL SOLUTIONS
Double Haul Solutions (DHS) was launched in 2021 to support communities, organizations, and teams in their efforts to deliver results, address complex challenges, and achieve the successes they seek.
Through the Double Haul Network, DHS has the ability to customize project teams based on the specific and unique needs of each client. With access to community builders, human resources and labor relations specialists, policy experts, project managers, community engagement strategists, planning and community/economic development professionals, financial strategists, and more, the necessary skillsets are at arm’s reach. DHS focuses on collaborating with authentic leaders who embrace our vision, purpose, and values and who are willing to go the extra mile to foster long-term and genuine client relationships.
The DHS Team consists of innovators with new service offerings on the horizon that will be built to support communities and talent development. We look for challenges still awaiting solutions that can be developed, refined, and sustained in an effort to move the needle on important local, state, and national priorities.
DHS is about applying the purpose of a double haul fly fishing cast to help our clients reach further and cut through the wind.
Let DHS help you reach new distances!
GET TO KNOW US
Nate has been in local government since 2005, working primarily in an executive environment, including time as a chief executive. During his tenure, against heavy winds, he led efforts resulting in improved public service delivery and long-term financial sustainability. Nate's passion for service is bolstered by his family, working to set an example for his children, and working to create great communities for them and future generations.
DIRECTOR OF CLIENT ENGAGEMENT
Amanda's interest in cities took off when she took an Introduction to Urban Studies class during her undergraduate program at Wayne State University, where she majored in Public Affairs and Urban Studies. Amanda quickly decided she wanted to do all things cities and local government. Continuing her education at Central Michigan University, she graduated with her Master of Public Administration. Amanda’s interests and experiences are wide, working in city management, supporting city clerk operations and elections, human resources, risk management, and facilities management. Amanda invests her passion for people into recruiting young professionals, particularly women, into the local government workforce. Amanda brings an array of local government knowledge and energy to the Double Haul Solutions Team.
ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST AND
EXECUTIVE AND LEADERSHIP COACH
April launched her local government career in 1996 taking detours, twists and turns into local government leadership roles, with her latest position as a Deputy County Executive for Oakland County, the second largest County in Michigan. April has recently started her own consulting firm that focuses on building leaders and creating stronger organizations through training and coaching. April’s passion for community building starts with a strong, willing, innovative and driven organization that values diversity, equity and inclusion for each and every resident they serve.
ECONOMIC VITALITY/SMALL COMMUNITY SPECIALIST
Mitch Foster has been the city manager for the waterfront community of Ludington since 2019. Prior to that, he was the village administrator for the Village of Winneconne, WI, as well as the village manager for the Village of Kingsley, MI. He is an active member of the International City/County Management Association and Engaging Local Government Leaders. Mitch and his wife, Becky, have two children, Otto and Elle, and enjoy living the lake life with spare time filled with hiking, golf, and good books.
THE DOUBLE HAUL NETWORK
LINKING YOUR NEEDS TO SUBJECT MATTER EXPERTS
Throughout my career, I have relied on the work of teams. As a consultant, this value remains true. Oftentimes the best ideas and work products come from a team with varied expertise and life experiences. Depending on client needs, I may call on the Double Haul Network of professionals to support the development and execution of a scope of services that can best deliver on desired outcomes. Some of the professionals I collaborate with include those found below. Our work with clients is about delivering results, not bolstering a single brand. If Double Haul Solutions is not the right fit, I will happily provide a referral when equipped to do so.
Prosperous, purpose driven communities, organizations, and teams.
To help clients reach further and cut through the winds of everyday challenges.
True to self, true to purpose, and true to values
Leadership is about creating conditions and environments that nurture successful outcomes
Success is rarely possible without the support of others
Diversity of heritage, identity, thought, talent, and life experience bolsters the opportunities for enrichment strengthening individuals, teams, organizations, and communities.
Strong communities of employees, customers, and neighbors create environments that foster success and fulfillment
Opportunity is lost and hazards are missed when we focus only on what lies ahead and ignore the periphery