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Our Team

We have a mission to show how incredible the Upper Peninsula is by connecting those who share our passion for adventure and the UP #exploretheup









Josh LeClair: Founder and Head Photographer

Josh LeClair is Explore the UP's founder and head photographer. He has been the lead for photo/video at NMU's marketing department for over three years. He played a crucial role in creating the brand that helped enrollment bounce back up 15%. He also runs LeClair Photo+Video and has worked with some of the top businesses in the Marquette area as well as freelance around the continental US. 

With over a decade of experience with photo, video, and marketing - and combined with over 15,000 followers on Instagram our team can help you to get the exposure you want for your Upper Peninsula brand, art, or business. 


Haley Bussell: Director of Social Media and Promotions

Haley Bussell is pursuing a degree in public relations with and a minor in media production and new technology at Northern Michigan University. She has experience in publishing, music business, promotion, content creation, integrated communication and digital marketing. Her life focus is to communicate, connect, and create ideas with others in the hopes of bringing more positive experiences into this world. Feel free to ask her about social media trends, songwriting, hiking, music recommendations, or fun facts she has learned from watching many...many documentaries.