Direct phone: 231.344.1004
Email: Melissa(at)

While growing up within minutes of Round Lake, Lake Charlevoix and Lake Michigan, Melissa developed a love for northern Michigan and the outdoors, which led to earning a Bachelor of Science degree from the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at Michigan State University. Starting her journey at Little Traverse Conservancy as an intern, Melissa then became the first LTC full time stewardship staff person. After 14 years of working in and developing the stewardship program, she took an opportunity to work within the education program, combining passions for conservation and education. Melissa is now excited to have returned to her stewardship roots and is grateful to be part of a successful organization having a lasting, positive impact in the community. When not wandering through forests, strolling along beaches, paddling down a river or tromping through snow, Melissa can be found at a library, community event, or savoring time with family and friends.