Mel Sikes

Melissa grew up in northern Rhode Island, went to college at Unity College in Maine and got her Bachelors of Science in Outdoor Recreation in 1990. She has worked as a naturalist since graduating, starting out at residential environmental education centers in Rhode Island, New York, and California; then working for the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection running a teacher training program for 6 years, then at the Calgary Zoo in Alberta, Canada for 2 years, then as the Program Director at Friends of Creamer’s Field for 4 years. She now works at the Fairbanks Soil and Water Conservation District as the Natural Resource Education Specialist and has been there for 5 years.