Shelly grew up in Grand Rapids, Michigan but is no stranger to Northwest Michigan, where she has always visited family on Old Mission and Leelanau peninsulas, reinforcing her love of water and the outdoors. She has a Bachelors of Science in Natural Resource Management from Grand Valley State University and most recently has completed two terms with the Leelanau Conservancy as a Stewardship Technician through Huron Pines' AmeriCorps program. Throughout that time she has also gardened for a local small business and is a MSU Extension Master Gardener trainee.
Living and working in the area for the past few years has given Shelly an understanding and deep appreciation of the unique ecology and community in this region, strengthening her enthusiasm for connecting with others through nature. In her free time Shelly enjoys hiking, camping, rock hounding, watching jeopardy, dogspotting & marveling at leaves.
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