Board of Directors

Brittany Burgess,  
President - Elect
Program Manager
University of Michigan Museum of Natural History
1109 Geddes Ave., Room 1011
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1079
Tel: 734-647-6421
Email: brchunn@umich.edu
Term expires: 2020

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Zakiya Jackson,
Director at Large 

Special Education Teacher
Detroit Public Schools
Ralph J. Bunche Preparatory Academy
2715 Macomb Street                                 Detroit, MI 48207
Tel: 313-748-6547
Email: zakiyaajackson@gmail.com
Term expires: 2017

------------------------------------------------------------------Bill Hodges, 
Director at Large

Science Teacher
Holt Public Schools.

------------------------------------------------------------------MAEOE Advisors:

Kevin Frailey, Education Services Manager
Marketing and Outreach Division
MI Dept of Natural Resources
Tel: 517-373-7306
Email: FraileyK@michigan.gov

Tom Occhipinti, Environmental Educ. Coordinator
MI Dept of Environmental Quality
Tel: 517- 373-2379
Email: occhipintit@michigan.gov 

Ashlie Smith, 
Immediate Past President

Supervisor & Naturalist
Farmington Hills Nature Center
28600 W. Eleven Mile Rd. 
Farmington Hills, MI 48336
Location (Heritage Park): 24915 Farmington Rd 
Farmington Hills, MI 48336
Tel: 248-477-1135 (w)
Email: asmith@fhgov.com
Term expires: 2018 

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Bridget Booth,
Director at Large
Middle School Science Teacher                      St. Thomas Aquinas School
915 Alton Road
East Lansing, MI 48823
Email: 

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​Marilena Burlacu,
Treasurer
Email: maeoe.treasurer@gmail.com     Term expires: 2018

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Mike LeValley,
Director at Large
Education Coordinator
Isabella Conservation District
5979 E Broadway
Mt Pleasant, MI 48858
Tel: 989-772-5927 ext 118
Email: mike.levalley@mi.usda.gov
Term expires: 2019

------------------------------------------------------------Administrative Assistant:
Elizabeth Pike

maeoe.assistant@gmail.com

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MAEOgram Editor:
Scot Martin
scotfmartin@gmail.com

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MAEOEgram Designer:
Chris Blunden
cblunden@circle26.com​

PO Box 51235

Livonia, MI 48151

Board members are elected yearly at the Annual Conference/Meeting and by email proxy voting. MAEOE is always looking for new candidates for the Board of Directors. If you are interested to volunteer your time in advancing environmental and outdoor education in the Great Lakes state, please consider running for the Board or joining a committee (see Get Involved page.)

Michigan Alliance for Environmental and Outdoor Education

Cindy Fitzwilliams-Heck, 
President

Biology Instructor | Outdoor Club Advisor
Ferris State University
Department of Biological Sciences
ASC 820 Campus Dr
Office: SCI 141
Big Rapids, MI 49307-2225
Tel: 231-591-5843
Email: fitzwilc@ferris.edu
Term expires: 2019

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Becky Durling,
Secretary

Young Fives Teacher                                  Discovery Elementary - Williamston Community Schools
350 Highland Street
Williamston, MI 48895
Tel: 517-655-2855 ext 4510
Email: durlinr@gowcs.net
Term expires: 2019

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Nick Di'Cresce,
Director at Large

Director of Environmental Education
Our Global Kids
4330 Grayton
Detroit, MI 48224
Tel: 313-407-7665
Email: nickthenaturenut@gmail.com
Term expires: 2019

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Misty Klotz,
Director at Large

Community Outreach Assistant
Michigan State University - W.K. Kellogg Biological Station
3700 E. Gull Lake Drive
Hickory Corners, MI 49060
Tel: 269-671-5116
Email: