Board of Directors

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 in volunteering your time in advancing environmental and outdoor education in the Great Lakes state, please consider running for the Board or joining a committee.

Cindy Fitzwilliams-Heck

Past President

Environmental Adult Educator
Ferris State University
Department of Biological Sciences
ASC 820 Campus Dr
Office: SCI 141
Big Rapids, MI 49307-2225
Tel: 231-591-5843
Term expires: 2019

Brittany Burgess


Program Manager
University of Michigan Museum of Natural History
1105 N. University Ave., Biological Sciences Building - Room B227A
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1079
Tel: 734-647-6421
Term expires: 2020

Bridget Booth

President Elect

Middle School Science Teacher                     Haslett Middle School
1535 Franklin St, Haslett, MI 48840 Tel: 517-332-0813
Term expires: 2021

Becky Durling


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

Marilena Burlacu


Financial Controller Storch Magnetics
11827 Globe St Livonia, MI 48150
Tel: 734-497-9615
Email:    Term expires: 2020

Tara White

Director at Large

3-5 Math and Science Teacher River Rouge STEM Academy
163 Burke Street River Rouge, MI 48218
Tel: 313-297-0500
Term expires: 2021

Nick Di'Cresce

Director at Large

Director of Environmental Education
Our Global Kids
4330 Grayton
Detroit, MI 48224
Tel: 313-407-7665
Term expires: 2019

Bill Hodges

Director at Large

Science Teacher
Holt High School                                            5885 West Holt Road                              Tel: 517-699-7441
Term expires: 2020

Amanda Gort

Director at Large

GSRP Teacher Neway Nature Preschool
16525 Bailey Road Bailey. MI 49303
Tel: 231-652-3866
Email: Term expires: 2021

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: 269-671-2402 Email:
Term expires: 2020

Mike LeValley

Director at Large

Education Coordinator
Isabella Conservation District
5979 E Broadway
Mt Pleasant, MI 48858
Tel: 989-772-5927 ext 3
Term expires: 2019

MAEOE Advisors

Kevin Frailey, Education Services Manager
Marketing and Outreach Division
MI Dept of Natural Resources
Tel: 517-373-7306

Tom Occhipinti, Environmental Educ. Coordinator
MI Dept of Environmental Quality
Tel: 517- 373-2379




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