Announcing Our New Staff Member: Melissa Eckstrom

Willow Bend is excited to announce that after a rigorous search and long interview process (with many highly qualified applicants) we finally found and hired a new Education and Outreach Assistant!

We would like to extend a warm Willow Bend welcome to Melissa Eckstrom!

Melissa holds a B.A in Sustainable Agriculture from Sterling College in Craftsbury Common, VT. She has served in AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps in the American Midwest, as well as the United States Peace Corps in Jamaica. She is passionate about environmental education and has shared her love of the natural world while creating programming for schools and camps, managing gardens, and playing songs about worms on her ukulele. Melissa loves to ride her bicycle, bake bread, and draw silly comics in her sketchbook.

We hope you will soon get to meet Melissa, at the Center, teaching a program, leading a field trip or running one of our community events. Make sure to introduce yourself and welcome her to the Willow Bend family.