“Michele was the project manager on the development of an environmental interpretive facility on State Parks property. She successfully coordinated a diverse group of public and private partners, and developed the concepts, themes and educational goals for the center. Michele managed the project including the supervision of contractors, graphic and exhibit designers, and installation contractors. Her positive spirit and dedication are what made the project successful and can still be seen in the quality of the place today.”

Nick Franco, Superintendent, 
San Luis Obispo Coast District, California State Parks

“Michele coordinated numerous public outreach events for the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, including lecture series, special guest lectures, community fairs, monitoring events, education programs and publications. Her ability to take challenging scientific information and create user-friendly products and programs was a great asset to the sanctuary.”

Dawn Hayes, Education & Outreach Coordinator
NOAA’s Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary

“Michele was the "local expert" for us as we developed a marine science curriculum guide and teacher's on-line workshop for the Monterey area. She had great ideas and information, as well as extensive knowledge of coastal and marine science resources.”

Diana Lee Crew, Director of Strategic Partnerships
Immersion Presents

“We worked with Michele on the creation of interpretive signs for endangered species and habitats. She proved to be extremely helpful in developing the story line and acquiring photos for the graphic panels. The final product was better than we imagined it would be.” 

Terre Dunivant, Certified Interpretive Planner
Gaia Graphics & Associates

“One design principle behind the philosophy of Expeditionary Learning is field work. Michele’s science-based presentation of biology and the natural world allowed students to find answers to their questions. The comprehensible input (excellent diagrams and hands-on activities) allowed students to grasp the content material more readily.”

Lara Davis, Science Teacher
Northpoint Expeditionary Learning Academy

“Michele made important contributions to our docent training manual and was highly effective at our docent training sessions. Our docents received an easy to understand, broader and more comprehensive education concerning our diverse and special coastal environment.”

Mary Lee Becwar, President (Emeritus), Board of Directors
Friends of the Elephant Seal