Fifteen minutes with … an environmental educator |

Fifteen minutes with … an environmental educator

Timekeeper: John GardnerGlenwood Springs, CO ColoradoName: Melissa DickeyAge: 27Place of birth: Gilmanton, N.H.Occupation: Environmental educator/ ranch hand at Rock Bottom Ranch in El Jebel.When did you move to the area and why? I moved in April after a seasonal job in Alta, Utah, ended. I had some friends moving here, too, so I thought I would come here.What’s the best part of your job? Being outside and playing with the kids and teaching them about the environment.First thing you’d buy after winning the lottery? A pair of new skis.What do you do in your spare time? Ski, hike, read, and pretty much anything outdoors.Greatest accomplishment: My senior year at the University of New Hampshire my rowing team won the Eastern College Athletic Conference Championships.Best piece of advice you’ve received, or cliché to live by: Do what makes you happy.As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? I wanted to be a biologist or a scientist of some kind. If you had only three TV channels, what would you watch? Discovery Channel, the History Channel and the Weather Channel.Any tattoos? NoneGreatest invention of all time: Velcro.FavoritesMovie: AmèlieBreakfast cereal: Barbara’s PuffinsSinger: Michael JacksonAthlete: My brother, Jeff Dickey; he’s a cyclistFood: Candy – mostly black licoriceWebsite: Alta.comPlace in Garfield County: Flying kites on the Crown near Mount Sopris, or Prince Creek. Sport to watch: Baseball

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