Melissa has been working in Natural Resource Conservation and Education in El Dorado County for 14 years with organizations such as the El Dorado Irrigation District and the local Resource Conservation Districts. She has been involved in Agricultural education since 2010, when she organized Ag in the Classrooms Farm Day event. Prior to stepping up as Executive Director, she was the Program Coordinator with AITC leading the Fields of Learning program. Melissa is passionate about providing hands-on and enriching education opportunities for the students of El Dorado County. She enjoys hiking, snowboarding and sharing the beautiful sites of the Sierra Nevada with her husband and two boys.
Peggy’s lifelong love of education and firm belief in teaching the next generation to care for the earth and its resources drew her to Ag in the Classroom. She brings over 30 years of experience in both the private sector and education. She is excited to get in on the ground floor of this new position and use her expertise in office management and bookkeeping to assist Ag in the Classroom to succeed in meeting its goals.