Keynote Panelist, Day 2
Michelle Mitchell serves as the Director of Recreation, Wilderness, Heritage and Volunteer Resources for the Southern Region of the Forest Service. Her previous roles include Assistant Director of Recreation, Wilderness, Wild and Scenic Rivers, Heritage, and Trails in the Pacific Northwest Region as well as Partnership, Volunteer, and Service Program Manager and Florida National Scenic Trail Program Manager in the Southern Region. She holds a BS in Botany from the University of Georgia and a Graduate Certificate in Natural Resource Management from Virginia Tech. Michelle is particularly interested in engaging people and communities in the management of public lands through partnership. She lives in Lakemont, GA with her partner, Mike. Together they enjoy hiking with their dog, Riley, sailing on Lake Lanier, and trying out all things related to the wonderful outdoors.