Francie’s Dad once asked her what she wanted to do with her life. Be happy was her response. Little did he know at the time she was to embark on over a 20-year journey that would take her to 35 different states and 2 countries teaching with birds of prey. With a degree from Northern Michigan University and as a Certified Interpretative Guide from the National Association of Interpretation, Francie is specifically trained in theory and practice of interpretation and environmental education. She has presented at national and international conferences, teacher training workshops, developed environmental conservation curriculum and had loads of fun. As Executive Director of Michigan Avian Experience, she continues to share her work with others.