Melissa Pockett

Front Desk Coordinator

Born and raised outside Peterborough, Melissa currently holds a diploma in Park Operations and Outdoor Recreation and a certificate in Ecotourism and Adventure Tourism Management, both from Sir Sandford Fleming College, as well as a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Environmental Studies from Trent University. 

Melissa’s love for the outdoors led her to Haliburton Forest in 2015 where she has taken on a larger role as our Lease and Land Use Expert and Front Desk Coordinator. 

She gained much of her knowledge and experience through her employment as an Ontario Ranger and a Natural Heritage Educator with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) and as Administrative Coordinator with the Haliburton Highlands Outdoor Association. When she isn’t at the Forest, Melissa can be found camping and enjoying all that the Highlands has to offer.