Theresa Neal, Interpreter41382 West M-123
Paradise, MI 49768
Theresa has served as the park interpreter at Tahquamenon Falls since 2005. She began her career as a naturalist with the DNR at Holland State Park as an Adventure Ranger, delivering nature programs and leading hikes for park visitors. She was then hired as a naturalist for DeGraaf Nature Center in Holland, designing and presenting programs for children and school groups. During the summer of 2005, she again worked for the DNR Explorer Program as a mentor for the Explorer Guides in southeast Michigan.
As a proud graduate of Michigan State University, Theresa attends as many Spartan football games as possible. She also enjoys riding her motorcycle, fishing the Two Hearted River and hiking the diverse trails of the Upper Peninsula with her husband and two dogs. "I feel fortunate to work in such a beautiful place," says Theresa, "and to have the ability to share it with everyone else!"