Hello, my name is Bobbi. (a.k.a Melissa J. Bob)
I first got hired at Erringtons Wilderness Islands in 2001, and I’ve been here ever since. When I first came to the lodge, I was in awe of the beauty and the seclusion. I came here as a new hired worker and was completely unexpected of what I was getting myself into.
Not only does the weather change at the drop of a dime, but with the new surroundings and new people, it almost felt like I was in the series “Survivor”
Since that first year I was hired I’ve seen many changes with the staff, but whats’ more important, is that the Erringtons became a family to me, and the staff were also part of that extended family.
I grew up in more ways that I can describe at Erringtons. Not only as a mature young woman, but spiritually also. Being here made me pursue my love of Nature and the outdoors, and I enrolled in the Fish and Wildlife course. Now, I’m able to identify birds by flight, sound, and wing. I can now look at something and know exactly what it is. And from this I became the person to go to, when a guest saw something, or try to mimic a bird sound. This then led into the nature tours at the lodge. People like going for a walk around the island, and pointing out this and that, and me explaining what it is, and how to identify what it is.
After I graduated Fish and Wildlife, I entered the Forestry Technician course. Now, I’m a Forest Research Technician at the Forestry Research Centre in Sault Ste. Marie.
Not only had Erringtons taught me a lot about myself, but I’ve also learned a lot from them. To AL (Abby), Doris, Morgan and Devin, and staff (Crystal, Adam, Franky, Lori, Larry, Vern, Joe, Ivan, Heather, Tasha, Sable and Nikita) Thanks for the wonderful memories!!