The Lake Milton Raptor Education Center was started By Aimee Pico and her husband Matthew Pico in 2001. We were joined in 2004 by Darlene Brockman who opened a satellite center in SW Michigan. In 2010 the center was moved from Ohio to Michigan.
Aimee Pico holds a bachelors degree in Zoology. Her passion for birds started at a very young age and she has lived and worked with the avian species for the past 20 years. She is also a licensed falconer and currently hunts with Harris' Hawks.
Matthew holds a BFA and currently works in web marketing, search engine optimization and website development. Matthew also assist with the birds and education programs.
Darlene has work as a nurse for 25 years, teaching nursing at a local college the past 15 years. She has always been interested in Owls and when Aimee asked her to join the team she could not say no. Now a daughter/mother team, we share the same passion for the Raptors and enjoy together, educating the public about these wonderful species.
Jessica is an apprentice falconer and is attending college for a degree in biology.
She has been a volunteer for the center since 2001