Our Team

RiverXchange is a program of Ciudad Soil and Water Conservation District. The program is managed by our team of talented education professionals.

Bonnie Schmader has helped to manage RiverXchange since 2010. She has worked for the U.S. Forest Service, the Albuquerque BioPark, the City of Albuquerque Open Space Division and the Jane Goodall Institute’s Roots & Shoots program. Bonnie has also provided contract services for curriculum development and teacher training for Experiential EE, New Mexico State Parks, the University of New Mexico and Southwest Education Institute of the Southwest (SEIS).  When Bonnie isn’t teaching students about water resources, she’s playing her flute and harp for hospital patients as a therapeutic musician and traveling with her husband.


Melissa McLamb joined RiverXchange in Spring of 2015. She is a graduate from Prescott College, with degrees in Sustainable Community Development and Wilderness Based Education. Melissa has a wide range of teaching experience in field instruction, ecological literacy, service learning and body awareness facilitation. She works intermittently as an outdoor educator for Cottonwood Gulch Foundation and currently manages Artemisia Herbs in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Melissa’s other interests include learning in her backyard garden, taking walks in wilderness and dancing.