Arkansas Game & Fish Commission | 2021-2023
Schelly Corry is the director of Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s new Ozark Highlands Nature Center in Springdale, AR. Before joining AGFC Schelly was vice president of the US Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama, where she worked directly with NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, U.S. Army at Redstone Arsenal, the FBI and many other local partners. Schelly’s career began over 27 years ago, and includes work in team leadership, capital campaigns, strategic planning, natural sciences, environmental education and conservation, live animal care and display, science museum exhibit design, and interpretation.
Schelly is a lifelong learner and loves to gain new skills and experiences. She has a BAS in Biology and Education from Dallas Baptist University, a Graduate Certificate in Free-Choice Learning (Museum Studies) from Oregon State University, and two Montessori teaching degrees in early childhood and elementary education and many other professional certifications. As a leader, Schelly believes you can have fun and work hard at the same time. She is a “glass half-full” kinda gal. She is passionate about growing new leaders and mentoring upcoming professionals in the field.
She has been married for 25 years to Brian Corry, a talented artist and sculptor. They have 3 beautiful grown daughters, and they are expecting their first grandchild in early June 2022.
Favorite Quote: A Challenge…to lead instead of being led, to participate instead of watching, to act instead of waiting with idle hands. – Paul Petzoldt, Founder NOLS