Considering her deep love of ducks and the outdoors, working onsite at Delta Marsh is truly the dream job for Amanda Szadkowski.

“I am passionate about the ducks,” she said. “Working here keeps me learning every day. I love being a part of the whole process — from watching the ducks nest to watching the broods swim. I find every aspect is rewarding.”

Raised in the small village of Ethelbert, Manitoba, Szadkowski is an accomplished outdoorsperson. She’s a licensed trapper and hunting guide.

“I’m pretty darn good at it, too!” she said.

Szadkowski went to school for nursing and worked in long-term care for 15 years before her current position with Delta came along. She enjoys coming to work every day, and seeing the improvements, progress and possibilities of the Marsh.

It makes sense that Szadkowski’s favorite place to hunt is the Delta Marsh. She especially likes shooting canvasbacks and teal with her black Lab, Remington, by her side. She learned to hunt near St. Ambroise, Manitoba, and would love to travel more widely to hunt ducks. She’d also like to try hunting big game.

When she’s not on the marsh, you can likely find Szadkowski on the beach, on her quad, or spending time with her two daughters, family and friends. She’s also a heck of a cook!