Guidelines Trainers' Bureau

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The Guidelines Trainers' Bureau consists of environmental educators who are prepared to give presentations to a variety of audiences on the Guidelines and how they can be used.  

For more information about the Guidelines Trainer's Bureau and how you might schedule a presentation or workshop in your area, contact Bora Simmons, borasimmons@gmail.com.

Guidelines Trainers Bureau

Connecticut Outdoor & Environmental Education Association (COEEA)

Connecticut Outdoor & Environmental Education Association (COEEA)

COEEA
Gretchen Abrams

Gretchen Abrams

n/a
Tanzeem Ali

Tanzeem Ali

David Allen

David Allen

Director of Institutional Effectiveness, Texas Christian University
leia Althauser

leia Althauser

Andrea Andersen

Andrea Andersen

Nature Preserve Supervisor I, Boyd Hill Nature Preserve - City of St. Petersburg, FL
Cass Arsenault

Cass Arsenault

Naturalist / Nature Guide, Bloomfield Hills Schools
Nicole Avendaño

Nicole Avendaño

Pierce County Sustainable Resources Division
Shelley Barker

Shelley Barker

LoriAnne Barnett Warren

LoriAnne Barnett Warren

Executive Director, Arizona Association for Environmental Education
Cheryl Bauer-Armstrong

Cheryl Bauer-Armstrong

UW-Madison Arboretum
Billy Bennett

Billy Bennett

Government EE Agencies Group Moderator, Executive Director, Kentucky Environmental Education Council

Billy Bennett is the Executive Director of the Kentucky Environmental Education Council (KEEC). Before his appointment, he was the Director of the Center for Environmental Education and part-time faculty in the College of Education at Eastern Kentucky University. Currently he also serves as vice-president of the Kentucky Society of Natural History. Billy also served as the Chair and Vice-chair of the Kentucky Association for Environmental Education (KAEE) and the Kentucky College and University Partnership for Environmental Education (KCUPEE). Through collaboration with KAEE and KCUPEE, he promotes the use of environment-based education across the curriculum areas. His agency, in partnership with KAEE, oversees the operation of the Environmental Education Leadership Corps which places AmeriCorps members with EE nonprofits and government agencies throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

Billy holds a Bachelor’s in Middle School Education, Teaching (2004), a Master's in Secondary Education, Teaching (2006) and a Master's in Elementary Education (2008) at Eastern Kentucky University. He holds a Rank 1 Teaching certificate for 5-8th grade Science/Social Studies, as well as 8-12th grade Earth Science, and has an Endorsement for Environmental Education grades K-12. Also, he is a certified master environmental educator through the Kentucky Environmental Education Council.

His professional affiliations include the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE), the Kentucky Association for Environmental Education (KAEE), The Kentucky Science Teachers Association (KSTA), the Kentucky Chapter of the US Green Building Council (USGBC KY), the Kentucky Society of Natural History (KSNH), and the National Science Teachers Association. He is also a life member of the National Eagle Scout Association (NESA).

Heather Berry

Heather Berry

Doublas County School District
Ramona Big Eagle

Ramona Big Eagle

n/a

Tower to Table for Food Security, Education, and Sustainability

The Project
This project proposes an innovative gardening idea that uses education to help to address a community environmental issue. Community members (specifically seniors and children) will take part in attending classes and I will teach them about nutrition, healthy living through gardening, and entrepreneurship. As a result of the training they receive, the participants will grow and eat nutritious vegetables and fruits and learn how to sustain themselves financially!

Goal

Serve seniors and children from underserved communities and individuals that live in food deserts with classes and hands on experiences that will help them achieve a more equitable and sustainable future for themselves.

Project Outcomes

  • Community members will gain new knowledge, skills,…
Eileen Boekestein

Eileen Boekestein

Environmental Education Coordinator, Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy

Like many environmentalists, Eileen (she/her) finds solace in getting outside. Hiking and bird watching are two of her interests. No agenda? No problem! That’s part of the fun. Eileen would love to visit the Patagonia region of South America one day, but she also loves exploring the wild parts of her home state, Michigan.

Eileen works as the Environmental Education Coordinator for the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE). She brings with her years of cross-boundary work connecting science and governmental organizations with the public and is excited to share her experience facilitating multi-stakeholder community partnerships with others in the Fellowship. Eileen holds a BS in Environmental Biology from Cornerstone University and MS in Environmental Studies with an Environmental Communication emphasis from Green Mountain College. She’s a veteran public speaker, grant writer, and written word…

Will Bollwerk

Will Bollwerk

Carolyn Bollwerk

Carolyn Bollwerk

Independent
Bridget Booth

Bridget Booth

8th Grade Science Teacher, Haslett Middle School
Meghan Bowe

Meghan Bowe

Environmental Education Association of Illinois
Jennifer Bowman

Jennifer Bowman

Environmental Education Coordinator, n/a
Joe Brehm

Joe Brehm

Environmental Education Director, Rural Action
Emily Bretl

Emily Bretl

Program Manager, Earth Force
Judy Brookhiser

Judy Brookhiser

Murray State University
Melanie Buckingham

Melanie Buckingham

Environmental Resources Librarian, Kathleen Clay Library
Brittany Burgess

Brittany Burgess

Michigan Alliance for Environmental and Outdoor Education
Julie Burke

Julie Burke

Jan Burlee

Jan Burlee

Eric Carpenter

Eric Carpenter

Education Designer and Executive Director, Sky Valley Education Design
Bob Carter

Bob Carter

Owner, n/a
Mary Beth Cary

Mary Beth Cary

Dave Chapman

Dave Chapman

Michigan Alliance for Environmental & Outdoor Education
Kelli Cody Brookins

Kelli Cody Brookins

Dan Cohen

Dan Cohen

Dana Cohen-Kaplan

Dana Cohen-Kaplan

Stephanie "Ruby" Compton

Stephanie "Ruby" Compton

Chief Exploration Officer, Ruby Outdoors LLC
Dustin Cook

Dustin Cook

Jefferson City Public Schools
Jerry Cordova

Jerry Cordova

Susan Cox

Susan Cox

Conservation Education Coordinator, US Forest Service
Beth Cranford

Beth Cranford

Coordinator of Elementary Education, North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
Sheila Cubick

Sheila Cubick

STEM Advocate, Ohio Academy of Science Believe in Ohio
Dolly Cummings

Dolly Cummings

Environmental Education Director, Camp Bayou Outdoor Learning Center
Meredeth Dash

Meredeth Dash

VA Environmental Education Specialist, Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay
Emily Davies

Emily Davies

Rebecca Davis

Rebecca Davis

Environmental Education Consultant, District of Columbia Environmental Education Consortium
Tina Dawson Scott

Tina Dawson Scott

Education Director, Boone County Conservation District
Jennifer Day Tariq

Jennifer Day Tariq

Executive Director, Douglas-Hart Foundation
Sam De Roche

Sam De Roche

Central Wisconsin Environmental Station
Naamal De Silva

Naamal De Silva

Founder, Mayla
Holly Denham

Holly Denham

n/a
Jennifer Diaz

Jennifer Diaz

Director of Education, The Everglades Foundation, Inc.
Candice Dickens-Russell

Candice Dickens-Russell

Director of Education for Sustainable Development , DoGoodery
Alexis Dickerson

Alexis Dickerson

DC Metro Education Outreach Coordinator, Chesapeake Bay Foundation
Jasmine "Jazzy" Dingler

Jasmine "Jazzy" Dingler

Nature & Science Educator, Point Reyes National Seashore Association (PRNSA)
Stephanie Dobbie

Stephanie Dobbie

Environmental Education Professional, Garden To Table
Laura Downey

Laura Downey

Executive Director, Kansas Association for Conservation and Environmental Education (KACEE)

A former Chicago Public School Teacher, Laura moved to Kansas about 25 years ago and continued teaching K-8 students. In 1998, Laura was fortunate to join the staff with the Kansas Association for Conservation and Environmental Education (KACEE) and in 2000 became the Executive Director for the organization. KACEE is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization with the mission of promoting and providing quality, non-biased and science-based conservation and environmental education for all Kansans. Laura currently sits on the steering committee for the Affiliate Network of NAAEE, the Educational Operating Committee with PLT, and is active with the National Science Teachers Association. She holds a Bachelor’s in Elementary Education, a Master’s in Administration and Supervision and a Doctorate from Kansas State in Curriculum and Instruction for Math, Science and Technology.

Howard Drossman

Howard Drossman

Professor, Catamount Center/TREE Semester
Faith Duncan

Faith Duncan

n/a
Lisa Eadens

Lisa Eadens

Program Coordinator, Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education
Natalie Elkins

Natalie Elkins

Michigan Department of Natural Resources
Korri Ellis

Korri Ellis

Sustainability Coordinator, The Paideia School
Jennifer Elsworth

Jennifer Elsworth

Park Programming Coordinator, Metroparks Toledo
Janice Elvidge

Janice Elvidge

Education Specialist, NPS Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area
Abbie Enlund

Abbie Enlund

Executive Director, Environmental Education Association of Illinois
Megan Ennes

Megan Ennes

Assistant Curator of Museum Education, University of Florida
Gail Epping Overholt

Gail Epping Overholt

Education Manager, UW-Madison Arboretum
Stephen Eshbaugh

Stephen Eshbaugh

Principal, Best Place Consulting
Eileen Everett

Eileen Everett

Executive Director, Environmental Education of New Mexico
Cindy Fitzwilliams-Heck

Cindy Fitzwilliams-Heck

Michigan Alliance for Environmental and Outdoor Education
Elizabeth Folta

Elizabeth Folta

Curator of Education, North Carolina Zoo
Hannah Francis

Hannah Francis

Catamount Center
Julie Francis

Julie Francis

Executive Director, Catamount Center
Rebecca Franzen

Rebecca Franzen

Higher Education Group Moderator, Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Wisconsin Center for Environmental Education
Erin Gallay

Erin Gallay

University of Wisconsin-Madison
Karen Garland

Karen Garland

Kathleen Garre-Wiese

Kathleen Garre-Wiese

Gia Giammarinaro

Gia Giammarinaro

Park Naturalist/Regional Director, Cincinnati Park Board/EECO
Michelle Gorham

Michelle Gorham

Executive Director, Oahu Agriculture & Conservation Association
Kellie Gorman

Kellie Gorman

City of Fort Collins
Renee Gracon

Renee Gracon

University of Illinois - Dept of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences
Kara Haas

Kara Haas

Science Education Researcher and Teacher Learning Coordinator, Michigan State University
Sylvia Hadnot

Sylvia Hadnot

Artist, Healer, Community Organizer, E3 Washington
Laurie Harrison

Laurie Harrison

Gabrielle Hebert

Gabrielle Hebert

Arizona Center For Nature Conservation
Alison Heimowitz

Alison Heimowitz

School and Teacher Liaison, Oregon Zoo
Isabelle Herde

Isabelle Herde

Manager of Innovation & Community Engagement, Zoological Society of Milwaukee
Holly Hereau

Holly Hereau

Instructional Materials and Professional Learning Specialist, NSTA, Macomb Community College, Grand Valley State University
Lisa Herrmann

Lisa Herrmann

Education Manager, Arizona State University
Penny Hightower

Penny Hightower

Jerry Hightower

Jerry Hightower

Environmental Education Park Ranger, National Park Service
David Hildreth

David Hildreth

Mallory Hiss

Mallory Hiss

William Hodges

William Hodges

Teacher, Holt Public Schools
Harmony Holland

Harmony Holland

Sarah Holmes

Sarah Holmes

Science Faculty, St. Teresa's Academy
Justin Hougham

Justin Hougham

Donald Howlett

Donald Howlett

Retired, Retired
Jeanine Huss

Jeanine Huss

Higher Education Group Moderator, Professor, School of Teacher Education, Western Kentucky University
Dana Ivey

Dana Ivey

Nate Ivy

Nate Ivy

Service-Learning Coordinator, Alameda County Office of Education
Sarah Johnson

Sarah Johnson

Guidelines for Excellence/Spirituality and EE Group Moderator, Environmental Education Specialist, Wild Rose Education

Sarah Johnson is the founder of Wild Rose Education, an innovative environmental education business providing place-based, learner-centered educator workshop, youth leadership programming and environmental education consulting. Sarah earned her Master of Arts in Education: Natural Science and Environmental Education from Hamline University. Her graduate research involved case studies of science teacher professional development programs at biological field stations across the country. Sarah works to advance environmental education, interpretation, and place based learning while creating authentic and relevant experiences connecting people to their place to ultimately develop a personal land and water ethic. Her contagious passion for working with other professionals to inspire innovative education practices while also building strong relationships across the field exemplifies her capacity for leadership.

Sarah's expertise includes best practices in watershed education, adult learning and facilitation, and interpretation. She serves as the President of the Board of Directors for the Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education. She is a member of the NAAEE Guidelines Trainers' Bureau, an Environmental Issues Forums deliberation moderator, Certified Interpretive Guide, Certified Interpretive Trainer, Colorado Certified Master Environmental Educator, Land Ethic Leader, Leave No Trace Master Educator, Climate Reality Leader, and Wilderness First Responder. Sarah is currently based in the Crystal River Watershed in Carbondale, Colorado.

Makana Kahaulelio

Makana Kahaulelio

Hawaii Project Learning Tree
Linda Kinney

Linda Kinney

Nature Play and School Programs Manager, North Carolina Zoo
Ashlyn Kite-Hartwich

Ashlyn Kite-Hartwich

Kansas Association for Conservation and Environmental Education
Emily Klein

Emily Klein

Misty Klotz

Misty Klotz

Community Outreach Coordinator , Kellogg Biological Station
Ellen Koehler

Ellen Koehler

Education Coordinator, MSU Tollgate Farm and Education Center
Mark Larese-Casanova

Mark Larese-Casanova

Extension Assistant Professor, Utah State University
Kristen Lee

Kristen Lee

Conserving Carolina
Donna Lewis

Donna Lewis

Region 4 Director , Environmental Education Council of Ohio
Kendra Liddicoat

Kendra Liddicoat

Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
Clare Long

Clare Long

Conservation Education Specialist, USDA Forest Service, White Mountain National Forest
Grace Manubay

Grace Manubay

Environmental Literacy Coordinator, DC Office of the State Superintendent of Education
Jared Mazurek

Jared Mazurek

Executive Director, Poudre Learning Center
Mary McCormac

Mary McCormac

Public Programs Coordinator, Colorado Parks and Wildlife
Jennifer McCoy

Jennifer McCoy

Communications & Education Division Manager, Cobb County Water System
Edward McCrea

Edward McCrea

President, EECG
Roberta McFarland

Roberta McFarland

Director and Principal Waskowitz Outdoor School Programs, HIghline Public Schools
Ashley Melvin

Ashley Melvin

Delaware Forest Service
Eileen Merritt

Eileen Merritt

Research Scientist, Virginia Polytechnic and State University
Maria Metler

Maria Metler

Vashon Nature Center
Susan Meyers

Susan Meyers

Instructor, Stone Mountain Memorial Association
Claire Mickletz

Claire Mickletz

Bellevue State Park
Kurt Moser

Kurt Moser

President, Four Mile Run Conservatory Foundation
Ramona Nelson

Ramona Nelson

Secondary Biology Teacher, Tennessee Environmental Education Association
Sara Neuder

Sara Neuder

Education Fellow, Catamount Center
Bryan Nichols

Bryan Nichols

Associate Professor Science & Environmental Education, Florida Atlantic University
Theresa Nodine

Theresa Nodine

Northwest Park
Ashley Nowak

Ashley Nowak

AmeriCorps Naturalist, WisCorps, Inc.
Andrea O'Ferrall

Andrea O'Ferrall

Michael O'Shield

Michael O'Shield

DeKalb County
Kendra Occhipinti

Kendra Occhipinti

Administrative Coordinator, Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education
Ellen Olson

Ellen Olson

Travellen Consulting Inc
Jennifer Ortega

Jennifer Ortega

Faculty, Humboldt State University
Abbey Palmer

Abbey Palmer

Michigan State University Upper Peninsula Research and Extension Center - North Farm
Erin Parker

Erin Parker

Interpretive Services Supervisor, Huron-Clinton Metropolitan Authority
Deb Parker

Deb Parker

Public Education Specialist, South Platte Water Renewal Partners
Betsy Parker

Betsy Parker

Director of Nature Net , Aldo Leopold Nature Center
Gwendolyn Parrett

Gwendolyn Parrett

Missouri Department of Conservation
Michelle Pearce

Michelle Pearce

Program Coordinator, Environmental Educators of North Carolina
Hannah Penn

Hannah Penn

Environmental Education Coordinator, Fulton County Water Resources
Bianca Perla

Bianca Perla

Linda Pettit

Linda Pettit

Environmental Education Specialist, Franklin Soil and Water Conservation District
Katie Phillips

Katie Phillips

Education Program Manager, Rocky Mountain National Park
Brenda Plakans

Brenda Plakans

Executive Director, Welty Environmental Center
Tara Poelzing

Tara Poelzing

Certification Administrator, Virginia Association for Environmental Education
Marjorie Porter

Marjorie Porter

Rebecca Pruim

Rebecca Pruim

Ramona Puskar

Ramona Puskar

Lauren Pyle

Lauren Pyle

Executive Director, Environmental Educators of North Carolina
Kim Read

Kim Read

Ginger Reasonover

Ginger Reasonover

Science Teacher/Co-Director, Environmental Programs, Lipscomb Academy Elementary School
Michael Reed

Michael Reed

Manager of Belle Isle Nature Zoo, Michigan Alliance for Environmental and Outdoor Education
Gustavo Requena Santos

Gustavo Requena Santos

Data Literacy Group Moderator, Founder, Science Yourself

Gustavo grew up in Southeastern Brazil, inspired by nature on his grandparents’ farm. His passion for nature motivated him to become a field biologist and led him to a career path in academic research and higher education. Gustavo dedicated over 15 years to help college students connect their curiosity about nature to science, guiding them through the transformative path of critical thinking. He believes that such transformation, however, should not be restricted to colleges, but accessible to everyone.

In 2018, Gustavo chose Connecticut to be his new home, and non-formal science education and outreach to be his new career. He currently serves on the Board of the NAAEE affiliate in Connecticut (CT Outdoor & Environmental Education Association) and has been supporting outdoor education as the perfect format to stimulate kids’ and adults’ curiosity about nature and connect them to science.

In 2020, Gustavo joined the Neighborhood Leadership Program from the Community Foundation for the Greater New Haven. Inspired by the stories and actions of so many community leaders, Gustavo decided to found the Science Yourself initiative as a way to celebrate, connect, and support professionals and community members that value science literacy, critical thinking, and science-based programs in the Greater New Haven area and across Connecticut.

Linda Rhoads

Linda Rhoads

Executive Director, Alliance for Childhood
Frank Rodgers

Frank Rodgers

Chair, West Virginia Environmental Education Association
Donna Rogler

Donna Rogler

Project Learning Tree Coordinator, Indiana DNR Forestry
Nicole Ross

Nicole Ross

Donny Roush

Donny Roush

Environmental Educator, City and County of Denver
LeAnn Rutledge

LeAnn Rutledge

Sandra Ryack-Bell

Sandra Ryack-Bell

Executive Director, Wade Institute for Science Education (formerly Museum Institute for Teaching Science, MITS, Inc.)
Safiya Samman

Safiya Samman

US Forest Service
Elizabeth Schmitz

Elizabeth Schmitz

Government EE Agencies Group Moderator, Environmental and Sustainability Education Program Supervisor, Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction

Elizabeth Schmitz is the Environmental and Sustainability Education Program Manager in Science, Environment, and Sustainability/Learning and Teaching at Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. In this role, she supports administration of Washington’s $10 million climate science professional development Proviso, ClimeTime. She oversees implementation of the Washington Green Ribbon Schools program, the Washington Environmental and Sustainability K-12 Learning Standards, and the Washington Environmental and Sustainability Literacy Plan. Elizabeth is thrilled to offer her support to teachers, schools, and school districts as they implement environmental and sustainability education efforts!

Born and raised in Portland, Oregon, Elizabeth graduated from the University of Oregon with a Bachelor of Science in Geography/Minor Environmental Studies. After two years as an AmeriCorps volunteer in Portland, she taught at Outdoor School programs housed on salmon spawning streams.

After completing a Master of Science degree from the Geoscience program at Western Kentucky University, Elizabeth served state government in multiple roles. At the Kentucky Division for Air Quality, she was an environmental education specialist from 2004-2009. She also worked on climate change issues as an Internal Policy Analyst III (2009-2010). Elizabeth served as the executive director of the Kentucky Environmental Education Council (KEEC), in the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet, from 2010-2016.  KEEC houses the Commonwealth’s Green and Healthy Schools program, Professional Environmental Educator Certification program, and the Kentucky Environmental Literacy Plan.  Elizabeth earned her Professional Environmental Educator Certification (PEEC) from KEEC in 2006, and currently holds the Master level certification from KEEC’s PEEC program, which was accredited by NAAEE while she was the executive director.

In late 2016, Elizabeth and her husband returned to the Pacific Northwest. Elizabeth took the helm at the Sauvie Island Center, an organic agricultural education nonprofit in Oregon. Circumstances dictated a move to Washington state, and in 2018 Elizabeth became a paraeducator at Olympic View Elementary School, “One of my favorite jobs since teaching at outdoor school; it was such fun connecting with kids again. I enjoyed supporting below-grade level readers in the Learning Assistance Program.”

Jim Serfass

Jim Serfass

Operations Manager, NatureBridge
Allison Shaw

Allison Shaw

Christopher Shepard

Christopher Shepard

Environmental Educator, City of Durham
Diane Silver

Diane Silver

Chelsea Sloggy

Chelsea Sloggy

Masters of Environmental Management Candidate, Duke University Nicholas School of the Environment
Franke  Smith

Franke Smith

Educator, Watson-Brown Foundation
Susan Snyder

Susan Snyder

Naturalist-artist-educator, Self Employed
Meredith Speicher

Meredith Speicher

Corey Sperling

Corey Sperling

Environmental Educator, Reedy Creek Nature Center, Mecklenburg County Parks and Recreation
Kirsten Springer

Kirsten Springer

n/a
Gretta Steffens

Gretta Steffens

Sampson SWCD
Kaeti Stoss

Kaeti Stoss

Environmental Education Specialist, Rochester Institute of Technology
Amy Stout

Amy Stout

AmeriCorps Project Conserve Program Director, Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy
Leslie Straub

Leslie Straub

Director, Florida Wildlife Care
Renee Strnad

Renee Strnad

Guidelines for Excellence Group Moderator, Environmental Educator, North Carolina State University

Renee Strnad is the Environmental Educator for Extension Forestry, housed in the
College of Natural Resources at NC State University.  She is the state coordinator for Project Learning Tree, has responsibilities for 4-H natural resource
programming statewide, and is a North Carolina Certified Environmental Educator. 

She has served on the board of Environmental Educators of North Carolina (EENC), the state’s NAAEE affiliate, and continues to serve on various committees for the organization, as well as the NAAEE Affiliate Network Steering Committee.  She also works closely with the North Carolina Office of Environmental Education by serving on the Certification Committee and Environmental Literacy Plan Committee. Being at NC State University has allowed her to work with faculty with a growing interest in EE research, and she is helping pilot courses that will hopefully be key for the creation of a university-wide EE minor for students in any discipline.

Renee was awarded the Governor’s Award for Environmental Education from the NC Wildlife Federation in 2010, Project Learning Tree’s Gold Star Award in 2013, and the EENC’s Melva Fager Okun Lifetime Achievement award in 2014. She completed her Masters degree in Ecological Teaching and Learning from Lesley University in 2015. In her free time, she enjoys traveling (just one more state to go!), gardening, exploring, relaxing in her hammock, and spending time with family and friends.

Amanda Syers

Amanda Syers

Grand Valley State University
Melissa Taggart

Melissa Taggart

Director of International Programs , Global EE Group Moderator, US Fish and Widlife Service

Melissa was responsible for managing NAAEE’s international programming-- most notably through the Global Environmental Education Partnership (GEEP), a learning network designed to build capacity of environmental education professionals and organizations around the world. Melissa has more than 20 years of experience in conservation, education, evaluation, and fundraising.

Prior to NAAEE, she directed Audubon’s Together TogetherGreen program, a $25 million partnership between Audubon and Toyota that worked to build community conservation efforts and strengthen and diversify environmental leadership across the U.S.  Prior to Audubon, she worked at Discovery Creek Children’s Museum, where she developed science education curriculum and initiated the organization’s first comprehensive evaluation of its programs, and American Rivers, where she was responsible for managing the organization’s foundation portfolio. Melissa has a B.A. from Franklin and Marshall College and an M.S. from the University of Michigan’s School of Natural Resources and Environment, with a focus in environmental education and psychology. Melissa is based in Washington, D.C.

Jenn Tarlton

Jenn Tarlton

Lecturer, Humboldt State University
Ariel Trahan

Ariel Trahan

Eileen Tramontana

Eileen Tramontana

Executive Director, Trout Lake Nature Center
Megan Trumper

Megan Trumper

Student at Prescott University
Karly Tumminello

Karly Tumminello

Director/Curator, Jurica-Suchy Nature Museum at Benedictine University
Laura Tyler

Laura Tyler

Betsy Ukeritis

Betsy Ukeritis

Inter-regional Environmental Educator, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
Janet Vail

Janet Vail

Grand Valley State University
Chandra Valenza

Chandra Valenza

Environmental Education Specialist, Westgate Community School
Alicia Vasto

Alicia Vasto

Jennifer Visitacion

Jennifer Visitacion

Sustainability Coach & Consultant, Moonstone Ventures, LLC
Zipa Vokhiwa

Zipa Vokhiwa

Kathy Waldera

Kathy Waldera

Aldo Leopold Nature Center
Breanna Walker

Breanna Walker

Education Specialist, Union County Soil and Water Conservation District
Andree Walker

Andree Walker

Utah State University
Sarah Wall

Sarah Wall

Texas Association for Environmental Education
Marvin Warner

Marvin Warner

Environmental Education Association of Illinois
Phyllis Weatherly-Rosner

Phyllis Weatherly-Rosner

Brenda Weiser

Brenda Weiser

Associate Professor, Science Education, University of Houston-Clear Lake
Lauren Westerman

Lauren Westerman

Resource Recovery Specialist, Kent County Department of Public Works
Sarah Wilby

Sarah Wilby

Christie Wilkins

Christie Wilkins

Education Ranger, Rocky Mountain National Park
Francesca Williams

Francesca Williams

Curriculum and Evaluation Consultant for Conservation Education Programs, Independent
Terry Wilson

Terry Wilson

Professor Emeritus, Western Kentucky University
Sue H. Wintering

Sue H. Wintering

Coordiantor, Project Learning Tree - Ohio
Deborah Wojcik

Deborah Wojcik

Duke University
Karan Wood

Karan Wood

Executive Director, Environmental Education Alliance of Georgia
Sarah Yelton

Sarah Yelton

EE & Citizen Science Program Manager, UNC Institute for the Environment