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Kate Walker

Matthew Schnabel

Matt Schnabel is the Environmental Education Coordinator for the SC Forestry Commission and directs the Project Learning Tree environmental education program for South Carolina.  Mr. Schnabel obtained his Associate’s in Natural Resource Management from Central Carolina Technical College, his B.S. in Elementary Education from Miami University, and his Master’s in Parks & Recreation from Clemson University.  Mr. Schnabel is a certified teacher in SC and previously taught for Lexington School District One. He also worked as a park ranger for the NC State Parks and at Saluda Shoals Park in Columbia, SC before working for the SC Forestry Commission.

Maeve O'Meara she/her

Adrian Ayson

Adrian has enjoyed a lifelong career in environmental education. Starting out as a park ranger, he has since served as Statewide Director of Education at Massachusetts Audubon, Director of Operations at the Center for Whole Communities, in Vermont, and as NAAEE's Senior Director for Technology Programs. As the founder of eeMatters, an environmental education and interpretive planning consulting group, Adrian led professional and community-based teams that developed strategic plans, master interpretive plans, exhibits, and technology-based communication tools for clients as varied as NAAEE, Maine Audubon, Vermont Institute of Natural Science, Trustees of Reservations, Monadnock Media, Old Sturbridge Village, and New York Botanical Gardens.

Alyssa Mcconkey

Alexandra Golden

Olivia Walton

I work to foster a passion for celebrating and protecting the natural world through interdisciplinary, exploratory, and inspirational opportunities for kids of all ages and backgrounds. I firmly believe that to protect the future of our environment we must teach our children to love the Earth.

Stephanie Doyle She/her

Wild Team

We empower conservationists to protect and restore nature everywhere.

Our vision: Every conservationist has access to the skills, knowledge, and network they need to progress their career and make a meaningful difference for our natural world, no matter who they are or where they are from. 


Christy Strohkirch

Ariel Mayse

Christopher Abbott He/Him

Bashiru Koroma He Him

Bashiru is a Climate and Social Entrepreneurial Leader, specialised in Conservation, Natural Resource Management, Tourism Product Planning and Development.

Andy David He/Him

Andrew (Andy) David joined the NAAEE team in 2022 and is currently an international programs coordinator. Andy has a passion for environmental education, sustainable development, and working across cultures. He has a B.A from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Master's in Development Practices from Emory University. Andy has worked in the U.S states of Wisconsin, Montana, and Georgia and has worked internationally in Ghana and Kenya. He is from a small town on the shores of the Gichigami (Lake Superior). 

Massachusetts Education Society

Nina Hamilton she/her

Nina joined NAAEE with a background focused on community-based conservation and social inclusion, from working with mangrove-dependent communities in Madagascar to coordinating a global advisory group to promote women's land rights. After a childhood spent living in Asia and Latin America, Nina is particularly passionate about working across cultures to combine her interests in the environment, sustainable development, and social equity. Nina has a Master's in Environmental Management from Duke University. Through her Master's project, she worked closely with a community-based wildlife management and environmental education project in Gabon, where she conducted community mapping in 10 rural communities to better understand their priorities and concerns related to their natural resources. 

Sarah Guganovic

Finn Lewis

Bruce Young

Susan Caplow

Mark Conroy

Mary Ocwieja

As the Director of Technology, Mary serves as the project lead for NAAEE online technology, including the NAAEE website and eePRO, the hub for professional development. She collaborates with developers, designers, staff, leaders, and end-users in building out features and improving user experience; coordinates with NAAEE project managers to support the technology used to deliver their programs, including the in-person and virtual conferences; and leads and collaborates with the communications team on association newsletters, web content, and community outreach. Mary has been on NAAEE staff since 1999 and her extensive background in technology, website development, outreach, multi-stakeholder collaboration, security, systems support, and project management experience consistently provides the highest level of support to NAAEE’s team, leadership, and members.