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.
Martha started her conservation career in Namibia, where she worked for World Wildlife Fund. Her role was to support tourism business development and bolster communal conservancies in establishing viable joint ventures with private partners. She also supported business enterprise efforts of a nonprofit organization that aims to empower the San people socially and economically in the rural Nyae Nyae Conservancy in northeast Namibia (the first conservancy in the country).
While earning her Masters of Tourism Administration at George Washington University, she worked at the International Institute of Tourism Studies and the Institute of African Studies in program administration. She comes to us from Academic Travel Abroad. She is passionate about people, environmental conservation, and sustainable development.
Immigrated from China, I came from a background with mixed cultures and religions. Grow up in Canada, I gained degrees and certificates in biological and life science, food science, business development, English language teaching. I hold TKT teaching certificate and serve as a Cambridge examiner as well. As a high school teacher and an environmental educator, I thrive to share my experience of nature exploration and multi-lingual learning with children who share similar backgrounds.
Executive Director, Wade Institute
I hold over 10 years of experience in the non-profit sector, growing and managing education teams, programs, and partnerships. All of my work has centered around activating a wider community to be involved in conservation education and building community-based learning environments. STEM and environmental education are priorities for me and my present focus is to increase educational opportunities for learners in public parklands throughout Jamaica Bay and the Rockaway peninsula. I promote innovative, hands-on curriculum that drives critical thinking, creativity, and social action.
Non-formal educator in Bertie County, NC that would like to offer environmental education curriculum to the K-8 population in the county.
Stacie joined the NAAEE team in April 2020 as the Communications, Marketing, and Membership Specialist. Stacie has worked in the education field for almost two decades. Prior to joining NAAEE in April 2020, she managed communications for Annenberg Learner, a leading national nonprofit that connects K–12 educators with classroom content and professional development to support and strengthen their practice. She also taught Spanish at a high school in Washington, D.C. for six years. She holds an M.A. in Spanish and Latin American Studies from American University, and a B.A. in Modern Languages and Linguistics, and Certificate in Secondary Education from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. She recently completed a Certificate in Social Impact Storytelling at Georgetown University. Throughout her career, she has been committed to bringing exceptional educational opportunities to underserved areas and educating to promote civic engagement.
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).
Ansley Eichhorn She/her
I am an EE enthusiasts blazing the trail for the integration of environmental literacy into our public school system. #EEforALL