New Staff Members
By Sandy Schenck
We would like welcome back to Green River Preserve, our daughter, Anne Izard, and her husband, Stephen Mead as our new directors of our education and school programs, expeditions and the farm. Both Anne and Steve come to GRP with many years of experience in environmental education and related programs.
Anne grew up in Charleston, SC and is a graduate of Ashley Hall. She earned her BS in Science from Sewanee, The University of the South in Natural Resources with an emphasis in geology and forestry. Following Sewanee, she spent a year at The Teton Science School in Wyoming as part of her graduate studies and graduated from the University of Idaho with an MS in Environmental Education and Conservation. Anne has worked at Green River over the years at summer camp and the school programs as a counselor, expedition leader, mentor and program director. She returns to us from Silverton, Colorado where she was Director of Education for the Mountain Studies Institute in Durango, Colorado.
Steve is a native of Boston and a graduate of the University of Vermont with a BS in environmental studies with an emphasis in forestry. During the time Anne was in graduate school, Steve served as the project manager for the University of Idaho’s AmeriCorps program directing a stream restoration study. For seven years, he has also served as a forest fire fighter and forester based out of Durango, Colorado.
Both Anne and Steve have a genuine love for the environment and children. They are very excited about being a part of Green River Preserve’s administrative team.