I am thrilled to be a part of the staff and have the opportunity to not only educate, but also share my love of nature with our community. Graduating from Purdue University with my BS and Pharm.D. degrees I worked in hospital and retail pharmacy. I also served as affiliate faculty to Purdue, Butler and Ohio Northern Universities teaching advanced degree pharmacy clerkship students. After 27 years working as a pharmacist I came to a fork in the road and I chose the path less traveled. I chose to follow my passion for connecting people to nature and preserving our natural places. I believe the health of our environment and people’s wellbeing are intertwined. The benefits of time spent in nature for both physical and mental health are well documented. Pushing nature however is much more enjoyable and rewarding than pushing pills. A lifelong nature enthusiast I recently completed the Indiana Master Naturalist Program and my Wilderness First Aid Certification. In my spare time I enjoy finding any reason to get outdoors with my husband Jim, and three kids; including gardening, hiking, biking, horseback riding, and paddling.