Position Available: We are currently in search of our next Visiting Naturalist. Those who are interested in the position should ready the Visiting Naturalist position description, then send resume and cover letter to email@example.com.
(Some pictures compliments of Greg Pyle Photography)
Nathan Smallwood brings over 15 years of executive and non-profit leadership as Executive Director of Cope Environmental Center. He holds a bachelors degree in biology from Dartmouth College, a Masters of Environmental Management from Yale University School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, and a Masters of Business Management from Yale University School of Management. An avid birder and amateur naturalist, Nathan rose to leadership in marketing, strategic management, and fund raising. He has worked in a variety of arts/music based organizations as well as environmental organizations before arriving at CEC. Most recently, he served as Executive Director of Schlitz Audubon Nature Center in Milwaukee, one of the largest and most developed nature education centers nationally. He has two sons, Jack and Wolf, and a collie, Houdini, a talented escape artist and thief.
Kaitlyn Blansett is the Community Outreach Coordinator. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Spanish and History from Indiana University in Bloomington. Kaitlyn has programming experience working with children in nature as a counselor at CEC in the summers of 2012-2014 and 2016. She spent the summer of 2015 vetting materials for the Living Building Challenge project that will open as the Sustainable Education Center in the fall 2016. She has a Certificate for the Project Learning Tree Program. Outside of CEC, Kaitlyn enjoys hiking, reading, knitting, and spending time with her cat, Harvey.
Regan Lowring is the Volunteer Coordinator. He received his bachelors degree in Environmental Policy and a minor in Economics from Earlham College. Regan was an Earlham Bonner volunteer at Cope for 2 years where he worked closely with the former Volunteer Coordinator, Traci. In his free time Regan enjoys canoeing, hiking, camping, and reading.
Board of Directors
Cope Environmental Center has an amazing volunteer Board of Directors! They work well with the staff and are passionate contributors to the community and the programs of CEC. All board members can be reached via email using the following address equation: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cope Environmental Center’s Board of Directors meet on the 4th Tuesday of each month at 4:30pm. If the meeting falls on or near a holiday, the meeting time and date might be rearranged to accommodate schedules.
Ed Cope, Ex-Officio
David Jose, Emeritus
Marie Cope Nicholson