Welcome to the LEINWC
Board of Directors
Chair: Kristin Stanford
Secretary: Peggy Leopold
Treasurer: Kit Knaser
Education Coordinator– Jackie Taylor
is from Monclova, Ohio she has lived on the islands since 2012 working for OSU’s Stone Laboratory and the Lake Erie Islands Nature & Wildlife Center. Her educational background lies in Ecotourism and Adventure Travel with a focus in Environmental Education from Hocking College.
She has worked with various nonprofit organizations as an Ecotourist Environmental Leader, teaching environmental education to youths and adults. She has experienced Oregon working for the Youth Conservation Corps where she had an initiative in creating an integrated trail system through eastern Oregon as well as educating the local youth population in environmental stewardship. She enjoys kayaking and has guided in the State of Washington on the Puget Sound, Big Pine Key Kayak Adventures in the Florida Keys, the Lake Erie Islands, She taught Ecology at Peconic Dunes County Park on Long Island, New York for Cornell University and partnered with the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) monitoring the box turtle populations in the County Park.
With these experiences, she made a decision to stay on South Bass Island and have since been working at the Lake Erie Islands Nature and Wildlife Center (LEINWC) as the Education Coordinator. The larger projects Jackie has been organizing are the interpretive and out-reach programs at LEINWC, Directing Put-in-Bay Nature Camps and assisting with the Middle Bass Nature Camps, and overseeing the Wild Tuesday Programs