About Us

 Welcome to the LEINWC

Board of Directors

Chair: Kristin Stanford

Secretary: Peggy Leopold

Treasurer: Kit Knaser


Lisa Brohl

Kate Ptak

Susan Byrnes

Marsha Collett

Sue Bixler                                                                                                                     

IMG_0821Director- Jackie Taylor                                                                         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 education is 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 Director. The larger projects Jackie has been organizing are the interpretive and out-reach programs at LEINWC, Directing Put-in-Bay Nature Camps, a variety of programs for visitors such as our popular Wild Tuesday’s, monarch butterfly tagging (8 have been recovered in Mexico!), and many events that have helped the Wildlife Center continue to grow.






Leave a Reply

The mission of the Lake Erie Islands Nature and Wildlife Center is to promote conservation and education of the flora, fauna, and lands of the Lake Erie Islands ecosystem.