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People: Staff and Board

Our Staff | Our Board | Employment

Our Staff

Our staff members are passionate about the natural world. They're caring and talented educators, hard working, dedicated professionals, and experts in how wild things live, grow, adapt, and survive.

David Clipner
- Wildlife Program Director
Chuck Delpier - Core Educator & Camp Director
Cathy Dyer - Educator
Kathy Evans - Education Director
Sarah Gilmore - Core Educator
Jody Harnish - Site Caretaker
Sarah Helmich - Finance Manager
Laura Jackson - Educator
Francie Krawcke - Raptor Program Director
Jessie Layton - Educator
Abby Lemmon - Educator
MacKenzie Maxwell - Educator
Erin Mette - Educator
Karen Rendell - Programs & Operations Director
Kelsey Tipa - Educator
Alexa Unruh - Educator
Marie Watson - Educator
Susan Westhoff - Executive Director
Lisa Wyse - Educator
Katie Zbrozek - Office Manager

Board of Directors

Leslie Science & Nature Center's Board of Directors provides oversight and works in partnership with staff to achieve our mission.

Becca Nielsen, Nielsen Education Consulting - Chair
Kristopher Korvun, CORE Partners
- Vice-Chair
Ryan Noel, University of Michigan Health System - Treasurer
Laura Wonch, Zingerman's Delicatessen - Secretary
Susan Westhoff - President

At-Large Members:

Linda Borgsdorf, Community Volunteer
Lisa Brush, The Stewardship Network

Lyle Dahlberg, Bank of Ann Arbor
Laura Florence, Community Volunteer
Anne Glendon, Glendon Associates
Kristina Glusac, SmithGroupJJR
Orrin Hancock, Google
Alan Jackson, Henry Ford Health System
Doug Kelly, Rehmann
Wendy Lawrence, Freelance Writer

Amy Locke, University of Michigan Health System
Kelly Orringer, Pediatrician, University of Michigan Health System


Work with us!

Please find any open positions listed below; we also invite you to send your resume with a letter describing your career interests to jobs@lesliesnc.org or to:

Human Resources
Leslie Science & Nature Center
1831 Traver Road
Ann Arbor,  MI 48105

We have many wonderful opportunities for volunteers, and can accommodate individuals as well as groups.

Employment opportunities

Educator - position open until filled

Wildlife Curator Intern - position open each semester until filled

Educator Intern - position open each semester until filled

Early Childhood Education Intern - position open each semester until filled

Leslie Science & Nature Center is committed to the principle of equal employment and advancement opportunity. Leslie Science & Nature Center does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, nationality, origin, age, marital status, veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law. All facilities and programs Leslie Science & Nature Center maintains for the benefit of any of its employees are available to all employees without any unlawful discrimination.