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Passion, Expertise, and Wildness

Our team works behind the scenes and in the field to give you the best experience possible. Decades of combined experience in outdoor education, recreation therapy, and hospitality guarantee a high level of satisfaction for all of our program and event participants.

Professional Staff


 JD Tanner
JD Tanner
Director

 Tom Brummer
Tom Brummer
Assistant Director of Facilities and Operations

 Brian Croft
Brian Croft
Assistant Director of Outdoor Education and Recreation

Amy Preston
Amy Preston
Hospitality Services Program Coordinator

 Erik Oberg
Erik Oberg
Program Director of Outdoor Education

 Jasmine Cave
Jasmine Cave
Program Coordinator: Recreational Therapy

Sydney Pogue
Sydney Pogue
Program Coordinator of Campus Outdoor Programs

 Samantha Schmidgall
Samantha Schmidgall
Business
Manager

 Martha Drone
Martha Drone
Park
Attendant

David Craig
David Craig
Forest Custodian

Patrick Jones
Patrick Jones
Marketing Coordinator

Deb Dalton
Deb Dalton
Culinary Worker II

 Jeff Finger
Jeff Finger
Culinary Worker III

Sara Bond
Sara Bond
Director of Development: SIU Foundation