Gail has a B.S. degree in Physical Education from Towson University and a M.S. degree in Outdoor Education from Northern Illinois University. She has been leading environmental education organizations and developing raptor education programs for the past 30 years. Gail joined Piedmont Wildlife Center in March 2005. You can contact Gail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sarah is a lifelong nature mentor who has a passion for natural history and community design. She has a degree in Environmental Studies with a concentration in Education from Warren Wilson College. She joined Piedmont Wildlife Center in the spring of 2008. She has also served as Lead Teacher and Program Director at Schoolhouse of Wonder, an Advisor for Picard Mountain Eco Institute and an Affiliate of Art of Mentoring International. Sarah received the 2012 North Carolina Environmental Educator of the Year award from NCEE. You can contact Sarah at email@example.com
Karen grew up in Chapel Hill spending much of her life outside immersed in nature. She has spent many years along the southeast coast and in the tropics studying the varying ecosystems. For more than ten years, she has been working in Environmental Education. She has a B.S. degree in Mathematics from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. She joined Piedmont Wildlife Center in May of 2012. You can contact Karen at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sara Marschhauser Steffen- Conservation Coordinator
Sara is our Conservation Coordinator. Sara grew up in Apex, North Carolina and loved the natural world from an early age. She attended the University of North Carolina Wilmington where she received a B.A. in Psychology, and went on to complete her Master’s from North Carolina State University in Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology where she studied Loggerhead sea turtles on the NC coast. Since graduate school, she obtained her NC environmental educators certification. She joined Piedmont Wildlife Center in the summer of 2011. You can contact Sara at email@example.com
Board of DirectorsDave A Schell, Ph.D. (President/Treasurer)
Dave is one of our lead volunteers and serves on the Board of Directors as its President and Treasurer.
He retired from IBM as a Senior Technical Staff Member and Master Inventor. Dave managed world-wide software tool development projects for IBM’s technical documentation teams.
Dave has volunteered at the Piedmont Wildlife Center since 2007 and joined the board in June 2010. Dave was recognized for his service winning the prestigious 2011 North Carolina Governor’s Volunteer Service Award. You can contact Dave at firstname.lastname@example.org
Kevin joined the board in March 2014 and is Senior Director & Global Head of Business Optimization at Novella Clinical, a Quintiles Company.board application and we will be in touch with you to schedule a tour and meeting to discuss your interest.
We are extremely grateful to the loyal volunteers and interns that make such a difference at PWC.
Dedicated Volunteers include:
Dave Schell — Maintenance & Construction Team Leader
Darryl Spancake – Administrative Team
Celeste McKnight, Matt Jenkins, Jane Clarke, Becca Marvin, Mariah Souder, Jo Ye — Raptor Team
Laura Gilliom, Kerry Sharp, Donna Norfolk — Animal Care Team
Fran Wilson — WildNet
If you are interested in volunteering with us, please check out our volunteer page.