Saving Nature Now is a 501(c)(3), non-profit association whose mission is to raise public awareness about biodiversity – why it is important, why it is in trouble, and how individual actions can result in sustainable outcomes.
Our Board of Directors:
Tom Krohn – Certified Arkansas Master Naturalist, member of North Central Arkansas Audubon, Arkansas Environmental Education Association and Buffalo National River Partners; retired U.S. Navy Submariner. MBA from University of West Florida. Tom has served as President since 2013.
Ken Forman – Educator/interpreter for Arkansas Game and Fish Commission at the Fred Berry Conservation Education Center at Crooked Creek in Yellville, AR. There he helps students and visitors make that all-important connection between themselves and the natural resources of the Ozarks. As a Certified Interpretive Guide he has presented at national conferences and regional workshops. BS in Forestry from Northern Arizona University and BA in Environmental Science from University of Nevada in Las Vegas.
Pam Phillips – Pam was an environmental professional for many years and is now a master naturalist, hiker, and volunteer with environmental and other organizations. She has some experience in childhood education and serves as the Secretary for Saving Nature Now.
Donna Musarra – Currently living and working at Lucky Star Farm, a permaculture homestead in the Ozark Mountains. Donna and her husband David Mervis grow, raise and preserve 75% of all the food they eat year-round in a sustainable manner that protects the environment for future generations. She enjoyed a long career as a graphic designer and is interested in the design and sustainability of the natural world.
Stacey Foster – Marketing & Website Designer/Developer with Dominator Websites since 2016. Former elementary teacher for 15 years in Missouri and Arkansas. Board member of Marion County Community Services, Inc (MCCS) in Marion County, Arkansas – where we strive to build a stronger community together through activities and a future Community Center. BS in Early Childhood and Elementary Education from Central Methodist University at East Central College in Union, Missouri.
Mitch Robinson – Conservation Education Manager for Strawberry Plains Audubon Center/National Audubon Society. Mitch is a naturalist, life-long student and a Mississippi Native. Being so, he is keenly aware of the need for diversity and broad reach to effectively address conservation initiatives crucial to the betterment and health of our region’s landscapes and critical habitats. Board member for the Mississippi Environmental Education Alliance, BS in Natural Resources and the Environment from Sewanee: the University of the South.
Cat Bahn – Catherine is a full-time instructor of strategic communication at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, Ark. She also serves as a communications and community development consultant for nonprofit organizations throughout the state. Catherine enjoys gardening, traveling, and chasing her mutt, Fancy, around the Ozarks and Delta.
Barb Tietmeyer – Certified Arkansas Master Naturalist, North Central Arkansas Audubon member, participant in the Pollinator Partnership’s Monarch Habitat Program, and enthusiast of the outdoors. Previous registrar duties and organizer of programs for college-bound students through the high school guidance office. Barb takes care of Green Team production and distribution.
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