Meet the Staff
Growing up immersed in the great outdoors taught Karie the importance of protecting and conserving our natural resources so that they are here for generations to come. She strongly believes that everyone deserves the opportunity to experience the wonders of the natural world. That belief lead her to a career in environmental education and conservation.
Karie has been with the Nature Center since 2011, and has served as Nature Center Manager from 2014 until 2021 when she was promoted to Director.
“The more people learn about nature the more they appreciate and respect its importance.”
A childhood of chasing dragonflies and lizards led to Kerstin majoring in Entomology and Environmental Studies at Texas A&M University. She went on to work at three different AZA accredited Zoological facilities and she strives to bring that same level of care to the animals here at the Nature Center.
“Our Animal Ambassadors are in a unique position to make meaningful connections between guests and wildlife. With our Ambassadors help, my goal is to encourage guests to participate in conservation work of their own and to teach them about our natural world.”
Nature Center Coordinator
Studying Wildlife and Fisheries Science at Texas A&M, former member of several Herpetological Societies, and experience in an AZA accredited Zoo; has led Scott to the Spring Creek Greenway Nature Center. Utilizing these experiences, he strives to provide utmost animal husbandry and educational outreach as possible.
“If you only do what you can do, you will never be more than who you are now” -Master Shifu
Nature Center Assistant