Imago’s Council is our governing board. Each of these dedicated volunteers gives her or his time to Imago and our programs. Not only do our board members guide the organization, they are key in planning and participating in many of Imago’s events and activities.
Adrian Hawk

Adrian Hawk

President

Adrian is an artist and art educator who loves Imago dearly. Adrian has been involved with Imago since she was a college student at Mount St. Joseph University. She teaches art to students at Milford High School in Milford OH. Adrian creates artwork in her home studio that speak to environmental issues, using materials that are recycled, repurposed and/or found in nature. She currently serves as the board president of Imago’s council and leads several art-related workshops at Imago. Adrian also works with the Art Team to maintain Imago’s Gallery in the Woods art display space.

Emma Cotter

Emma Cotter

Vice President

Emma is a Cincinnati-raised chef, writer and frequent enjoyer of wooded areas. She studied community organizing and creative writing at Marquette University in Milwaukee and first came to Imago as an intern after graduating. Emma is Director of Operations at Wee Hive (Sleepy Bee, Aster, Waggle) where she attempts innovative and humanistic approaches to management and works to provide people delicious food and baked goods made with local, sustainable and kind ingredients. She  believes fully in the work Imago does and the mission that drives it and is excited to play a role in the community’s future. 
Bob Staggenborg

Bob Staggenborg

Treasurer

Bob Staggenborg has been both an elementary school teacher and a CPA in his professional careers. His passion is connecting people to themselves, to the natural world, and to each other. He and his wife, Beth, are Land Stewards at The Arc of Appalachia in Highland County. Bob has also spent time working with Cincinnati Nature Center leading workshops and summer camps. In 2011 Bob founded Connecting Naturally in order to provide nature connection programing. Connecting Naturally currently offers Bird Language workshops.  Bob is excited to return to the Imago Council for a second time. He looks forward to helping Imago connect many more people to nature.   
Tyler Ehrnschwender

Tyler Ehrnschwender

Tyler is a graphic designer by trade and has always had a preference for print-based design and illustration work. In his free time he likes to ride long distances on his bike, read comic books, swim, stack rocks, play video games, and work on freelance design projects.
Ellie Falk

Ellie Falk

Ellie works as the Youth Education Coordinator at the Civic Garden Center where she teaches inquiry-based lessons through gardening and supports school gardens in the greater Cincinnati region. She is passionate about creating experiences that build a sense of belonging and comfort in the natural world. After living in Berlin, Brooklyn and New Zealand, she returned to her hometown, Cincinnati, and spent three years as part of Imago’s team. Ellie has stayed connected ever since and is happy to continue to support the important work of Imago and its community as a board member.

Jill Korach

Jill Korach

Jill serves as the Assistant Director of Field Programs for Project Dragonfly, Miami University, Ohio. Here, she partners with other grassroots global conservation organizations striving toward ecological and social change. Jill earned a BA in biology from Washington University and a master’s of environmental sciences from Miami. She is currently working on her Ph.D. focused on how we each connect with special places in nature and how this understanding can contribute to future conservation planning. She credits her love of nature to having the chance to climb trees as a child.

Devin Schenk

Devin Schenk

Devin grew up with Imago when at a young age his parents co-founded the organization. As an ecologist and attorney he has over 14 years of experience working in the environmental field, where he is a program manager restoring streams and wetlands for one of the largest conservation non-profits in the world. He credits his love for nature to running wild in the very woods that are now protected by Imago.
Beth Staggenborg

Beth Staggenborg

Beth is a retired educator. Her first experiences with Imago were classroom field trips. She had a blast and knew that her passion was teaching in and about the outdoors. Since retiring Beth has taught preschool groups at the Cincinnati Nature Center and volunteered as a school educator.  She’s delighted to be able to contribute to the wealth of program opportunities available at Imago and be a part of the energy, enthusiasm and vision of the Imago Council

Amy Tuttle

Amy Tuttle

Amy Tuttle, MA Transformative Arts, lives in the Enright Ridge Urban Eco-Village.  Tuttle is a community artist; she sees art-making as a great tool for spiritual search, community-building, storytelling, and transformation.  She has taught workshops on the spiritual wealth of art-making at Grailville, Rohs Street, Imago, etc. Tuttle is also engaged in the field of arts-based placemaking, which uses the arts to create well-made places that foster positive-identity & beauty.  She has led trainings, workshops, art classes, and art installations around the world: from India to Haiti.   Tuttle loves Imago, the land, the vision, the people and is so happy to be joining the Council!