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.
Jill is our Imago Council President. She also 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.
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.
Lynn’s professional background is in event management both private and non-profit. She first was introduced to Imago in 2011 at an event where she helped clear out trails and has enjoyed helping out at other various Imago functions ever since. Within the past few years, Lynn’s interests in nature, science, and the environment have increasingly grown, immersing herself in home gardening and composting, and living sustainably. She believes in Imago’s mission and is honored to be a part of it. As a council member, she is excited to surround herself around people who value those same interests.
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.
I am a retired educator. My first experiences with Imago were classroom field trips. We had a blast and I knew that my passion was teaching in and about the outdoors. Since retiring I have taught preschool groups at the Cincinnati Nature Center, volunteered as a school educator and served on the Board and Education Committee of the CNC. I’m 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, 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!