Chris Clements

Chris Clements

Executive Director

Chris has been at Imago since 1999, when I came to the Ohio River valley to lead Imago’s youth education programs. Since then, Imago has been a huge part of my life, and I am so grateful to be in a community filled with intention, creativity, kindness and fun. People often ask me what my favorite part of my job is. I’d say that it’s that I get to be with amazing people every single day. From our staff, our volunteers, our board, our community members, and the people that we serve, it is all an incredible treat. Oh, and I have a nature preserve right outside my office door, that’s nice too.

Jim Schenk

Jim Schenk

Co-founder of Imago

Jim and Eileen Schenk founded Imago. Jim was director of Imago for 28 years which he left in 2007 and is now Project Coordinator. He gave impetus to the starting of the Western Wildlife Corridor and lives in and was involved in the creation of the Enright Ridge Urban Eco-village. He edited the book, What Does God Look Like in an Expanding Universe?, which examines how our images of God, life and death influence our relationship with the Earth and is now looking for a publisher for a book he wrote on the ecovillage.

Mo Curran

Mo Curran

Community Educator

Mo is a graduate from the University of Cincinnati with a degree in Geography and she has always been a big nature lover. She responsible for Imago’s outreach to the community including our workshops and events, as well as communications.

Sara Briggs

Sara Briggs

Education Coordinator

Outdoor Education is one of her great passions and she is always excited to collaborate with Imago’s partner schools to bring the wonder of the outdoors right to classrooms. Sara graduated from the University of Dayton way back in 2009 and has a myriad of professional experiences including both outdoor and indoor education. When not playing in the great outdoors you can find her backstage, calling cues in any number of community theater productions. 

Zoe Vanasse

Zoe Vanasse

AmeriCorps Educator

Zoe is a Cincinnati native residing in the Clifton neighborhood. She is a graduate of Northeastern University with a Bachelors of Science in Psychology and a minor in Women’s Gender and Sexuality. Her background is in farming and community work. In her free time she can be found knitting, crafting, reading or spending time outside. 

Mary Grace Nishimori

Mary Grace Nishimori

Summer Camp Intern

Mary Grace is currently working towards her degree in Environmental Studies at the University of Cincinnati. Being an advocate for the environment drives her to be more involved with climate and animal issues. She grew up loving nature, always having her own garden back home! Finding varying ways to live a sustainable lifestyle is her goal!

Samantha Occhionero

Samantha Occhionero

Summer Camp Intern

Samantha is a third year student at Xavier University working to earn her bachelors degree in the field of Psychology. She is from Cleveland Ohio and moved to Cincinnati 2 years ago to attend college. She loves being outside and got her love of nature from working with her mom in their 21 year old family owned indoor gardening business her entire life.

Abby Rathers

Abby Rathers

Summer Camp Intern

Abby is an undergraduate student studying Environmental Science and Biology at the University of Cincinnati. She is one of Imago’s camp interns this summer and loves working with kids. In her free time she enjoys traveling, listening to music, hiking, and reading.