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.
I am a graduate from the University of Cincinnati with a degree in Geography and I have always been a big nature lover. As part of my internship I work closely with Laurie and Beth to plan and present Imago’s various outdoor education programs including Branching Out programs, as well as afterschool programs.
Outdoor Education is one of my great passions and I am excited that I get to collaborate with Imago’s partner schools to bring the wonder of the outdoors right to their classrooms. I graduated from the University of Dayton way back in 2009 and have a myriad of professional experiences including both outdoor and indoor education. When not playing in the great outdoors you can find me backstage, calling cues in any number of community theater productions.
Branching Out Educator
After working with Pleasant Ridge Montessori for the last two years as a district employee, I am excited to join the incredible team at Imago to continue to grow the outdoor education program. I have been working in nature education since I graduated college at the University of Cincinnati with a degree in biology. After working with the Cincinnati Nature Center and with Great Parks of Hamilton County, I am excited to take my love of nature to the school that I love.
Co-founder of ImagoJim 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.