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.
Outdoor Education Intern
There are so many things that bring me joy, but nothing makes me quite as happy as being outside and helping others! My dream is to use my degree in Communication to impact others and promote good stewardship towards the environment.
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.
I am a graduate from the University of Cincinnati with a degree in Geography and I have always been a big nature lover. I am responsible for Imago’s outreach to the community including our workshops and events, as well as communications.
Outdoor Education Intern
I have been in the education world for 9 years, living in 2 countries, on 4 sail boats, and across about a dozen states, Whether cooking over camp stoves with 3-4 year olds in CA, teaching 4th graders about the physics of lift on the open ocean, helping 9th graders understand the intricacies of environmental stewardship in MA, or sea kayaking with adults among coastal islands in WA, I am happiest anywhere I can be outside, helping others appreciate the magic of our natural world. Imago speaks to so many of my interests, skills and passions and I feel lucky to be here!
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.