Friendly Staff

TaraTara Rogness, Nature Center Manager

Why I love my job: What could be better than being able to spend time outside with kids? I feel very lucky to be on staff at Springbrook, it is a warm community of people, and I am very proud of the work that is accomplished here.

Favorite Nature Quote:
"Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience." Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Dina CyrusDina Cyrus, Interpretive Program Coordinator

Why I love my job: Being in nature has a habit of bringing joy to people and brightening their day. What better way to spend my day then bringing joy to people in an environment that I love!

Favorite Nature Joke: Q: What did the beaver say to the tree?  A: Nice Gnawin’ Ya!!

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CatrinaCatrina Mujwid-Cole, Administrative Assistant

Why I love my job: I’ve always thought that there was great value in spending time in nature whether it be for relaxation, exercise or learning. I am happy that I get to help people who come to visit Springbrook Nature Center enjoy their time in the park and I enjoy listening to their stories, sightings and other observations.

Favorite Quote: "It seems to me that the natural world is the greatest source of excitement; the greatest source of visual beauty; the greatest source of intellectual interest. It is the greatest source of so much in life that makes life worth living." —David Attenborough

Amanda Bio Pic 2 2018Amanda Bixler, Administrative Assistant

Why I love my job: Something new and exciting happens at Springbrook every day! From letting our brand-new visitors know what’s fun to explore, to meeting our dedicated volunteers, Springbrook hosts a variety of people who are excited about nature! I love that the nature center holds so many activities, reaching visitors all ages.

Favorite Quote:
"Unless some like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s Not." -The Lorax