Friendly Staff

Tara RognessTara 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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Cody Rossetti

Cody Rossetti, Interpretive Program Coordinator

Why I love my job: I have a passion for nature, science, and teaching. Environmental Education is profession allows me to pursue all of those passions at the same time.  

Favorite Nature Joke: Q: What is a pirates favorite letter? Inevitable answer: RRRR! ARRRGHH you might think that but  the “C” be their first love!

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Katy Dahl

Katy Dahl, Interpretive Program Coordinator

Why I love what I do: I love bringing people of all backgrounds and ages to learn in the outdoors. I am always finding something new to learn about whether it is from the natural world or a new point of view. I am real life Ms. Frizzle every day! “Take chances, make mistakes, get messy!”

 My favorite nature joke:  Q: Why can’t tamaracks sew?  A: Because they are always dropping their needles!

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Catrina 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

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Amanda 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