Allegiant came to the Liberty Nature Center in July 2014. She is now a part of our education collection. To read Allegiant's full story,
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Jennifer Ford, Interim Director.
Connie Woodcock -
2016 - present,
KY Forest Service
Luann Tarter -
2013-present, Executive Vice President of Tarter Farm and Ranch Equipment.
Patrick Gaskin -
2015 - present, Associate Professor of Biology SCC
Ben Gonzales -
2013 - present,
Vice-President and Treasurer
Kimmi Sparkman, Education Coordinator - Kimmi has worked with both animals and students in several different capacities before joining our team in August 2016. She will also help in the office at LNC with publications and social media outlets.
Along with the staff, Liberty Nature Center is run by the following (wonderful) Board of Directors:
Whitnie Wolsey-2018, Behavior Specialist
Rita Curry -
Served 2013 - present, Secretary for Board 2014 - present
Molly Merrick-Hardy - Board Attorney, Graduate of the University of Louisville School of Law. While in high school at SWHS, she was a member of SWHS Raptor Center that later became LNRC
Kayla Maddox, Product Specialist, Tater Farm and Ranch Equipment. Enjoys horseback riding, farming and the outdoors.
The Liberty Nature Center currently has three full and part-time staff members:
Mason Morgan, Raptor Manager
Frances Carter, CEO and Founder of LNC - Frances started wildlife rehabilitation and working with high school students in Casey County, KY in the 1980's. Then in 1993 moved the program to Southwestern High School in Somerset, KY. Upon her retirement from teaching, the Center moved to 28 acres on Bridge Hollow Road in Somerset, KY.
Jamie Bastin West -
2016 - present, Environmental Scientist II KY Transportation Cabinet