Meet Allegiant! 
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,
​ click
here.

Luann Tarter -

2013-present, Executive Vice President of Tarter Farm and Ranch Equipment.

Patrick Gaskin -

2015 - present, Associate Professor of Biology SCC

Rita Curry -

Served 2013 - present, Secretary for Board 2014 - present

​Molly Merrick-Hardy - Board Attorney 

​Jamie Bastin West -

2016 - present, Environmental Scientist II KY Transportation Cabinet

Have a Wildlife Emergency?
Call:  
606-679-WILD (9453)
OR ​606-219-1450

"With Liberty and Wildlife for All!" 

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.

Cathi Blair -

2013 - present


 The Liberty Nature Center currently has three full and part-time staff members:​​

Keena Norton -

2013 - present

Connie Woodcock -

2016 - present,

KY Forest Service

Colleen Moureaux, Director - Colleen joined the team July 2016 and is a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University with a Wildlife Management Degree.  She maintains the day to day needs of LNC while managing the volunteers, interns, and raptor training programs. 

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.



 Along with the staff, Liberty Nature Center is run by the following (wonderful) Board of Directors: