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Staff

Eddie Reese

 

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Director 2003 to present

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Natural Resources Coordinator 1996 to 2003

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Staff Naturalist 1990 to 1996

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Seasonal Naturalist 1987 to 1990
 

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B.S. in Secondary Science Education

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B.S. in Wildlife Ecology Research and Management, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma

 

Eddie is in charge of nature center administration, teaching/interpreting natural and cultural aspects of Oklahoma, habitat management, and fixing broke stuff.

 

His interests include primitive skills, archer, black powder gun building and shooting, historical re-enacting – 1820s-1840s fur trade, gardening, traditional woodworking, and birding.

Amy Morris
 

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Staff Naturalist 2000 to present

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Small Mammal Curator, zookeeper at the Tulsa Zoo & Living Museum 1979 to 2000
 

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B.S. in Wildlife Ecology with emphasis in Communications, Minors in Journalism and Public Relations Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma

 

Amy edits Oxley Nature Center’s bimonthly Newsletter. She coordinates the nature center’s interpretive programs and special events.

 

Her interests include wildlife habitat gardening, photography, traveling, and natural history.

Vinnie Robinson
 

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Natural Resources Coordinator 2003 to present
 

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Associate in Liberal Arts Eastern Oklahoma State University, Wilburton, Oklahoma

 

Vinnie maintains Oxley’s natural resources, which include more than 1000 acres of wildlife habitat and over 11 miles of trails. He coordinates the volunteer staff (individuals, scouts, civic groups) who adopt trails, do habitat restoration and maintenance, and facility repair and improvements.

 

His interests include sketching and painting, woodworking, and music.

Ramona Jackson
 
bulletSeasonal Naturalist
Judy LaFrance
 
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Previous Staff Members

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Bob Jennings, 1939-2004

Founding Director of Center
1977 through 2002

Donna Horton
 

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Senior Staff Naturalist 1988 to 2013

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Staff Naturalist 1983 to 1988

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Certified Interpretive Guide, National Association for Interpretation

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B.S. in Botany, with an emphasis in Environmental Management and a minor in Environmental Education, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio

 

Her interests include traveling, geocaching, letterboxing, sewing, reading, gardening, martial arts, watching and counting butterflies, and all kinds of natural history.

Lynda Fritts

Julie Monnot
Susie Ruby
Derek Langley
Terri Bruner Martindale

Denise Grudier  
Donna Chapman  
Jeff Crow  
Eileen Docekal  
Debbie Johnson

Marilyn Norwood
Karen Robinson
Byron Ball