• Jeff Corney

    Dr. Jeffrey Corney has developed and taught ecology, environmental science and outdoor education programs for K-12, college, and community audiences for the past 24 years.  Dr. Corney is the Executive Director of The Wilderness Center located in Wilmont, Ohio.  He previously served as Managing Director of the University of Minnesota’s Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve.  Prior to arriving […]

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  • Joel Daniel Harris

    Joel Daniel Harris is the Founder and Executive Dreamer of TomTod, where they “empower middle school students to launch absurd ideas that enhance the common good.” In 2 sentences, explain your work with the HWHF? Through grants provided by the HWHF, TomTod Ideas provides a variety of programming that empowers middle school students to explore and […]

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  • Jason Courter

    Jason Courter earned his B.S. in Science Education from Taylor University and his M.S. in Biology from Eastern Kentucky University.  He earned his Ph.D. in Wildlife Ecology from Clemson University.  He is currently an Assistant Professor of Biology at Malone University.  In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and three kids outdoors, birding, traveling, and playing the guitar […]

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  • Amanda Vincent

    Amanda Vincent is a Canadian marine biologist and conservationist, and one of the world’s leading experts on seahorses and their relatives.  She is a professor at the UBC Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries at the University of British Columbia, Canada.  Vincent co-founded and directs Project Seahorse, an interdisciplinary and international organisation committed to conservation and sustainable use of the world’s […]

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  • Jim Rokakis

    Jim is a Vice President at the Western Reserve Land Conservancy; and the Director of their Thriving Communities Institute. In 2 sentences, explain your work with the HWHF? HWHF has supported many facets of Western Reserve Land Conservancy’s work from land protection and planning to the county land bank idea to urban reforestation. HWHF has been […]

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  • Les Kaufman

    Les is an evolutionary ecologist specializing in the biology and conservation of aquatic ecosystems. He has special expertise in coral reef biology, the evolution and ecology of tropical great lakes fishes, and ecosystem-based management of marine resources.  He is a professor of Biology at Boston University who earned his PhD at Johns Hopkins University in 1980. In […]

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  • Andrea Grottoli

    Andrea Grottoli is a Professor in the School of Earth Sciences (SES) at The Ohio State University.   Professor Grottoli received her BSc. from McGill University (1992), her PhD from the University of Houston (1998) and completed postdoctoral training at the University of California – Irvine (2000).  She and her team are focused on three […]

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  • Gabriella Rosu

    Gabriella Rosu is the Department Chair for Information Security and Digital Media at Stark Technical College. In 2 sentences, explain your work with the HWHF? I developed Digital Media Day events for High School students from Stark County. The events, held at Stark State College’s main campus, created opportunities for faculty and high school students […]

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  • Edie Widder

    Dr. Edith “Edie” Widder is a biologist and deep-sea explorer who is applying her expertise in oceanographic research and technological innovation to reversing the worldwide trend of marine ecosystem degradation.  Edie graduated Magna cum laude from Tufts University where she received her BS Degree in Biology. She then went on to earn a Masters Degree […]

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  • James “Buddy” Powell

    A native Floridian, in the 1970s Buddy worked for the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service as a biologist and manatee specialist. In 1986, he moved to West Africa where he studied manatees and forest elephants for the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and was pivotal in establishing several coastal protected areas. He and his wife, Maureen, […]

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