Jennifer Lolley, outreach administrator, supervises grounds and facilities, and acts as chief curator of programs, live collections, and outreach activities. Jennifer’s enthusiasm and knowledge of environmental education are the cornerstone of the Forest Ecology Preserve’s award-winning programs and the inspiration for student and citizen volunteers alike. Contact Jennifer at (334) 707-6512 or email (jrl0006 @







Sharon Tatum, development coordinator, assists the FEP with its fundraising and public awareness activities and acts as liaison for corporate and private giving through the School of Forestry and Wildlife Science’s Development Unit.  Contact Sharon at  (334) 844-1983 or via e-mail at (sharon.tatum @ 








Jamie Anderson manages marketing, communications, and business development activities for the Preserve. Her focus is to grow membership, foster community awareness, and create alternative income sources in support of the Preserve’s mission and operations. Contact Jamie at (334) 703-6960 or via email at (jla0015 @








Part-Time Teachers & Naturalists:


Cyndi Czerkawskiis is a part-time teacher naturalist. She is also the after school program director at Cary Woods Elementary. Cyndi is an enthusiastic and wonderful teacher who loves gardening.







Daniel Conniff, former naturalist at Ruffner Mountain in Birmingham, brings a wealth of experience to the Forest Ecology Preserve. Dan’s expert carpentry skills and knowledge of landscaping technique  have served to greatly improve the preserve grounds and facilities for visitors.







Since 2009, Shauna Henry has worked or volunteered with the Forest Ecology Preserve while earning her bachelor’s in Zoology  and masters in General Science Education, After graduating Shauna took a position teaching science at a local middle school, but tries to stay as involved as possible at the Preserve.







Julia Rich was born and raised outside of San Francisco in San Mateo, California, where her family still lives with her four siblings. Julia earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Wildlife Sciences in 2012 from Auburn University and is now enrolled in the Secondary Science Education Graduate Program, with the hopes of becoming a science teacher. Whether she’s in California surfing, horseback riding, or rock climbing, or in Auburn hiking the pine forests with her dogs;  you’ll find Julia outside connecting with nature. Julia says about her work at the preserve, “I love all the work that I am able to achieve with the students. I am so grateful for the opportunity to interact with the children in these wonderful Auburn woods.“