Leadership

The Kreher Presreve & Nature Center is an outreach extension administered by the School of Forestry & Wildlife Sciences, which is lead by Dean Janaki Alavalapati.

The KPNC also receives leadership from a volunteer-based advisory board representing a wide range of our community partners and supporters.  This fantastic team helps tremendously with the vitality and fiscal sustainability of the KPNC as well as providing critical support for our operation.  If you think you may be interested in serving the KPNC on the Advisory Board, please contact the current president, Debbie Brooks.

Kreher Preserve & Nature Center Advisory Board

Dr. Richard Brinker, Dean Emeritus, School of Forestry & Wildlife Sciences

Ms. Deborah Brooks, Principal, Pick Elementary School, Auburn

Dr. Ross Ann Craig, Retired University Administrator, Expert in Leadership Development and Experiential Learning

Mr. Alex Hedgepath, University Arborist, Auburn University

Mrs. Margaret Holler, Former KPNC Administrator, Avid Volunteer and Master Gardener

Dr. Emily Kling, Extension Specialist Emerita, Alabama Cooperative Extension System

Mr. Johnny Lawrence, Lee County Commissioner and Retired Firefighter

Ms. Becky Richardson, Parks and Recreation Director, City of Auburn

Ms. Melody Russell, Professor of Science Education, Auburn University

Dr. Lewis Scharpf, Community Volunteer and Wildlife Conservationist, Formerly of the Auburn University Research and Technology Foundation

Mr. John Wild, President, Auburn Opelika Tourism Bureau

Ms. Miriam Wyman, Professor of Natural Resources Management, Auburn University

Ex-officio: Dr. Janaki R.R. Alavalapati, Dean, School of Forestry & Wildlife Sciences