Director Naturalist – Gail Hill
Gail has been working at the nature center for many years. “It is a honor to be part of Peace Valley Nature Center, I shall strive to maintain the legacy of our founder Carolyn “Corey” Jarin. This is very special place for people of all ages to find peace and solace.” Environmental education is the heart and soul of what we do!
Jennifer Conway-Ianacone – Assistant Naturalist
Jennifer Conway-Ianacone is thrilled to be starting as an Assistant Naturalist for Peace Valley Nature Center. As an Ecology and Biology Teacher for many years, witnessing the joy on the face of a child as they cuddle a caterpillar or see a water snake for the first time is priceless. Encouraging this love of nature has been a life-long endeavor in both the classroom and at home with her three children, now grown, and one that Jen will continue to strive for as she assists with the children and adults who attend the many classes offered at the nature center. Many hours of birding with her husband Pete has allowed Jen to become familiar with the trails here at Peace Valley Park, and she looks forward to continued growth and learning with such a wonderful group of staff and volunteers.
Louise Lehman – Store Manager
Louise has worked with the Friends of Peace Valley Nature Center for twenty plus years. She began as a volunteer and took on additional responsibilities through the years as the Friend’s organization grew. In 2006 she took the position of Sunflower Shop manager. In this capacity she enjoys greeting the public, interacting with the volunteer shopkeepers, and ordering books, feeders, gifts, etc. for our store.
Viki Corbitt – Bookkeeper
Viki Corbitt joined us in November 2013. She comes to us from a diverse background. She has worked in many areas from Bell Telephone, Advertising, Computer Networking, Health Care, Real Estate and Construction. She has been managing offices and bookkeeping for over 30 years. She is glad to be a part of the Nature Center and looks forward to getting to know everyone.
She has a grown son, Brad and lives in Montgomeryville with her two Shih Tzu dogs, Lucy & Baxter.
Carolyn “Corey” Jarin – Founder