Andrew Kinslow (M.Ed.), GLADE Co-Director, is an experienced Biology instructor currently pursuing his Ph.D in Science Education at the University of Missouri. While teaching at Logan-Rogersville High, he created and developed the innovative Field Research summer course offering. He is a federally licensed bird bander and founded the Homestead Springs Research Station. In 2013, he was awarded the Conservation Federation of Missouri’s Conservation Educator of the Year. He is also the recipient of the 2014 American Birding Association Chandler Robbins Award for Conservation and Education.
Tammy Trantham (MS), GLADE Co-Director, is a passionate biologist and educator of the Ozarks area. While completing her Master’s in Biology from Missouri State University, she built her interest in aquatic biology and established herself in the water education realm. Her former job with Table Rock Lake Water Quality, Inc., helped her build many connections to continue to educate the public on water quality and conservation. Currently, as the Executive Director of Missouri Smallflows Organization, she organizes continuing education classes for onsite wastewater professionals around Missouri.
Dr. Janice Schnake Greene (Ph.D.), GLADE Co-Founder and MSU Liaison, is the Director of the Missouri State University Bull Shoals Field Station and an Ornithologist and Biology Education Professor at Missouri State. She teaches a variety of hands-on ecology-related topics at the field station and is involved in many monitoring projects. She is a federally licensed bird bander and runs the Bull Shoals Field Station Banding Station. She also serves as Vice President of GLADE’s parent organization, the Greater Ozarks Audubon Society.
Greg Swick (M.Ed.), GLADE Co-Founder and Outreach Coordinator, is an experienced outdoor educator and leadership facilitator. His courses emphasis the human role in decision making on ecological interventions and incorporate hands-on, experiential learning into leadership development. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Greater Ozarks Audubon Society and is one of 40 nationwide recipients of a 2010 Toyota TogetherGreen Fellowship for conservation leaders.
Celeste Prussia (M.S.), GLADE Co-Founder, has experience designing and leading programs that engage teens in ecological restoration projects starting with the Youth Conservation Corps in 1981. She developed youth service-learning programs for the State of Connecticut and for the Missouri Botanical Garden. Celeste currently manages the Bull Shoals Field Station. She is also a Best of Missouri Hands juried artist.
Matthew Tucker, Boys’ Residential Coordinator, is a junior at Missouri State University seeking a degree in Wildlife Conservation and Management. While spending the summer in Maine’s Acadia National Park, he helped Friends of Acadia with volunteer projects throughout the park. He is very knowledgeable of outdoor safety from his extensive scouting experiences. Matthew is a 2012 GLADE graduate and has continued to be an enthusiastic supporter of GLADE ever since.
Brooke Widmar, Girls’ Residential Coordinator, is a sophomore at Missouri State University majoring in Wildlife Biology. When Brooke Widmar arrived at GLADE as a junior in high school, her enthusiasm and curiosity were palpable, and her ability to get things done was unmatched. After her experience at GLADE, she was constantly motivated to get the alum together to work or just enjoy… each other’s company. She still is a master at gathering people together to do good. She rose to CFM Youth Conservationist of the Year, GOAS Board Member, and recently was the recipient of a James River Basin Partnership Achievement Award for Volunteerism and Studentship.