Theresa Cullen is a native of Prince George’s County. She has been in the field of education for over 25 years. Enjoying the outdoors and animals is a priority for Theresa and her family.
Heather comes to the Foundation after spending the last 10 years working on behalf of the solar industry. In her spare time, Heather enjoys spending time with her family, playing board games and exploring the local wine country.
Elizabeth is a North Florida native who comes to the Foundation after spending the last 14 years working in various non-profit arts organizations as both an educator and administrator. Elizabeth loves hiking, crafting, and gaming in her spare time.
Sarah comes to the Foundation with years of environmental education experience and a passion for getting kids into nature. She also loves to spend time with her own family outdoors in the woods or on the water.
Bill grew up in Accokeek, working on Hard Bargain Farm and exploring the Potomac River. When not teaching children about nature and agriculture in Southern Maryland, he spends his time kayaking, climbing, hiking, and traveling.
Marketing & Communications Coordinator
Tori shares the Foundation’s mission, programs and stories with the community and news media. When she is not in the office, you can find her making memories with her husband and baby boy, cheering on the Virginia Tech Hokies and crafting Pinterest-inspired DIY projects.
Chris grew up in the Lehigh Valley of PA. He has over 12 years of experience in the nonprofit sector as a housing developer, grant writer, property manager & food distributor. He owned a juice bar, providing access to healthy food for an underserved population. He enjoys hiking, cooking, fitness, reading, painting, gardening, traveling and cheering on the Pittsburgh Pirates & Chicago Bears.
Environmental Outreach Coordinator
A native of Prince George’s County, Beth grew up spending a lot of time at her local nature center fostering her love for the natural world. She brings with her 15+ years of experience as an environmental educator. When not at AFF, Beth enjoys spending time with her family and going on adventures.
Aggie is a Richmond, Virginia native and holds a Master’s Degree in Public History. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, reading, exploring, and spending time with her family (and two cats!).
A life-long resident of southern Maryland, Jonathan graduated from the University of Maryland in 1982 with a B.A. in Archeology. When not working he actively pursues the ever elusive Micropterus Dolomieu.
Gabi’s passion is sharing nature with other people. She loves animals and is active in animal rescue. In her free time, Gabi loves exploring the outdoors and spending time with her cats.
Pat is an outdoor woman with a degree in Chemistry. She enjoys being outdoors and helping children of all ages embrace nature and share the joy in learning something new. She tends a small flock of laying hens, gardens, paints, hikes, and likes to shoot a few arrows with her bow. When home she likes to cook for her family and help care for the aged family cat.
Itzamar was born and raised in Puerto Rico but has lived in the DMV area for a long time. She is most passionate about connecting urban populations to the outdoors and providing educational experiences outside of the classroom.
Jeff tends to the grounds, buildings, and animals at the farm alongside the Facilities team. His love for animals and nature helped him find a place as a volunteer before transitioning to staff. Off the property Jeff lives a life filled with art, photography, and reptiles.
Kim grew up in western Pennsylvania but now calls Alexandria home. Starting out as a nurse, she found her true passion in education. She spent her last nine years telling stories and rediscovering the wonder of nature at an outdoor preschool. She enjoys reading, cooking and spending time with family & friends.
Shellie loves the water! She’s been an outdoor educator, biologist and a homeschool parent in Southern Maryland for more than 30 years. Kayaking, fishing, camping and exploring the tributaries of the Chesapeake Bay with her family is her true passion.
Sharon joined the Foundation staff in 1995, sharing her love of the outdoors and animals with all that visit. When she is not at the Farm she also works part time as a humane and environmental educator for the Humane Society of Charles County.
Cindi brings her love of the local ecosystem, livestock knowledge, and her appreciation of historic preservation to shepherd the structures and land at AFF. She enjoys creating art in traditional mediums and stained glass, mycology, and spending time with her husband, horses, dogs, sheep, and chickens.
Ashleigh is a born and raised local to the Accokeek area. She believes teaching children a love for the outdoors is essential for our future. She is currently working on her naturalist certification. In her free time she loves working in her garden or hunting for treasures in the woods with her family.
Lauren grew up in Severna Park, Maryland. She joined the Foundation after graduating from Eckerd College with a degree in Geosciences and Environmental Studies. While not working she enjoys hiking with her family and friends.
After working for the Foundation full time for 25 years as an environmental educator, Brenda rejoins the Foundation’s programs team part time to support our overnight experiences. She loves being outdoors especially with children to share new adventures and discoveries with them.
Seasonal Environmental Educators – Allegany Outdoor School: Emily Bice, John Howard, and Carolyn Mathews
If you support environmental education and thrive by working in an “all hands in” setting… the Alice Ferguson Foundation is the place for you!