Meet The Cardinal Team
Our small professional staff are passionate about conservation in Southwest Ohio.
Andy has a long history of conservation work that includes being the Director of Science for the Ohio Chapter of the Nature Conservancy and a founding member of the Valley View Foundation. He has worked with farmers to capitalize on the conservation benefits of the farm bill, is a prescribed fire burn boss as well as a bird and prairie enthusiast. As a trained facilitator and conservation business planner, Andy hopes to win friends and influence partners as he works to protect land at home in SW Ohio.
Rachel’s background is in non-profit development work and attended the University of Notre Dame. She is originally from Michigan where she grew up on her great-grandfather’s apple orchard. She has a deep love and appreciation for the natural world and is excited to be a part of Cardinal’s mission to preserve land and waterways in Southwest Ohio, a place Rachel, her husband, and young son are proud to call home. Rachel is eager to get to know the people and community that support the great and necessary work of Cardinal Land Conservancy
Mark has always had an interest in nature and conservation, starting with many outdoor adventures and camping trips growing up in Northern Illinois. In 2019, Mark retired after a 32-year career at Proctor and Gamble. He now enjoys a lot of time outdoors volunteering for Great Parks of Hamilton County and Mill Creek Alliance leading hikes and conducting stream sampling. He joined the Cardinal staff in 2019 to oversee easement monitoring and stewardship of Cardinal’s nature preserves.
Anna joined the team at Cardinal in 2018. Her first project here was to compile the application for accreditation. From this bird’s eye view of the organization, she continues to focus in on the easement purchase program for agricultural lands, office administration and Cardinal’s record keeping. Outside of her work with Cardinal, she studies to earn her master’s degree in library science, takes slow walks and runs trails in any one of her favorite SW Ohio nature preserves.