Staff and Board

Staff

Kayla Beasley

Associate Director of Communications and Marketing

Kaeli Evans

Farm Manager

Carol Good-Elliott

Environmental Educator

Kerry Goodrich

Property Supervisor

Carla Gull

Coordinator, Master of Arts in Environmental Education Program / Associate Professor, Sustainability & Environmental Education Department (SEED)

Stephany Hancock

Environmental Educator & Residence Life Coordinator

Luke Beck Kreider

Assistant Professor, Religion & Sustainability

Melinda Long

Office Manager

Jason Martin

Executive Director

John Mischler

Associate Professor, Sustainability & Environmental Education Department (SEED)

Ruth Mischler

Assistant Professor, Sustainability & Environmental Education Department (SEED)

Jonathon Schramm

Professor & Chair, Sustainability & Environmental Education Department (SEED) / Director, Institute for Ecological Regeneration (IER)

Jeremiah Sharp

Environmental Educator & Public Programs Coordinator

Foy Spicer

Environmental Educator & PreK-12 Programs Coordinator

Kaitlyn Sproles

Director of Environmental Education Outreach

Alan Stadler

Building Manager & Grounds Assistant

Josie Strader

Land and Facilities Management Assistant

Board of Trustees

BLAIR (ANDY) RIETH (Chair) – Served since 2020General Manager – Welch Packaging

GREG PERIGO (Vice-chair) – Served since 2022Director of Strategic Partnerships – Indiana Tech

BEN BONTRAGER – Served since 2022Vice President of Finance – Goshen College

DOUGLAS VENDRELY – Served since 2022Retired teacher – Merry Lea volunteer

CARL WEAVER – Served since 2023 : Retired teacher

BEKAH HOUFF – Served since 2024 : Special Event Manager – Community Foundation of Elkhart County

JASON MARTIN (Ex officio) – Served since 2020Executive Director – Merry Lea

MARCOS STOLTZFUS (Ex officio) – Served since 2022Assistant Executive Director & Director of Environmental Education Outreach – Merry Lea

ANN VENDRELY (Ex officio) – Served since 2018 : Vice President for Academic Affairs & Academic Dean – Goshen College