Joanne Howard

Joanne was raised on a farm in northwest Minnesota and was taught the value of respecting the natural world from a young age.  She attended the University of Iowa and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Education.  As an educator, she enjoyed writing curricula and developing hands-on activities that allowed students to apply their […]

Kaylan Amaya

B.A. in Biology with a Minor in Psychology, The University of Texas at Arlington Kaylan joined the FWBG|BRIT staff as a facilitator, and in July 2022 became the Education Operations Assistant providing administrative support to education programs and volunteer services. She is excited to gain experience working in informal education and learn more about the […]

Crissa Nugen

Crissa Nugen is a Horticulture Educator who has a passion for connecting people to plants and nature. She is confident that “the more you know, the stronger you will grow” and strives to offer adult education programming that will always keep the Garden visitors exploring, discovering and engaging! Crissa holds a Master’s of Science degree […]

Molly Bell

Molly Bell joined the FWBG|BRIT staff in July 2022 as the Volunteer Services Coordinator. Molly brings 5 years of volunteer management experience in both national and local nonprofits. She has a passion for building relationships with volunteers and strives to build lifelong connections between volunteers and the organization. Molly enjoys being creative in finding unique […]

Ryan Kough

Ryan joined the FWBG | BRIT team in May 2022 as the Volunteer Services Manager. In 2015, Ryan graduated from Texas A&M with a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and in 2021 he finished his Master’s Degree in Museum Studies from Harvard University: Extension School. He has worked in non-profits and museums most of his […]

Payton Simpkins

B.S. in Environmental Science with a Minor in Marketing, The University of Texas at Arlington Payton joined the FWBG|BRIT staff in June 2021 as the Education Operations Specialist, providing administrative support to the SEED School, family programs, and Volunteer services. Before coming to BRIT, Payton was offered a chance to be a Park Interpreter in […]

Anna SoRelle

Education: BA Anthropology, University of Georgia MA Museum Science, Texas Tech University Anna joined the Education team at FWBG|BRIT in June of 2021. Her role is to develop and implement engaging environmental educational programs for homeschoolers, Scouts, special needs groups, and summer camps. She brings 9 years of experience in informal science education and has […]