Cassandra Renard

Cassandra joined the FWBG Education team in 2023 as the Adult Education Program Assistant. She brings over 10 years of adult education experience, most recently serving as a contract learning and development (L&D) trainer and facilitator in the DFW area. Cassandra’s passion is working alongside adults in a learning environment. She specializes in designing and […]

Sheryl Schickedanz

Education: B.S. Biology, University of Texas at Arlington M.Ed. Curriculum and Instruction, University of Houston Sheryl spent her elementary years in a remote area nestled in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania.  This is where she fell in love with nature and spent most of her time outdoors.  She recently retired from 27 years in the […]

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 […]