Clubs and Affiliations:

       Nature Center Staff and Volunteers

    Director: Jason Larson - We are thrilled to welcome our new Director as of Aug. 1st
    2013.  Jason is well-known in both the botany and birding circles of Ohio.  Jason has worked at The
    Wilderness Center, Brown Family Environmental Center and at the herbarium at Ohio University in
    Athens.  Stop by and welcome Jason to his new home in Mansfield, Ohio!  

    Steve McKee -  Steve is stepping down to part-time employment, as he has serve his community
    for over 30 years as the director of the Richland County Park District.  He still considers all of the
    Mohican area his own backyard, and would like to share it with you.  Steve's specialties are botany
    and birds, and he will continue on part-time to teach classes at Gorman Nature Center and in the

    Jan Ferrell-  Jan pulls double duty by working at the Nature Center and the Ohio Bird Sanctuary.  
    She is our resident specialist on birds and spiders.  She also coordinates our volunteers.

      Amanda Kriner - Our newest naturalist, Amanda graduated from Ashland University in
       May 2013. Amanda is a natural teacher and leader and we look forward to her future with us
       here at GNC.

Anthony Aratta-  Anthony is a full time student at OSU in Columbus and our maintenance man,
        who keeps the Gorman Nature Center Visitor Center  and grounds in tip-top shape.

Cheryl Harner - Cheryl is a volunteer who enjoys programing our website and promoting our      
        programs with clubs and organizations. She enjoys all manner of botany, birds and butterflies.

                     Volunteer Staff -
    The special people who make it all possible
      Bookstore volunteers help by answering the phone, taking messages,
    answering questions, and guiding visitors around the GNC building to
    interpret and describe the educational animals, grounds and building.
    Additional tasks may include feeding/watering animals and assisting
    staff with programs.
      There are no necessary qualifications for this position other than the
    ability to converse with the public and a love of learning. A volunteer
    orientation (approx. 1 hr) will be held to train the volunteer, after
    which shadowing opportunities are offered.
      Daily shifts are from 9-12, and 12-3 on weekdays and
    1am to 1, 1-4 on weekends. Current volunteers offer their services
    from one to 8 sessions per month.
      For other volunteer position descriptions, click here

Gorman Nature Center
Bike Trail Volunters:

Mike Fischer                                         Dave Moody

John Merschdorf                                   Steve Reynolds

Mary Jane Merschdorf                           Terry White
Richland County Park District
Helpful links:

Ohio Bird Sanctuary

Cece Brady

Dalton Brady

Connie Capra

Devin Ensminger

Grayson Foster

Morgan Gongwer

Katelyn Grove

Natalie Grove

Sammi Grove

Georgia Payne

Dalton Rennick

Maddie Sanford

Katie Troyer
Nature Center Volunteers:

Amy Beth Crutchfield

Lary Doktor

Cheryl Harner

Dean Homerick

Ron Jaques

Nancy Kennedy

Dave Kracker

Becky Lux

Chris McQuillen

Rinda Samsom

Jan Swartz

Linda Tucker

Kim Washington

Jordan Wells

Linda Wilson

Stephanie Witherspoon