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Brian Ritter

Executive Director
Brian Ritter is the Executive Director of Nahant Marsh and the Program Director for Conservation Technology through the Eastern Iowa Community Colleges (EICC) and the Advanced Technology Environmental… Read More
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Amy Loving

Director of Education
Amy Loving is the Director of Education at Nahant Marsh. She received her Bachelor's degree from Western Illinois University in Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Administration. She completed an internsh… Read More
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Elizabeth Schramm

Development Officer
Elizabeth is the Operations Manager at Nahant Marsh. She earned her Bachelor’s degree from Truman State University and her Master’s degree from Western Illinois University in Biology. She started… Read More
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Kinsey Nielsen

Natural Resource Manager
Kinsey Nielsen is the Natural Resource Manager. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Animal Ecology from Iowa State University and has been at Nahant since September 2016. She served as an AmeriCorps Educ… Read More
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Cassie Druhl

Administrative Assistant/Volunteer Coordinator
Cassie Druhl is the new Administrative Assistant/Volunteer Coordinator at Nahant Marsh, as well as the Coordinator of Partners of Scott County Watersheds. She received her bachelor’s degree in Commu… Read More
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Shannon Bernhard

Marketing and Events Coordinator
Shannon received her bachelor’s degree in business management with a concentration in entrepreneurship from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She recently moved to Iowa from her hometo… Read More
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Jimmy Wiebler

AmeriCorps Naturalist
Jimmy Wiebler serves as a full-time AmeriCorps Naturalist. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Augustana College and a Master’s degree in Biology from Miami University, Oxford, OH. Prior t… Read More
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Zach Strong

Natural Resource Crew Member
Zach Strong has been working as a Conservation Technician on the Natural Resources crew at Nahant Marsh since spring 2015. Zach has served ten years in the army and has been deployed to Iraq, Afghani… Read More
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Madeline Kull

Natural Resource Crew Member
Madeline Kull is completing her Bachelor's degree in Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Management with a minor in Environmental Science from Western Illinois University-Quad Cities. She began volun… Read More
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Kory Darnall

Natural Resource Crew Member
Kory Darnall has worked on the Nahant Marsh natural resources crew for since 2012. He is a University of Iowa graduate and is a full-time Social Worker when not at the Marsh. Kory volunteers for a n… Read More
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