Amy Henricksen, Jill Shriver and Lisa Schott (from left to right) welcome the opportunity to meet with anyone interested in learning more about conserving land within a five-mile radius of Kenyon College. Partnerships are key to our work and we are fortunate to work with many community partners and students and staff at the College who are committed to protecting local farmland and natural resources. We also appreciate the opportunity to work closely with student interns who help spread the word about our mission and provide creative content for the conservancy's blog, A Knox County Almanac.
Read more below about the staff and student interns.
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Lisa attended Kenyon College in the late 1970s and found respite from academic life by taking long walks off the Hill where she developed a lifelong love of the Kokosing River and the land surrounding the College. She returned to Kenyon in 1985 and worked for 25 years in alumni and parent engagement. She still can't believe her good fortune in being offered the position of managing director of Philander Chase Conservancy in 2010. Lisa and her husband Stu still love to take walks, especially at Kokosing Nature Preserve and to Walkers' Pond, both conserved by Philander Chase Conservancy.
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Amy joined the staff of Kenyon College in September of 2004 and began working with the Philander Chase Conservancy in 2013. While Amy assists in all aspects of the work of the conservancy, her primary focus has been the creation and management of the Kokosing Nature Preserve, central Ohio's first and only conservation burial ground offering a green burial option in a beautiful, natural setting. Amy earned an undergraduate degree in business administration from Alma College and a graduate degree in health administration from The Ohio State University. She and her husband, Chris, live in Mount Vernon with their two children.
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Jill is a lifelong resident of Knox County where she grew up on a farm near Gambier. She joined the staff in 1998 and manages a wide variety of our daily tasks related to budgets, filing, travel, and general office support. Jill lives in Apple Valley with her husband, John, and enjoys spending time with their children and grand-dogs.
Alex is a political science and history double major from Oak Park, Illinois. He is passionate about conservation and enjoys spending time backpacking and traveling. After Kenyon, Alex hopes to spend time teaching and encouraging children to find meaning in academics. He hopes to one day live on a farm and provide organic produce for his community.
Jayne is a sophomore Environmental Studies major from Morgantown, West Virginia. Along with working for the conservancy, Jayne assists the Kenyon athletic trainers and is a member of the Ladies' lacrosse team. After Kenyon, she is interested in pursuing a law degree in hopes of being an environmental lawyer and protecting the Earth's natural beauty.