Welcome, Field Instructor Fellows!

The school year is back full swing, and here at the Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center, we’re busy teaching students every day about the wonders of their national park. This week, we’re taking time to introduce our new Field Instructor Fellows for the year. Our team members have come from all over the world to teach here in Cuyahoga Valley National Park! We hope you’ll join us in welcoming our eight new staff members (as well as five returning staff) as they dive into a brand-new school year of hiking, exploring, and getting their hands dirty.

New Staff

Ana Egea

  • Hometown: Rascafría, Spain
  • Focus of study: Education
  • Interesting fact: “I always talk with my hands.”

Andrew Sipple

  • Hometown: Saegertown, Pennsylvania
  • Focus of Study: Music and Environmental Education
  • Interesting fact: “I like to search for and photograph wildflowers.”

Greyson Rusher

  • Hometown: Avon Lake, Ohio
  • Focus of Study: Environmental Economics and Sustainable Community Development
  • Interesting fact: “My favorite dog is a golden doodle.”

Jonathan Parker

  • Hometown: Lebanon, Ohio
  • Focus of Study: Business Administration
  • Interesting fact: “I can eat a large carton of flavor blasted goldfish in a day.”

Kate Albing

  • Hometown: Cleveland, Ohio
  • Focus of Study: Communication and Media Studies
  • Interesting Fact: “My spirit animal is a coyote.”

Linnea Johnson

  • Hometown: Toledo, Ohio
  • Focus of Study: Biology and English
  • Interesting Fact: “I’ve seen a platypus in the wild.”

Naomi Morgan

  • Hometown: Rootstown
  • Focus of Study: Geoscience and History
  • Interesting Fact: “I am one of 11 children.”

Romana Morávková

  • Hometown: Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Focus of Study: Pedology and Protection of Natural Landscapes
  • Interesting Fact: “I love wearing woolly socks and buying them for all my friends.”

Returning Staff

Dan Pinto

  • Hometown: Brecksville, Ohio
  • Focus of Study: Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology
  • Job Focus: Marketing Educational Fellow
  • Fun Fact: “I learned how to water ski when I was 5 years old.”

Lili Fikter

  • Hometown: Chagrin Falls, Ohio
  • Focus of Study: Zoology, Geology and Environmental Studies
  • Job Focus: Curriculum Educational Fellow
  • Fun Fact: “I am actually slightly afraid of stairs.”

Tara Orzechowski

  • Hometown: Toledo, Ohio
  • Focus of Study: Environmental and Political Science
  • Job Focus: Special Programming Educational Fellow
  • Fun Fact: “Visiting all 59 National Parks is on my bucket list.”

Roman Waked

  • Hometown: Columbia Station, Ohio
  • Focus of Study: Geology
  • Job Focus: Administrative Educational Fellow
  • Fun Fact: “Fall is my favorite season.”

Sami Crane

  • Hometown: Copley, Ohio
  • Focus of Study: Environmental Studies
  • Job Focus: Administrative Educational Fellow
  • Fun Fact: “I hate cartoons.”


Welcome to our new and returning Education Center staff!