A native Delawarean, Lisa Wool grew up either playing in creeks in northern Delaware or body-surfing the waves in Rehoboth. Lisa has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Delaware’s Agricultural College with a concentration in Wildlife Conservation, as well as minors in Animal Science and Biology. Lisa spent the past 16 years at the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary creating and implementing innovative education and outreach projects in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware. Prior to that, she worked for Delaware Greenways, the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, Fish and Wildlife, as well as Parks and Recreation. When she’s not out exploring her new home, the Nanticoke, she enjoys volunteering at local animal shelters.
Beth Wasden- Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator
A Georgia native, Beth Wasden has resided on the Delmarva Peninsula since 2004. Beth has a B.A. in history and Russian Studies from Syracuse University. She served two years as an AmeriCorps volunteer coordinator at Fort Delaware State Park from 2004 through 2006 and managed the volunteer program at Pickering Creek Audubon Center for three years. Beth has worked with a number of volunteers–groups and individuals–and has been with the NWA since 2010. In addition to her volunteer coordinator experience, Beth writes fiction and has written Web-based non-fiction professionally.
A local to the Eastern Shore, Mary grew up working in her family’s store, King’s Cotton Candy, on the Ocean City Boardwalk. She earned her B.A. in Biology from St. Mary’s College of Maryland in Southern Maryland. Mary has a strong background in environmental education and has built up her experience over the years. For over six years, Mary was an educator for the Salisbury Zoo. She taught a variety of programs focusing on animals and environmental conservation. In 2012, Mary became the program coordinator and park naturalist for Delaware Seashore State Park. At the state park, she implemented recreational and environmental programming to the public. As a true water girl, Mary has a passion for protecting the local watershed by providing knowledge to its youth and is looking forward to working with the NWA.
Born and raised in Salisbury, Maryland, Alexis grew up fishing and swimming in the Bay and ocean. Living on the Eastern Shore, she is intrigued by the bay and surrounding waters. Alexis is an Americorps service member for NWA and will be serving through August 2017. She also studies conflict resolution and psychology at Salisbury University. She is looking forward to serving with NWA and combining her love for the water by helping and teaching others about the Shore.