Lisa Wool – Executive Director 

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., (410) 430-3273


Beth for websiteBeth 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., (443) 944-1175



Sydney- Americorps MemberSydney Williams – Education Coordinator

Originally from Wisconsin, Sydney moved to Maryland in 2009. She moved to the Eastern Shore in 2017 to attend Salisbury University, where she earned a B.A. in Environmental Studies. She hopes to gain a deeper understanding of the watershed, the people who inhabit it, and the relationship between people and the Nanticoke. In addition, Sydney is also looking forward to the opportunity to gain valuable experience in education, community engagement, and field work. In her spare time, Sydney enjoys hiking, horseback riding, and reading., (410) 443-8878





Max Horan – AmeriCorps Programs Assistant

Originally from Chevy Chase, MD, Max recently earned a B.A. in Environmental Studies this past May from Salisbury University. Max is currently an AmeriCorps Member serving one year with the Nanticoke Watershed Alliance. He is particularly interested in learning about the watershed’s impact on the Chesapeake Bay and its surrounding communities. Additionally, he is eager to participate in the Creekwatchers program and education and outreach. Outside of work, Max can be found reading a book, recording music, and walking through nature – stopping to observe flowers, bees, and spider webs.





Bunny – Poo-llution Reduction Liaison

Adopted in Delaware, Bunny relocated to the Delmarva Peninsula in 2018. While she didn’t graduate per se, only receiving a Certificate of Participation from the American K9 Academy; she has, however, proven to be a hardworking and invaluable crew member at NWA. Her primary role is serving as a liaison with the canine community to ensure their caretakers pick up after them, so we all have healthy waterways to swim and fish in. When she is not out on the river paddling (or doggie paddling) looking for river grasses, she is in the office making sure the staff and volunteers receive the proper appreciation for their hard work.