Staff

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.

lisawool@nanticokeriver.org, (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.

bethwasden@nanticokeriver.org, (443) 944-1175

 

 

Evan Deckers – Education Coordinator

Born in Utah, Evan Deckers moved to Maryland when he was five years old. He spent the remainder of his childhood building tree-forts, mountain biking, and exploring all the natural beauty of Western Maryland He moved to the shore to attend Salisbury University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Studies as well as Spanish. Here on Delmarva, mountain biking opportunities are limited, but Evan has enjoyed the opportunity to start honing his canoeing skills in the twisted trails of this area’s cypress swamps. The Eastern Shore has also provided him with a rich culture and ecosystem in which he can help bring together various groups and organizations to help prioritize the health of our local waterways. Evan would like to see this river turn into a model of sustainability through community involvement and education on the issues that we can change everyday.

evandeckers@nanticokeriver.org, (410) 443-8878

 

Sydney- Americorps MemberSydney Williams – AmeriCorps Programs Assistant 2019-2020

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. Sydney is currently an Americorps Member serving one year with the Nanticoke Watershed Alliance. 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.

sydneywilliams@nanticokeriver.org