Meet the Education Staff

The AF Education staff is comprised of some of the most talented and passionate educators there is on topics like amphibians + reptiles and biology, conservation + stewardship. Our pilot and possibly most beloved program — Critter Camp, has been growing since it started 10 years ago, and we have engaged with thousands of campers, students, and learners of all ages since then. At our founding, we identified how essential compelling and engaging educational programs would be to successfully achieving our mission of 'creating and implementing lasting solutions to the amphibian extinction crisis'.
Crystal Mandica

Crystal Mandica

Director of Education
Amanda Dahlgren

Amanda Dahlgren

Education Coordinator

Taylor Cone

Taylor Cone

Educational Programs Coordinator

Boris Berlijn

Boris Berlijn

Virtual Education Coordinator

Marjan Ghadrdan

Marjan Ghadrdan

Venomous + Adult Programs Coordinator

Meg Hussey

Meg Hussey

Events Coordinator
Erin Shebish

Erin Shebish

Virtual Education Administrator

Maryann Barbon

Maryann Barbon

Educator

Roxana Pena Popo

Roxana Pena Popo

Educator

Tina Bullock

Tina Bullock

Educator

Jessica Shartouny

Jessica Shartouny

Educator

Tess Yaney

Tess Yaney

Educator

Thomas Geaslen

Thomas Geaslen

Educator

Phoebe Offenberg

Phoebe Offenberg

Educator

Sami Netherton

Sami Netherton

Educator

Michael Goldman

Michael Goldman

Educator

Jeffrey Weiss

Jeffrey Weiss

Field Educator

Julio Winhold

Julio Winhold

Special Educator

Mireille Lofquist

Mireille Lofquist

Lizard Transportation Specialist