Elaine with Minerva ("Mini") the Cooper's Hawk
Deanna with Lucy, the Barred Owl
Deanna O'Brian, Office Manager
Joined us February 2011
As Office Manager, Deanna oversees the daily operations and keeps us in line! Deanna manages memberships, schedules birthday parties and private events, enrolls campers and collects health information, and is generally your best bet with any question you may have.
Ian and one of our Eastern Box Turtles
Ian McLaughlin, Naturalist and Educator
Joined us January 2006
Ian is resident naturalist and educator at Tanglewood. If you schedule an educational program, you're likely to benefit from Ian's years of experience with all animal groups and ecosystems! He is particularly great with school and Scouting groups. And if there's a mysterious animal track or sighting in your yard, Ian's your best bet for identification.
Jamie with Sully, the ball python (and her son Austin, our youngest volunteer)
Jamie Ziegler, Curator, Educator & Camp Co-Director
Joined us April 2018
Jamie is the curator, summer camp co-director, and an environmental educator at Tanglewood. As Curator, Jamie designs and updates our museum and exhibit halls, and manages our animals -- she oversees their health, enrichment, and the acquisition of new animals. As Camp Co-Director, Jamie hires and supervises our seasonal staff and ensures that all our campers have a safe, fun, educational and nature-based summer!
Maggie with Zeus, the bearded dragon
Maggie Groce, Educator and Camp Co-Director
Joined us December 2019
Maggie came to work at Tanglewood after a position at Sea World Orlando - she traded sting rays for owls! When she's not designing and curating STEAM and nature-based curriculum in the office, she's out in the field, traveling across five counties with animal ambassadors in tow. As Camp Co-Director, Maggie hires and supervises our seasonal staff and ensures that all our campers have a safe, fun, educational and nature-based summer!
As Community Relations Manager, Bridget coordinates volunteers, supervises interns, and handles the marketing and public relations strategies for Tanglewood. If you are interested in volunteering or applying for an internship, please email her! In a marketing capacity, Bridget is eager to reach new audiences and share the wonderful work that we do with your community. She is the current coordinator for weddings at Tanglewood.
Bob Kurcoba, Grounds and Maintenance Supervisor
Our Grounds and Maintenance Supervisor manages our two trail systems and hundreds of acres of property. If you have questions or concerns about our facility, or wish to get involved with trail maintenance -- this is the one to email!