Fenner Nature Center Staff

Liz Roxberry

Executive Director

Liz Roxberry is an experienced non-profit manager with a history of successful leadership in the fields of conservation, education, and natural resource relations. She obtained her degree from Central Michigan University and is passionate about creating connections between the next generation of stewards and the land they will inherit. Prior to her position at Fenner Nature Center, Liz was director of the Cedar Lake Outdoor Center for Michigan United Conservation Clubs and the statewide youth education coordinator for Michigan Pheasants Forever. She has served on numerous Boards and was a chairperson for the Gateway Initiative. When not at Fenner Nature Center, Liz can be found hiking, kayaking, and snowshoeing.

Jenny Mensch

Program Manager & Volunteer Coordinator

Jenny earned her Master's in Science in Environmental Education at Southern Oregon University in 2012 and Bachelor's of Science degree in Conservation and Environmental Science at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Raised in northern Illinois, Jenny's passion for the environment developed through years of trips to the scenic Wolf River in Wisconsin. Jenny is thrilled to share her passion for nature with the greater Lansing community.

Abby Feder

Staff Naturalist

Abby is a doctoral graduate student at Central Michigan University. She is currently studying clinical psychology. In her free time, Abby has a passion for working with children and adolescents, playing with her pet bearded dragon, Flint and her cat, Raji. Her favorite outdoor sports include soccer, beach volleyball, doing spontaneous handstands and running. She also enjoys climbing trees, hiking, camping and backpacking. 

Adam Haviland

Staff Naturalist

Laura Rogers

Staff Naturalist

Hi!  I’m Laura Rogers, and I’ve been a naturalist for about 17 years (and have been playing with wild critters for even longer!).  I earned my master's degree at Michigan State and began my illustrious career with the Huron-Clinton Metroparks, in the Detroit area.  I lived in central Virginia for about 15 years, where I worked with some amazing animals (and people!) at a city-operated nature center.  About 3 years ago I returned to my native land & home, where I reside with my husband Norm, giant black cat Sammy and corn snake Oliver. I'm very excited to work here at Fenner Nature Center!

Stephen Vrla

Staff Naturalist &
YLP Coordinator

Stephen is a doctoral student at Michigan State University, where he's earning a Dual PhD in Sociology and Teacher Education with Specializations in Animal Studies and Environmental Science & Policy. Before starting at MSU, he worked as an environmental science teacher at a school in Texas and as a field instructor at a wilderness therapy program in Utah. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, backpacking, practicing his bushcraft skills, and playing with his dog, Hermes.

Adrienne Adamczyk
Staff Naturalist

Adrienne earned a Bachelor's in Science in Fisheries and Wildlife at Michigan State University with a concentration in Wildlife Biology. She has an affinity for working with children and connecting them with nature. In her free time she enjoys hiking, running, reading, doing pilates, and watching movies. 

Greg Scovill
Staff Naturalist

Greg is a senior at Michigan State University, majoring in Fisheries & Wildlife with a concentration in Conservation Biology. In his free time he enjoys camping, gardening, game nights, and finding any excuse to get outdoors. As a Lansing native, Greg has enjoyed frequent visits to the nature center over the years and is excited to be a part of the Fenner team.

Alexa Walkowicz
Development & Events


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Fenner Nature Center

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