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 working on her farm and showing her inquisitive toddler the wonders of nature.
Jenny Mensch, Program Manager
Jenny received her Master’s in Science in Environmental Education at Southern Oregon University in 2012. Prior to that, she completed an undergraduate 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. When she is not working, Jenny enjoys running the Lansing River Trail, playing roller derby, and making things.
Alexa Seeger, Development & Events Manager
Alexa earned her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, with minors in Public Relations and Graphic Design, from Michigan State University in 2018. A Lansing native, she has loved Fenner Nature Center since she was a little girl, roaming its trails in her tiny pink windbreaker. She has worked at Fenner since 2016, first as an intern, then as the Development and Events Assistant, and now as the Development and Events Manager. When not at the nature center, Alexa is likely hiking, trail riding, traveling or working on her latest graphic design project.
Stephen Vrla, Youth Leadership Program 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.
Erin Oswald, Volunteer Coordinator