Aimee Arent is the Executive Director of Friends of Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge. Her love for connecting people with the outdoors started young and after receiving her Bachelor's degree in Environmental Science and a Certificate in Nonprofit Management she has gained experience working at the federal, state, and local levels. Aimee has been serving the refuge in various capacities since 2011 from volunteer to federal employee to Friends board member. Now as one of two Friends staff members, she is proud to spread awareness and secure the future of the refuge every day. As a seventh generation Northwest Ohioan, she is devoted to the Great Lakes and focused on preserving natural areas for future generations. Aimee also serves as Secretary on the Board of Directors for the Coalition of Refuge Friends and Advocates, a group dedicated to connecting National Wildlife Refuge Friends groups nationwide. She can be often found along Lake Erie’s coastline hiking, kayaking, biking, and beach combing with husband Greg and rescue dog Buck.
Aimee can be reached at 419-707-7756 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Julia Hinca, Nature Store Manager
Julia Hinca grew up on the shores of Lake Erie in Western New York. It didn’t take long after moving to Northwest Ohio to realize what a true treasure this area is. She is thrilled to be a part of the Friends group’s efforts to preserve it. Working in public service and volunteering at the refuge has led her to this position. Julia’s goal is to provide unique items in the Rookery Nature Store that showcase the distinct beauty of the refuge. She shares her love of nature with her husband and three children who enjoy amateur bird watching, fishing and camping together.
Julia can be reached at 419-960-5222 or email@example.com.
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