Staff listing for the Iain Nicolson Audubon Center at Rowe Sanctuary

Soncey Kondrotis - Operations Manager

As Operations Manager, Soncey oversees day-to-day operations of the Center and Sanctuary. She grew up in Colorado and has lived in Nebraska for several years moving here from Virginia to be closer to family. Soncey has earned a B. A. in Business Administration.

Beka Yates - Education Manager

As Education Manager, Beka oversees all educational programming at the sanctuary. Such programs include school programs, summer camps, adult programs and monthly family programs. Beka received her Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences with emphasis on biology and public outreach from Illinois State University. She has hands on experience in informal educational as an education intern at Sugar Grove Nature Center near Bloomington, IL. and working in a variety of education focused positions at the Saint Louis Zoo, including Early Childhood Instructor and most recently an Education Instructor.

Cody Wagner - Conservation Program Manager

Cody coordinates the conservation programs on Rowe Sanctuary including habitat management activities, monitoring, and conservation planning/partnerships. He grew up in rural central Nebraska near Chapman. Cody earned a B.S. in Biology and Environmental Studies from Wayne State College in northeast Nebraska. He has previous experience from the Lower Elkhorn Natural Resource District, the US Fish and Wildlife Service refuge system, and the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission.

Amanda Hegg - Senior Conservation Associate

Amanda leads Rowe's Plants for Birds program and contributes to Rowe's conservation team through habitat management, monitoring, and conservation planning. Amanda grew up in South Dakota and is a graduate from the University of South Dakota where she studied sustainability and conservation biology. Amanda's previous experience includes studies of Missouri River bird communities and riverine ecology with the Missouri River Institute and National Park Service, and park management in the Black Hills of South Dakota with South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks. 

Anne Winkel -  Senior Coordinator, Outreach

Anne is the Senior Coordinator of Outreach for Rowe Sanctuary. She grew up on a farm close to Shickley, in south central Nebraska. Anne earned a B.A. in bible, religion and philosophy with a minor in women’s studies.

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