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Staff

Staff listing for the Iain Nicolson Audubon Center at Rowe Sanctuary

Bill Taddicken - Director

Bill leads and oversees all Rowe Sanctuary programs on the 2,400-acre Sanctuary and has worked extensively on conservation of the Platte River for Sandhill Cranes, Whooping Cranes, and other wildlife. Previous positions included Assistant Director and Director of Conservation. Bill has a B.S. in wildlife biology.

Soncey Kondrotis - Operations Manager

As Operations Manager, Soncey oversees day-to-day management 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 is responsible for the habitat and science programs on the sanctuary. He grew up in rural central Nebraska near Chapman. Cody has earned a B.S. in Biology and Environmental Studies. 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 - Conservation Program Associate

Amanda assists with the science and conservation programs at Rowe Sanctuary. She also coordinates Bird Friendly Communities efforts in central Nebraska. Amanda grew up in South Dakota and is a graduate from the University of South Dakota where she studied conservation biology and ornithology. Amanda spent three years studying the impacts of invasive plants on nesting success of birds in Missouri River riparian forests, and worked for the National Park Service and South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks. She is also a dedicated volunteer with Raptor Conservation Alliance.

Catherine Worley - Senior Coordinator, Center Operations

Catherine is the Senior Coordinator of Center Operations. Catherine grew up in Houston, Texas, and has a B.S. in Ecology and Evolution from Trinity University. She has experience in prairie restoration, vegetation, and pollinator monitoring from working with the Texas Conservation Corps and Monarch Joint Venture. 

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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