Laurie Bachman, Executive Director
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Laurie’s favorite childhood memories are playing in the stream and woods near her suburban home, exploring the rocky shores of Maine, and hiking the Laurel Path in Eaglesmere. Pennsylvania. Her love of the outdoors partnered with a passion for education led her to Riverbend in 2005.
With a BS in Human Resources from the University of Delaware, her work with not-for-profits is a second career. At Riverbend she has loved the opportunity to lead an organization that is making the world a better place. She lived in Radnor for most of life, raising her adult son and daughter there, and recently relocated to Philadelphia where she enjoys regular visits to the Schuylkill River Trail and nearby parks.
Jeanne Angell, Property and Volunteer Manager
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A "nature girl" at heart, Jeanne's love of camping and gardening led her to Riverbend in 2010. As the Property and Volunteer Manager, she works with individual volunteers and a variety of volunteer groups to do much of the work needed to manage our 30-acre site.
Jeanne received her BA in Psychology from Earlham College and a master's degree in Social Service Management from Bryn Mawr College. Her career has focused on creating and managing programs in various educational settings. Originally from Buffalo, Jeanne now lives in Havertown with her husband and three sons and is heavily in involved in a number of civic groups, including serving on the Shade Tree Commission and coordinating the Tree Tenders Program.
Lisa Hancock, Director of Development
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Lisa joined Riverbend in 2015 as our Director of Development. Prior to this she served as Development Director of the Chester County Fund for Women and Girls. Her non-profit career in conservation and environmental education began with service on the Board of the Valley Forge Audubon Society followed by nine years directing membership and communications for Montgomery County Lands Trust, now merged with Natural Lands Trust. Growing up fishing the creeks, hiking the dunes and sailing the lakes of Michigan, led to her life-long love of the outdoors. This in turn drives her strong desire to raise the essential fundraising resources needed to steward and protect our natural world. With her two children now grown, she enjoys hiking, kayaking, travel and volunteering for local non-profit organizations.
Hadley Kunz, Camp Manager
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Camp and nature have always been a big part of Hadley’s life. She grew up in Narberth and cultivated a love of the outdoors while running around her neighborhood and spending long weekends exploring the Poconos.
Hadley spent her summers in the Pine Barrens of New Jersey at a sleepover camp first as a camper, then as a counselor. After graduating from West Virginia University with a degree in Journalism, she moved to Hawaii to pursue adventure. During her stay she worked at a year-round YMCA camp climbing from a Volunteer, to Program Instructor, and then as the School Programs Director where she supervised a staff of 10-20 and hosted over 100 schools annually. Some of her favorite memories in Hawaii were spent with campers in the botanic native nursery and aquaponics center. Recently she moved back to be closer to family and became a preschool teacher before joining Riverbend in the spring of 2016.
She is currently earning her Masters in Education with an emphasis on Child Development and looks forward to practicing what she learns each day while working with the children at Riverbend. Besides being outdoors, she also love books, Disney, her two cats, and searching Philadelphia for the best sushi!
Community Relations Manager
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Lisa first fell in love with nature while growing up among the pines of Medford Lakes, NJ. She has fond memories of camping, hiking and fishing with her father.
Those memories of nature led her to join the Riverbend team in 2011 as the Development and Communications Associate. She is thrilled to be a part of the Riverbend family where she can put her MS in Arts Administration and experience in the field of communications to work, along with her love for the outdoors. When Lisa is not at work she enjoys spending time camping, painting and traveling with her husband, daughter and dog.
Pete Stobie, Senior Manager of Education
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Pete spent his childhood camping, fishing and exploring the outdoors in the north woods of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. His passion for the outdoors was fueled by his growth in the Boy Scouts. His love of the outdoors led him to earn his Bachelor’s Degree in Outdoor Recreation at Northern Michigan University. Upon Graduation from NMU Pete kicked his career at the Kalamazoo Nature Center where he spent the next 19 years. Recognized as an award winning Environmental Educator Pete joined Riverbend in the spring of 2016.
Pete strives to make connections between our visitors and our natural resources. He hopes his, enthusiasm, passion, creativity and experience will continue to nurture Riverbend’s mission through his influence on the Education Department and the organization as a whole. Pete lives with his family in Blue Bell, PA where he volunteers with the Boy Scouts of America and is active with his church.