Ashley Hoffman has served as the Executive Director of the Kentucky Association for Environmental Education since 2010. She holds a B.S. degree in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation from the University of Florida and a Masters in Nonprofit Administration from North Park University School of Business and Nonprofit Administration. She also currently serves as the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) Affiliate Network Chair, as a member of the NAAEE Advisory Council and as the Executive Director of the Southeastern Environmental Education Alliance (SEEA). The Affiliate Network represents the state, provincial and regional environmental education organizations of NAAEE. The SEEA is a collaboration of environmental education organizations in the eight southeast states (AL, FL, GA, KY, MS, NC, SC, and TN). Ashley is a Certified Professional Environmental Educator and a certified member of the NAAEE Guidelines Trainers Bureau. In her free time, she enjoys traveling to new places and enjoying time in the outdoors with her family.
Brittany has served for the Kentucky Association for Environmental Education since 2016. Prior to working with KAEE, she was a formal educator, teaching sixth grade math and seventh grade science. She holds a B.S. degree in Middle Grades Education with a concentration in math and science. In May 2016 she earned a Masters degree in Middle Grades Education with a concentration in Environmental Education. Brittany earned her Environmental Education Endorsement through Eastern Kentucky University. She now serves as the state co-coordinator for Project WET, and as the state coordinator for the Leopold Education Project and Project WILD. In her free time, Brittany enjoys spending time with her husband and unbelievably cute toddlers, playing outside, and seeing live music.
Katherine joined KAEE in 2020 and is an experienced educator, program organizer, and exhibit designer. Prior to working with KAEE, Katherine was the Discovery Education Director at The Living Arts & Science Center in Lexington, for more than 14 years. She has particular interests in hands-on education and environmental literacy and is excited to serve as a support person for environmental education initiatives across the state. Katherine is passionate about helping people explore the outdoors, and in her free time enjoys doing the same with family and friends.
Abigail Stewart joined KAEE in the fall of 2020 through a unique partnership with the Kentucky Waterways Alliance (KWA) and the AmeriCorps Environmental Education Leadership Corps. She is currently pursuing her Bachelors in Sustainability at the University of Louisville. A Louisville native, Abigail has always been passionate about making the city more sustainable and its waterways cleaner. As an EELCorps member, she will educate coordinate programs with Project WET and educate people throughout Kentucky on current KWA events.
Rachel is a senior at the University of Kentucky pursuing a bachelor's in Environmental Science and Sustainability Studies with a minor in Community and Leadership Development. Upon graduation, she plans to pursue graduate school and eventually work in the realm of educational outreach, sustainability, community development, or anywhere else the world wants to take her. She has always had a passion for the environment, helping people, writing, and the creative arts. Some of her favorite things are camping, hiking, spending time with friends and family, and yoga.