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.
Leigh has worked in the field of education for the past eleven years, first in higher education communications and later in international education at Centre College and the University of California, Davis. She holds a B.A. in English from Centre College and has professional experience in writing, communications, and marketing, as well as international education. She is currently completing Kentucky's Professional Environmental Educator Certification Course and is trained in Project WET, Project WILD, and Project Learning Tree.