Beth BrownBeth Brown

I am the Branching Out Education Assistant at Imago and have worked here since June of 2017, previously as a Summer Education Intern. My past experience as an elementary school teacher coupled with plenty of experience in the outdoor industry has led me to pursue a career in environmental education. I could not be happier to be working in the woods in the city that I love.


Chris ClementsChris Clements

Executive Director

I am the Executive Director of Imago and have worked with Imago since 1999 (although not always as ED). Through Imago I've learned the importance of not only teaching people, but connecting with people. Sharing stories, having laughs, hugging trees - these are the things that keep us fighting the good fight. I have two amazing kids, a cat, and a menacing dog. I live in the Enright Ridge Urban Eco-Village - feel free to stop by. Email


Natalie CortinoNatalie Cortino

Natalie is a Communications student at Xavier University from Louisville, Kentucky. She will focus on preparations for Imago’s Music in the Woods fundraiser as well as creating and distributing promotional materials via social media. 


Dave HillDave Hill

Staff Naturalist

I began working at Imago in the Fall of 2011 as a naturalist.  Before that I was an AmeriCorps intern with the Enright Ridge Urban Eco-village Farm Project from 2009 to 2011. I received my degree from the Ohio State University in Natural Resources where my major was Environmental Education, Communications, and Interpretation. I have also worked at farms in Cincinnati, Columbus, and Delaware, Ohio, in the fields of sustainable agriculture and environmental education. It is a blessing to be a part of the Imago community and to be working toward its mission.


Laurie NicholsLaurie Nichols

After working with Pleasant Ridge Montessori for the last two years as a district employee, I am excited to join the incredible team at Imago to continue to grow the outdoor education program. I have been working in nature education since I graduated college at the University of Cincinnati with a degree in biology. After working with the Cincinnati Nature Center and with Great Parks of Hamilton County, I am excited to take my love of nature to the school that I love.


Jim Schenk