About the Board
The Board of Trustrees of Friends of the Ravines meets at 7PM in Room 100 of the Northwood High Building on the 4th Wednesday of every month EXCEPT July, November, and December. The Northwood High Building is located at 2231 North High Street.
Meet the Board
CHAIR OF THE BOARD
Carrie Morrow is the Assistant Resource Manager at Metro Parks, working on many projects including project management in habitat restoration, biotic surveying and progressing implementation of GIS data systems into the resource management program. She received her Bachelor of Science degree specializing in Wildlife Management from the Ohio State University. While attending college, Carrie held internships with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR,) Division of Wildlife and the Columbus and Franklin County Metro Parks, Resource Management section, which helped focus her career in wildlife management. Carrie has also worked for ODNR, Division of Natural Areas and Preserves, assisting with studies of Ohio’s rare and endangered plant species and communities, and coordinating invasive plant education throughout the state. Past Board positions include Vice President of the Ohio Invasive Plants Council. She lives with her husband and two children in Grove City.
VICE-CHAIR OF THE BOARD
Sherrill Massey has an MFA in drawing and printmaking. Her drawings and prints have been exhibited regionally, nationally, and internationally. She has served as a trustee on numerous boards including The Italian Village Society, North Market Development Authority, Godman Guild Association, and Friends of the Columbus Metropolitan Library. She is a volunteer photographer and archivist for the OSU Chadwick Arboretum and Learning Gardens. She has been a resident of Columbus since 1974 and lives in Italian Village.
EXECUTIVE OPERATIONS DIRECTOR
Martha Harter Buckalew is co-founder of Friends of the Ravines and has been active with the organization since its inception. She served on the original advisory board, has been involved in the Glen Echo restoration since it began, and has contributed articles to Ravinia. She is a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music and has held numerous district and state offices in the Ohio Music Teachers Association.
Maureen Lorenz, a registered landscape architect, was the Columbus Recreation & Parks Department’s Strategic Planner, Acquisitions and Property Manager, and GIS Coordinator who oversaw the Department’s Nature Preserves; she also served as the Department’s Liaison to Columbus’ Natural Areas from 2007 – until her retirement in 2012. Currently she serves on the Mayor’s Green Team and chairs the Green Space Working Group which oversees the city’s Urban Tree Canopy Assessment Project. This year she coordinated the installation of a vernal pool in The Glen Echo Ravine/Park which was funded by a grant to FOR from the Garden Clubs of America.
MEMBERS AT LARGE
Alice Waldhauer is a geologist and environmental consultant with a keen interest in preserving natural settings within the urban environment. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in physical sciences from the Ohio State University and has been involved with environmental remediation and water-quality assessment at industrial facilities for more than twenty years. Her hobbies include hiking and biking in Central Ohio parks, gardening, wildflower observation, and birdwatching. She has lived in Clintonville between Glen Echo and Walhalla Ravines for more than fifteen years. In the past, Alice has volunteered for other Central Ohio organizations including the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, the Soil Conservation Service (now the Franklin Soil and Water Conservation District,) SWACO Hazardous Household Waste Collection Events, and the American Institute of Professional Geologists.
Amanda Page grew up in the hills of southern Ohio. When she moved to central Ohio, the flatness greatly affected her. She sought out every opportunity to spend time in local ravines as a way to stay connected to the landscape of her youth. She is extremely grateful to have ravines available to visit, and is devoted to their upkeep and protection. She updates the Friends of the Ravines website and writes articles for Ravinia, the Friends of the Ravines newsletter. In her professional life, she teaches humanities courses and writes for magazines.
Salle Cleveland is the co-founder, with Martha Harter Buckalew, of Friends of the Ravines. She is the former editor of Ravinia, and currently an Honorary Member of the Board of Trustees, all of whom are grateful to Salle for her vision and her commitment. She lives in Delaware, Ohio.
Jack Cooley is an Honorary Board Member, Emeritus. He is Dean of Arts and Sciences at Columbus State Community College, where foreign policy is his academic field. He is a member of two City of Columbus Commissions: Development and Transportation. He has been a member of various civic organizations and has lived in Clintonville for twenty-three years.
GLEN ECHO PARK LIASON
Chris O’Leary has served as the project director of the Glen Echo Slope Restoration and Stabilization since 2000. He has coordinated volunteer work crews, donations from the city, purchase of supplies, the Civilian Conservation Corps and volunteer planting crews. Since 2006, Chris has been the coordinator for the annual Earth Day cleanups, invasive plant removal, and native plant replacement in Glen Echo Park. Professionally, Chris is a freelance illustrator.