Jeanette Henderson

Jeanette Henderson

Program Manager
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Jen Howell

Jen Howell

Land Manager
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Randall Van Dragt

Randall Van Dragt

Preserve Director
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Julie Wilbourn

Julie Wilbourn

Department Assistant
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Governing Board

The Ecosystem Preserve Governing Board meets periodically to coordinate and implement strategic initiatives. In addition to Calvin faculty and staff, members of the local community serve on the board. If you are interested in serving, please connect with us at preserve@calvin.edu.

Shelia DeVries, Associate Teacher at the Outdoor Discovery Center's Little Hawks Preschool
Keith Grasman, Biology Professor
Justin Heslinga, Stewardship Director of West Michigan Land Conservancy
Marge Hoogeboom, Board of Trustees at Calvin University
Arlene Hoogewerf, Academic Dean of the Provost Office
Ben Johnson, Preserve Steward and Calvin University student
Hyesook Kim, Music Professor
Andrea Le Roy, Special Assistant to the President at Calvin University
Darren Proppe, Biology Associate Professor and Board Chair
Jamie Skillen, Geology, Geography & Environmental Studies Associate Professor
Ralph Stearley, Geology, Geography & Environmental Studies Professor

Calvin student staff

Immersive learning is central to our mission. Calvin students develop professional skills in the fields of environmental education and land management in a real-world setting. Our student staff members major in a variety of subjects and bring a depth of educational experience and interests, and a passion for learning and sharing their ideas and knowledge to the preserve. Learn more about employment opportunities for Calvin students at the Calvin Ecosystem Preserve & Native Gardens.