Dani and her family live in the country on a little hobby farm near Cairo with a diversity of animals ranging from the more normal: dogs, cats, goats and chickens, to the more unusual: an alpaca, chinchillas, guinea pigs and waterfowl. Besides taking care of animals, Dani also enjoys camping, hiking, kayaking and playing board or card games with her family and friends. Dani comes to us with 12 year of experience from the Hy-Vee Drugstore in Wapello.
Lana Artz-McComb was hired as a naturalist in March of 2016. She graduated from UNI with a degree in Earth Science: Natural History Interpretation and a Minor in Spanish. She completed her Masters Degree in Environmental Education and Interpretation through the University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point. Lana enjoys all of the usual outdoor activities like hiking, camping, paddling, and exploring new parks. She loves learning and particularly enjoys exploring subjects like archaeology and geology.
Sarah Martinez was hired as a full time naturalist in May of 2023 after working two summers with us as a summer intern. Sarah, a Fruitland native and Louisa-Muscatine High School graduate, completed her Bachelor's degree in Animal Ecology with a focus in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences from Iowa State University in May of 2023.
Noah Robb is a Morning Sun native. He attended Iowa State University and has a degree in Animal Ecology with a minor in Forestry. He enjoys hunting and fishing. Noah joined the team on May of 2021.
Natural Resources Technician
Jacob Ewart worked seasonally for Louisa County Conservation before joining the team as the Natural Resource Technician in July of 2022. Jacob Ewart is a graduate of Wapello High School after which he attended Iowa State University. Jacob received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Agronomy with a minor in Forestry.