Wildcat Glades Conservation & Audubon Center
About Us

Meet The Staff

Our greatest resource is our experienced and friendly staff. OUR MISSION: We Guide Learning. Live What We Teach. Nurture Respect For Nature and Thrive Outdoors.
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About Us

Meet The Staff

Our greatest resource is our experienced and friendly staff. OUR MISSION: We Guide Learning. Live What We Teach. Nurture Respect For Nature and Thrive Outdoors.

Chris Pistole, Education Director

Chris, originally from Pittsburg, KS graduated with his B.S. and M.S. degrees in biology from Pittsburg State University. After graduating he worked as the program director at NatureReach, a nature education outreach program in Pittsburg. During that time he coordinated Raptor Reach, a rehabilitation program for sick, injured and orphaned birds of prey. At the same time, he worked for the Southeast Kansas Education Service Center (Greenbush) with the Abernathy Science Education Center. Most recently he worked as a park naturalist with the Johnson Co. (Kansas) Park and Recreation District at the Ernie Miller Nature Center in Olathe, KS In Chris' free time you may find him bird feeding, hiking, camping, scuba diving, photographing nature, gardening or mountain biking.

Ken Middick, Buildings and Grounds Caretaker, Master Naturalist

Ken has been an Audubon Center Volunteer since 2007 before joining the team in 2011.  He has volunteered on projects for the Neosho Fish Hatchery and special events for Children’s Miracle Network.  He is a member of Leawood Village Church of Christ where he serves as Teacher and Music Instructor.  Ken has taught CROAK (Creeks, Rivers, Oceans, And Kids) summer school classes for several years and has been a Master Naturalist since 2010.


 

Robin Standridge, Development and Volunteer Coordinator                                    

Robin has worked with youth and adult volunteers with not for profit agencies in Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma for the past 17 years.  She worked as Director of Volunteer Services for Ozark Area Girl Scouts and served in the United States Army at Ft. Polk, Louisiana.  Most recently Robin worked as the Drug and Violence Prevention Director for the Alliance of Southwest Missouri.  Robin is a successful grant writer and enjoys helping her community grow through collaboration and partnerships.