Whitney joined The Woods after several years of teaching and conducting research in the fields of conservation. She holds a Ph.D. in Environmental and Natural Resource Policy from SUNY-ESF. Growing up in Western New York, Whitney was an early explorer of all things outdoors and over the years has continued to connect with the environment through her work as a science educator, camp counselor, and naturalist. A firm believer in the “hands-on, minds-on” model of connecting people to nature, she is excited to workwith the Baltimore Woods community to promote the true power of place right here at home in Central New York. Whitney is an avid volleyball player, hiker, and traveler and looks forward to meeting you at The Woods!
Tom Meier, Camp Director
Tom graduated from SUNY-ESF in 2001 with a BS in Environmental Forest Biology and Forest Resources Management. He has been a counselor, naturalist, and director at various Boy Scout and Environmental Education camps for the past 20 years. Tom has many hobbies and skills, chief among them are playing banjo, guitar and mandolin, nature photography, and fly fishing. He spent his childhood playing in the woods, fishing in farm ponds, skipping rocks, building forts, camping, backpacking, and forming a deep connection to the natural world. As Camp Director at Baltimore Woods since 2007, he has been passionate about providing those same opportunities for hundreds of local children as they play and discover and build their own nature connections.
David DuBois, Land Steward
David graduated from SUNY-Binghamton in 2016 with a BS in Biochemistry. Since then he has been working on trails and wildlife out west. He has cleared trails in the wilderness of Idaho, tracked desert pronghorn in Mexico, chased woodpeckers around a fire scar in Oregon, and monitored declining birds in Montana. As land steward David is excited to keep the trails of Baltimore Woods usable and beautiful and the ecological processes of the preserve healthy and functioning. When not at Baltimore Woods he’s probably birding, botanizing, or hiking somewhere else in Central New York.
Katie Robideau, School Programs Manager
Katie graduated from SUNY-ESF in 2019 with a B.A. in Natural Resources Management and concentration in Recreation Resource and Protected Area Management. Growing up in Niagara Falls, New York, she quickly gained an appreciation for the natural world which enabled her to explore opportunities in environmental education and stewardship. As School Programs Manager, Katie is looking forward to connecting children with hands-on science learning through the Nature in the City Program and field trips at Baltimore Woods! Katie loves nature photography, making jewelry, ceramics, hiking, and spending time with her two dogs.
Anna Stunkel, Environmental Educator
Anna graduated from College of the Atlantic in 2013 with a B.A. in Human Ecology and concentration in Wildlife Biology. She grew up in eastern Massachusetts and spent her childhood exploring out in nature. Anna is so excited to help inspire wonder, joy, and stewardship of the natural world for all ages through the diverse programs here at Baltimore Woods. She has worked as an ornithologist and environmental educator in a variety of places around the country, including two seasons as a raptor biologist at nearby Derby Hill Bird Observatory. She can’t wait to get to know more folks in the Central New York community! Anna loves birding, hiking, horseback riding, traveling, and drawing colored pencil wildlife art.
Bridget Jones, Environmental Educator
Bridget holds an M.S. in Environmental Studies from SUNY-ESF and a B.A. in English from Dickinson College. After graduating college in 2017, Bridget worked as a nature educator in her home state of New Jersey, where she discovered a passion for teaching. Bridget traces her love of nature back to exploring parks and trails with her family as a child,and as an Environmental Educator, she is excited to help people of all ages connect with each other and with the natural spaces of Baltimore Woods. Outside of work, Bridget can be found birdwatching, hiking, drawing, and reading books from her favorite genre, science fiction.
Elizabeth Suzedell, Environmental Educator
Lizzy joined Baltimore Woods as an Environmental Educator in 2022, after teaching high school science in Auburn. She grew up in Eastern Massachusetts, where she worked as a Weather Observer and Educator at the Blue Hill Meteorological Observatory. Lizzy discovered her love for nature and weather when she was young, spending her time outside all day exploring and watching the clouds. She went on to receive her B.S. in Meteorology from SUNY Oswego in 2021. Lizzy hopes to continue to share her passion for observing and exploring our natural world with all visitors at Baltimore Woods. Outside of The Woods, Lizzy can be found running, hiking, playing the piano, playing ice hockey, or spending time with friends and family.
Sunny Guyette, Environmental Educator
Sunny joined the Baltimore Woods team in 2022 after graduating from SUNY-ESF with a B.S. in Environmental Studies and a concentration in Communication and Indigenous Studies. Her appreciation for nature and her passion for helping improve the relationship between humans and the rest of nature can be accredited to her father and grandmother for showing her how and why humans must take care of the Earth. Sunny is a strong believer in alternative learning and strives to engage children and adults with their non-human environment. She hopes to make a positive impact on the community throughout her time working at Baltimore woods. Outside of work, Sunny can be found cooking, hiking, spending time with family and friends, and traveling.
Caitlyn Brooks, Marketing Coordinator
Caitlyn, a Rochester, New York native, moved to the Central New York area in 2019. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Strategic Communications and Digital Media from St. Bonaventure University. When she’s not at The Woods, Caitlyn enjoys cooking, crafting, knitting, reading, and spending time with her husband and two rescue dogs.
Sue Jones, Office Manager
Office Manager for Baltimore Woods since 2011, Sue Jones enjoys welcoming visitors to The Woods, both young and old, and working with our many wonderful volunteers. When she is not at The Woods, Sue enjoys walking her dog, kayaking, working in her garden, and spending time with her grandchildren. A graduate of Wells College, Sue serves on the Tree Committee for the Village of Skaneateles and is a big fan of farmers markets.