Meet the staff of Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center.

Meghan Sittler - Director

Meghan joins the Audubon team with a strong background in natural resource conservation and collaboration. Her professional experience includes eight years as the Coordinator of the Lower Platte River Corridor Alliance, a stakeholder-driven partnership aimed at protecting the unique and critical resources of the Lower Platte River. Most recently with UNL Extension, she served as the Domestic Water/Wastewater Management Educator where she helped to facilitate and coordinate a statewide partnership focused on the protection of Nebraska’s water resources.

Meghan also has close personal connections to Spring Creek Prairie and our conservation mission. She grew up in Martell and attended Crete public schools. Her parents, Lyle and Alice, farmed land near Spring Creek Prairie; her sister and brother-in-law now farm there. Before his passing, Lyle was a member of Spring Creek Prairie’s stewardship advisory board. Lyle and Alice were keen proponents of conservation and have been recognized with many awards and accolades over the years for their conservation ethic.

Jason "the Birdnerd" St. Sauver - Senior Manager, Education

Jason became Spring Creek Prairie's education director in April 2015. He worked for the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service for many years in both the biological and environmental education fields, and most recently was the Education Manager and interim Center Director at the Mitchell Lake Audubon Center in San Antonio, Texas where he worked with people of all ages to share his love of nature.

Kevin Poague - Operations Manager

Kevin has been the operations manager for Spring Creek Prairie since 1998. He has worked as a biologist and educator for the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission and Lincoln Parks and Recreation.

He assists with education programs and helps conduct prairie bird surveys during breeding season.

Ed Hubbs - Habitat and Private Lands Manager

Ed joined the staff in fall of 2015. He is a graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a B.S. in Fisheries and Wildlife emphasizing habitat management, and a minor in grassland ecology and management. Previously Ed worked in the Wildlife Division on public lands in eastern Nebraska for the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission.

Ed oversees the planning and execution of on-site habitat management, and works with local landowners and resource professionals to promote conservation minded land stewardship in the region.

Dylan Owen - Senior Coordinator, Habitat Management

A New York State native, Dylan is also a UNL alumni who has been working in the field of natural resource management for four years. He previously worked for the Conservation Corps of Minnesota and Iowa performing invasive species control and Eastern red cedar management throughout the Loess Hills of Iowa; the Nebraska Game & Parks Commission in the horticulture department performing hazard tree and resource management throughout the state in state parks; and the Lefthand Fire Protection District in Boulder, CO, performing large scale and homeowner fire prevention/mitigation projects as well as wildland fire response. As a conservationist and fire practitioner, Dylan administers the determined management plans for the on-site habitat management under Ed Hubbs.

Brady Karg - Education Coordinator

Brady recently graduated with a MEd in Environmental Education and a MS in Parks and Resource Management. He previously worked as an outdoor educator and avian outreach technician, banding birds for research and leading programs. Brady also does wildlife photography and enjoys creating nature-themed oil paintings.

Amy Plettner - Caretaker

Amy has been with Spring Creek Prairie for nine years as caretaker and outdoor educator. Her poetry has been published in a variety of anthologies and journals, most recently The Sow’s Ear, burntdistrict, Rattle, Prairie Wind, and The Untidy Season.

Megan Petsch - Educator

Megan was our first Marian Langan intern in 2019, working alongside Jason and Andrea Bornemeier running the education programs. She studied at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, graduating with bachelors in environmental studies and a minor in environmental education. After the internship, she worked as a teacher at Dimensions Education programs, who partners with Nature Explorers. She is excited to be back as our seasonal educator this year. Megan loves working with kids and getting them excited about nature.

Davis Parry - Seasonal Habitat Technician

David Saling - Seasonal Educator

Matt Harvey - Project Assistant

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