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GHF Board Members

Sara Abeita, Lawrence

Helen Alexander, Lawrence

Reb Bryant, Lawrence

Mike Campbell, Eudora, Secretary

Kathy Denning, Lenexa

Steve Holcomb, Olathe, Treasurer

Sue Holcomb, Olathe, President

Mary Kowalski, Kansas City

John Leahy, Iola

Roxie McGee, Lawrence, Vice-President

Andrea Repinsky, Lawrence

Orley "Chip" Taylor, Berryton

Megan Withiam, Lawrence
William Jensen, Emporia
Daphne Mayes, Emporia

Past Board Members

Thank you for your service to tallgrass prairie conservation! 

Ted Abel

Angie Babbit

Amy Carlson

Glen Fell

Craig Freeman

Brad Guess

Ruth Ann Guess

Tom Hammer

Jeff Hansen

Doug Martin

Courtney Masterson

Frank Norman

Rex Powell

Randy Rasa

Ann Simpson

Gary Tegtmeier

Carol Williamson

GHF Staff


Nicole Stanton-Wilson

Program Director and Preserve Manager

Nicole was first bitten by the “prairie bug” while collecting prairie seed on remnant and restored prairies as a Missouri Master Naturalist volunteer.  Sunsets on the late summer prairie were so infectious that she changed career paths and returned to school to pursue a career in grassland ecology.  After completing her M.S. in Biology at K-State, she continued to conduct ecological sampling on Konza Prairie and the KU Field Station as a botanist for the National Ecological Observatory Network.  She has since managed and taught undergraduate biology lab courses at UMKC, where she exposed every student she could to the wonder of plants & prairies.  Nicole is beyond thrilled to bring her career full-circle by returning to the nonprofit field, and is excited to cultivate experiences that bring joy and inspire awe of the prairie.  When she has two free hands, she can be found gardening (i.e. weeding!) or baking, but is most frequently found wrangling her toddling son with her husband by her side. 

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