LOGAN – Kendra Penry, an experienced nonprofit professional from Houston, Texas, recently took over as executive director of the Stokes Nature Center located at the mouth of Logan Canyon.
She is already up to speed on the center’s history.
”The Allen and Alice Stokes Nature Center was founded in 1997 and it’s mission up to today is to provide nature education and outdoor exploration opportunities for people of all ages,” Penry explained. “We truly believe that if people can get out in nature and experience in all the myriad ways that you can experience it, that we will be better stewards of it.”
She said she is ready for her new responsibilities.
”Everything from fundraising to (Human Resources) to whatever really needs to be done,” she said. “Right now I’m working on getting a really solid strategic plan in place for the organization so that we have some strong guidance and visions about where we want to be over the next three to five years.”
Emily Blake served as interim director of the center.
The Stokes Nature Center is the official educational permittee of the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache-National Forest and the USDA-designated Logan Canyon Children’s Forest.