Environment Erie

Staff

Amy Jo Smith

Executive Director
814-440-4900
ajsmith@environmenterie.org

Ms. Smith has a bachelor's degree from Penn State Behrend--the Erie College in biology. After college she worked for five years at the Erie County Conservation District. Most recently she worked for three years at the Economic Development Corporation of Erie County. Her background has given her a wide perspective on community development and management of non-profits. She is currently going to school for a Master's of Non-profit Administration. Other activities include being a board member of Freshwater Future and participating in community events.


Nate Millet

Nate Millet

Education Manager
814-440-3953
nmillet@environmenterie.org

Nate Millet joined the staff of Environment Erie as Environmental Education Manager. Nate graduated from Slippery Rock University with a Bachelor of Science in Parks and Resource Management with a focus on Park Law Enforcement. Nate interned at Presque Isle with the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Upon graduation, Nate worked as a Park Law Enforcement Ranger for the National Park Service at Cape Cod National Seashore in Eastham, MA. Upon returning to Erie, Nate discovered a passion for education while working for Iroquois School District as an educational Aide.

Nate’s main responsibility will be the Earth Action program designed to provide environmental education to local students and to challenge them to make a difference in the watershed by developing and implementing service learning projects in their schools and neighborhoods.
In addition to providing programs in schools, Nate will coordinate several Youth Training Days and teacher workshops throughout the year.


Angela Heher

Angela Heher

Administrative Manager
814-835-8069
aporfilio@environmenterie.org

Angela spent the last twenty five years working for a local nonprofit as a community educator, program manager and development director. She attended Gannon University and Mercyhurst College to study early childhood education and special education. She received a paralegal certificate from Penn State Behrend. Angela is active with several women's organizations, is a fair-weather golfer and enjoys walking, reading and watching movies. Angela brings her varied and extensive experience to Environment Erie to help with accounting, human resources and fund development.


Kaitlyn Vitale

Kaitlyn Vitale

Program Assistant
814-440-5992
kvitale@environmenterie.org

Kaitlyn received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from John Carroll University (Cleveland, OH) in May 2014. While in college, Kaitlyn studied Field Biology in Monteverde, Costa Rica during spring 2012. Kaitlyn was also part of the Gamma Phi Beta sorority, worked for the JCU recreation department and played intramural soccer and softball. Kaitlyn enjoys anything outdoors; she spends a lot of her time running, roller blading and biking on Presque Isle in the summer and skiing in the winter. Thus far, Kaitlyn's experiences have led her to acquire a passion for the overall importance of biodiversity and preserving our community's environment.

Kaitlyn’s main responsibilities are to coordinate the BeginANEW program at Environment Erie and will be working on many different restoration and revitalization projects throughout Erie County. She will also have a major influence with the PLEWA program and a vital part of our public workshops.