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Who We Are

Who We Are

The Dahlem Center – also known as Jackson’s Nature Place – is a small nature center nonprofit in southern Jackson, MI. We have 300 acres of land with over 5 miles of trails open everyday from dawn to dusk.

We are made up of:

  • 5 staff
  • 12 board members
  • countless members, volunteers, donors, and community members

Staff

  • Ben Dandrow (Executive Director)
    • bdandrow@dahlemcenter.org
  • Denise Bigham (Office Coordinator)
    • dbigham@dahlemcenter.org
  • Carrie Benham (Naturalist Educator, Little Acorns Teacher Assistant)
    • cbenham@dahlemcenter.org
  • Jeanine Hoffman (Little Acorns Lead Teacher, Preschool Director)
    • jhoffman@dahlemcenter.org
  • Jeff Smith (Maintenance)

Board of Directors

 

  • Tom Davey (President)
  • Becky Mehall (Secretary)
  • Justin Phelps (Treasurer)
  • John Bacon (Past President)
  • Samuel Barnes (Jackson College Representative)
  • Bob Basore
  • Sarah Green
  • Patricia Huebner
  • Aaron Laidler
  • Ryan Phillips
  • Emily Taylor
  • Beckie Shotwell
  • Myrna Berlet-Dutcher (Emeritus)