INHF welcomes Carole Teator
INHF is excited to welcome Carole Teator as INHF's first Eastern Iowa Program Manager. Carole will oversee INHF projects and partnerships around Waterloo, Cedar Rapids, Iowa City and Davenport.
"I’m really excited to be the representative of INHF in Eastern Iowa because as a member, I really feel like there’s a lot of opportunity there to connect with people," Carole said.
Carole, originally from Woodbridge, New Jersey, was previously a program intern at INHF in 1996 when she was pursuing her masters degree in community and regional planning at Iowa State University. She has been a member ever since her internship.
Before Iowa State, Carole attended Northland College in Wisconsin. She also has a masters in English and taught for five years at Loras College in Dubuque.
"I helped students form an environmental club [at Loras] and I realized that my passion was work that betters the planet," Carole said. "I went back to school for my community and regional planning degree as sort of a backdoor into conservation."
After interning with INHF, Carole had an assistantship working on a land use plan revision in Linn County and then worked at Trees Forever.
"My commitment is to non-profit work and certainly anything that has to do with conservation. That’s what I really want to dedicate my life to," Carole said.
Carole has spent the last few weeks getting acquainted with the Des Moines office before beginning work at home in Cedar Rapids.
"I think INHF has just a fantastic reputation in the conservation community but also beyond that because of the integrity and the quality of the work that we do," Carole said. "I can’t wait to get out and talk to members and landowners that we work with, and to get out onto the land and be outside in nature with people."
To contact Carole or welcome her to the team, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 319-775-0737.