Team and Board

Marcy Crull
Executive Director

Marcy has over 20 years of leadership and nonprofit experience. Her passion for the Wayne County community, the planet, and education led her to CEC. Marcy has worked for several nonprofits locally, serving as the executive director for Junior Achievement and Girls Inc. of Wayne County. Marcy has led teams, developed, and executed fundraising strategies, supported board members, and designed and implemented strategic growth plans.

Brent Evans

Brent Evans
Facilities and Grounds Coordinator

Brent is the Facilities and Grounds Coordinator. He received his Associate’s Degree in Conservation Law from Vincennes University and his Bachelor’s Degree in General Science from Indiana University East. He has taken classes in forestry through Purdue Extension and is well-versed in the care and development of natural areas. Before becoming a year-round employee, Brent served as a summer intern. His knowledge of natural resources and equipment maintenance makes him an invaluable addition to the team. Brent lives in Centerville with his wife Courtney.

Board of Directors

Cope Environmental Center has an amazing volunteer Board of Directors! They work well with the staff and are passionate contributors to the community and the programs of CEC. All board members can be reached via email using the following address equation:


Cope Environmental Center’s Board of Directors meet on the 4th Tuesday of each month at 4:00 pm. If the meeting falls on or near a holiday, the meeting time and date might be rearranged to accommodate schedules.

Board Member Roster for 2022

  • Angela Burke – Dr. Angela Burke, DDS
  • Gail Connerley – Bethany Theological Seminary
  • Ed Cope, Ex-Officio – Retired, Cope Family Member
  • Marianne Cope – Retired, Cope Family Member
  • Eric Dimick Eastman – Green Filing, LLC.
  • Claudia Edwards Preble County Arts Association
  • Ted Gilman – Retired, National Audobon Society
  • Kim Goble – Retired Librarian
  • Ginger Gray – Ginger Gray Productions
  • Thomas Hill – Cardinal Greenways
  • Pam Merchanthouse – Retired, Friends Fellowship Community 

  • Marie Cope Nicholson – Retired, Cope Family Member

  • Kim Reid – Earlham College

  • John Robinson – Friends Fellowship Community

  • Tracie Robinson – Better Homes & Gardens Realty

  • Marcia Stiens Stiens Property Management

  • Jackie Vanderpool – Retired, Hill’s Pet Nutrition

Lifetime Trustees for 2022