Return of the Snakes Biographies

Jenny Richards, Naturalist at Shawnee State Park

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Jenny grew up on the edge of Shawnee Forest exploring the outdoors with her family. She obtained her BS in Geography from Ohio University, traveled and worked abroad and returned home to land her dream job as a state park naturalist in the very forest she was raised. She loves sharing her passion for the great outdoors with everyone she meets.




Erin Cashion, Curator of Natural History, Ohio History Connection

Erin received an M.S. in Fisheries and Wildlife Science from The Ohio State University and currently works as a Curator of Natural History at the Ohio History Center in Columbus. Although she formally studied birds, Erin is a strong reptile and amphibian advocate and is dedicated to inspiring curiosity and appreciation for these underappreciated and often maligned animals.