President: Lynda Gearheart

Vice President: Catherine Mueller

Past President: Chris Smith

Treasurer: Pete McKone

Secretary: Kristy Odom



Tom Armstrong

George Bristol

Dr. Ellen Browning

Lon Burnam

Linda Christie

Wes Culwell

Greg Fitzgerald

Joe Gearheart

Cassie King

Marty Leonard

Sally McCoy

Bob O’Kennon

Katie Owens

William (Bill) Richerson

William O. Rodgers

Lydia Saldana

Gabe Sustaita


Executive Director

Haily Summerford, MBA



Spending time with people who love nature creates priceless experiences; sharing a mission with them generates exceptional satisfaction. Both are benefits of Friends membership. This award-winning organization is a strategic force in keeping the Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge an exciting and innovative place to visit in our fair city.

To preserve, protect, and conserve in perpetuity the Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge.

View a gallery of the photos our members have taken!