President: Pete McKone

President-Elect: Linda Christie

Past-President: Lynda Gearheart

Treasurer: William O. Rodgers

Secretary: Dr. Ellen Browning

Board Emeritus:

Marty Leonard


George Bristol

Christie Eckler

Greg Fitzgerald

Michael Fouraker

Joanna Gant

Joe Gearheart

Cassie King

Kristy Odom

Bob O’Kennon

Vernon Rew

Mary Margaret Richter

Lydia SaldaƱa

Robin Sanders

Chris Smith

Laura Wood

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!