Amy Henricksen and Jill Shriver welcome the opportunity to meet with anyone interested in learning more about conserving land within a five-mile radius of Kenyon College. Partnerships are key to our work and we are fortunate to work with many community partners and students and staff at the College who are committed to protecting local farmland and natural resources. We also appreciate the opportunity to work closely with student interns who help spread the word about our mission and provide creative content for the conservancy's blog, A Knox County Almanac

Read more below about the staff and student interns.

Staff Members

Name Contact Department or Center Profile Image

Amy Henricksen

Director of Philander Chase Conservancy
steward, Kokosing Nature Preserve
Woollam House 108
Phone Number
(740) 427-5902

Jill Shriver

Student Intern Coordinator and Office Manager
Woollam House
Phone Number
(740) 427-5258

Philander Chase Conservancy Interns

Zachary Aronson-Paxton '25

Zachary is a junior and is majoring in biology and environmental studies. He is from Detroit and spends his time at Kenyon participating in environmental research, playing club sports and tutoring underclassmen. After graduating, Zachary intends to go to graduate school to continue his education in environmental science and eventually pursue a career researching climate change. Contact Zachary at

Clara Hales '26

Clara is a sophomore philosophy major from Evanston, Illinois. When she is not in class, she can often be found biking the Kokosing Gap Trail or at the Kenyon Farm. After Kenyon, she hopes to have adventures outdoors while continuing to learn about relationships between people and the land around them. Contact Clara at

Tommy Hillmer '25

Tommy is a junior majoring in environmental studies from Wellesley, Massachusetts. He enjoys performing in theatrical productions and with the Chamber Singers, running on the Kokosing Gap Trail and volunteering through the Archon Society. After Kenyon, he hopes to pursue a career either in conservation or environmental law. Contact Tommy at

Jordan Schisler '25

Jordan is an environmental studies major and a biology and English double minor. She is familiar with Knox County as her home away from the Hill is Mount Vernon. On campus, Jordan conducts environmental research and is involved with club sports and other eco-friendly organizations. After graduation, she hopes to pursue a career in environmental research. Contact Jordan at