Lisa Orr
Executive Director

Lisa joined MEE in June 2018 after working 8 years as Frederick County’s Sustainability Program Coordinator and 10 years as Executive Director of Volunteer Frederick. Her passions include energy conservation, renewable energy, regenerative agriculture, and sustainable living. She’s excited about helping MEE increase its resources for educating youth and others about the importance of protecting the natural resources upon which we all depend. Lisa completed a graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Case western Reserve University and has a Masters in Geology from the University of Texas at Austin. Her husband would say her hobby is working, but her pets make sure she enjoys morning yoga and hikes on the Appalachian Trail.

Shannon Richardson
Director of Outdoor and Environmental Education

Shannon comes to us from the classroom. She knew in 7th grade she wanted to teach and found the perfect classroom, outside. She taught Middle School prior to taking over Mountainside's outdoor and environmental education programming.  The greatest perk of her job is the variety of programming and audiences she is able to serve from one day to the next. She loves reconnecting individuals with nature and each other through environmental ed and ropes. She graduated with a Bachelor's degree from Towson University and can be found out on the property with her English Bulldog, Dozer. 

Mallory Mlynarek
Environmental Educator

Mallory has been teaching outdoor and environmental education since 2016. She earned her degree in Environmental Science from Winona State University and has always been fascinated by the natural world. She finds joy in teaching children and adults about the importance of environmental conservation and respect for all species. When she is not working, she enjoys yoga, jewelry-making, reading a good book, and taking trips to the ocean. 

Nick Miller

Nick has worked with MEE since 2015. He brings nearly a decade of experience in agriculture. Nick grows and teaches on Mountainside's two-acre sustainable farm. He enjoys introducing children and adults alike to the joys of growing and eating fresh fruits and vegetables and building a connection to the food we eat and the soil that produces it. He graduated with a Bachelor's in Asian Studies from St. Mary's College of Maryland and is currently pursuing his Master's in Agronomy. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his dog Buster.