Jenna Stiek

I am a Conservation Educator for Boone County and for the Boone County Nature School with the Missouri Department of Conservation.
My passion and love for nature led me to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Comprehensive Biology and Secondary Education from Concordia University Seward, NE and a Master of Science in Teaching of Biological Science from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. My career with the Missouri Department of Conservation began in 2012, in the fisheries division working with water quality and aquatic species in the fish hatchery system and the Stream Team Program where I gained valuable knowledge and experience.
I have a strong desire to educate people of all ages on the importance of our natural resources and the beneficial and proactive involvement they can take in their communities. I have a passion for working with educators, students, and citizens to learn about the many outdoor activities that people are able to utilize here in Missouri.
In my free time, I enjoy being outside, participating in any outdoor water activities, exercising, walking my dog, and spending time with family and friends.

Ragan Webb

Ragan Webb is the Elementary Science Coordinator for Columbia Public Schools. She has been in that role since 2018. She began her teaching career in 1998. Ragan strives to connect kids to their place through place-based education. 

  • University of Missouri, BS Ed in Elementary Education
  • University of Missouri, MEd  in Curriculum and Instruction
  • Science Teachers of Missouri’s Outstanding Elementary Science Teacher, 2011
  • Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2012
  • Certified NASP Archery Instructor
  • MDC Discover Nature Fishing Volunteer

Brian Flowers

Brian Flowers began his career with the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) in 2001 and currently serves as a Regional Supervisor of Education in the Central and Northeast Regions headquartered in Columbia. In his present role, Brian leads a dynamic team of 22 conservation educators, nature center managers, naturalists, administrative professionals, and community education assistants.  Missouri’s incredible fish, forest, and wildlife resources are the palette on which this team builds its educational programming.

Brian is a 1994 graduate of the University of Missouri – School of Natural Resources with a B.S. in Natural Resource Recreation Management and a 1995 graduate of the University of Missouri – Law Enforcement Training Institute. Brian and his wife JoAnne enjoy gardening and travel. Brian volunteers as a delivery driver for the Meals On Wheels program and as a living history interpreter for Missouri State Parks at Arrow Rock State Historic Site in his spare time.