Cochran Mill
Nature Center
Meet the Staff

Terri Clark, Executive Director

Terri worked for the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens for 23 years, a nonprofit organization
dedicated to the conservation and education of wildlife and the natural world. Terri wrote a variety of primary
and secondary school based STEM curriculums for the 180,000 school students that visited the Zoo annually,
as well as taught “World Population” classes at Stetson University and the University of Central Florida.
In her role as the Zoo’s public relations spokesperson, Terri frequently spoke to community groups and
organizations about the Zoo and its 400+ animals. She is a Master Naturalist, a Certified Interpretive Guide,
and a Facilitator for Project Wild and Project Wet through the Council for Environmental Education.
Since relocating to Georgia in 2015, she has been teaching World Population classes at Kennesaw
State University. She is also an active Docent at Zoo Atlanta interpreting for the pandas. And in February 2016,
she presented a workshop at the Georgia Science Teachers Association Conference. Terri assumed the
Executive Director position with the Nature Center in August 2016.


Norma Lewis, Naturalist

Norma is a 30-year veteran of environmental education. Her first job
was at the Cincinnati Museum of Natural History where she developed
a love of bats. From there, she went to the Toledo Zoo followed by
the Birmingham Zoo and then Iotla Elementary School in Franklin, NC.
Her degrees are from the University of Cincinnati and the University
of Toledo. 

Kristy Smith, Education Coordinator

Kristy holds a Bachelors of Animal Science and is the owner
(with her husband) of Worth It Farms. She oversees the conservation
and breeding program for multiple species including endangered and
threatened livestock breeds. She has built relationships with local teachers
and home schoolers while giving tours of the farm. She was active with
the Birmingham Zoo and the McDowell Environmental Center where she
taught a variety of environmental education programs.



Beth Harbin, Assistant Naturalist

Beth joined the Nature Center staff in 2010 as the Assistant Naturalist.
Her daily duties include the care and feeding of the 75+ animals
in the Nature Center collection. In additional, she is a primary
keeper for the many rehab animals brought into the Nature Center daily.
She also assist teaching programs and summer camps. Beth attended
Georgia State University. 


Bobbie Laminack, Finance Manager

Bobbie worked for many years in the telecommunication field for BellSouth
and AT&T. She began volunteering at CMNC in 2002 after retiring from BellSouth
as a Staff Manager.  She joined the CMNC staff under a Forestry Grant in 2003
and became the Education Coordinator in 2004. Bobbie  gave up her Education Coordinator
position in 2005 but continued her volunteer work. She returned again in 2012 as
the Executive Director. She officially retired from the Executive Director position in 2016
and took a long bike trip across country. She has now re-joined the staff part time as
Finance Manager.

Charlotte Murphy, CIG, Interpretive Naturalist

Charlotte has been a Teacher in the school system since 1990. She taught
Science and Social Studies to Middle School grades throughout Georgia. She
has a Masters in Education from Valdosta State University. After retiring in the
summer of 2016, she joined the CMNC as a volunteer helping to teach programs
and updating our program materials with the Georgia State Standards. She joined
the CMNC staff as the Interpretive Naturalist in 2017 teaching and developing
programs, creating teacher resource guides, and teaching our Junior Naturalist
summer camp.


Hope Lloyd, Weekend Coordinator

Hope is a student at Georgia Military College in Fairburn. Her love for
animals and wildlife of all kinds brought her to the Nature Center as a
volunteer. As a volunteer she helped our Naturalist with the daily husbandry
of the animals. Hope joined the staff in 2017 helping our Assistant Naturalist
on Saturday's with husbandry, our visitors, birthday parties, programs, and 
feeding the rehab animals. 



 Cochran Mill Nature Center

6300 Cochran Mill Road    Chattahoochee Hills, GA 30268  

Phone: (770)306-0914      Email: