Meet the Staff
Chuck Reid, Executive Director
Chuck came to Strawberry Hill after 10 years in local, county, and state government protecting open space and developing community recreational services and amenities. Prior to being appointed Director for Strawberry Hill, Chuck worked on developing Adams County’s Greenway and Open Space Plan and was employed in the PA Department of Natural Resources’ Community Partnership Division. In 2003, as Director for the Stroud Region Open Space and Recreation Commission, Chuck helped to establish the first regional recreation commission in Monroe County, PA.
Chuck obtained his Masters in Public Administration from Virginia Tech and his Bachelors, focusing on Outdoor Recreation and Experiential Education from Penn State. While attending Penn State, he was involved with managing the Penn State Outdoor Club and helped to provide environmental education programs at Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center.
An avid outdoor enthusiast, Chuck enjoys mountain biking, kayaking, hiking, snowboarding, and mountaineering. He has climbed and hiked in Denali, AK, the Tetons, WY, the Rockies, CO, the White Mountains, NH, Sierra Nevada’s, CA, and many sections of the Appalachian Trail.
Autumn Arthur, Programs and Events Manager
Autumn joined the Strawberry Hill staff in 2011, following animal behavior and education internships with the Philadelphia Zoo and the Elmwood Park Zoo. Through these opportunities and her experience with the National FFA Organization, Autumn developed a dedication to environmental education and community engagement. Autumn holds a Bachelors of Science in Environmental Studies from Gettysburg College, where she also obtained a minor in Education, and is currently pursuing a Masters in Museum Studies and Nonprofit Management with Johns Hopkins University. In her “spare” time, Autumn enjoys exploring the great outdoors through hiking, kayaking, and horseback riding.
Lizzy Ryan, Assistant Education Coordinator
Diane Fredrikis, Administrative Assistant
Sharon Knowles, Naturalist Trainer
Sharon has been with Strawberry Hill for four years. She has a Master’s Degree in Literature as well as an Associate’s degree in music. Sharon also has 30 years of teaching experience. In her spare time Sharon is a volunteer at the Gettysburg Hospital. Sharon enjoys empowering others through education about the natural world in the hopes that it will make a larger impact.
Ian Clarke, Naturalist
Ian is a lifelong lover of the outdoors, and formally and informally sharing this with others has always been a part of his life. As an Adams County native, he has a particular enthusiasm for sharing what’s special about our local environment. Ian is also involved with Gettysburg College, as the Planetarium Director, and has worked as a Camp Nawakwa naturalist. His interests include astronomy, birding, fly fishing, aquatic communities, and local history.
Michael (Mick) R. Group, Naturalist
Passionate about the outdoors, “Mick” is a 1969 graduate of Biglerville High School. Mick spends his spare time helping with the South Mountain Audubon Chapter. Strawberry Hill affords Mick an opportunity to impart his knowledge of the natural world on to visitors at the preserve. Mick also enjoys spending time participating in nature photography.