Victoria Mills, Executive Director
Tori graduated from St. Lawrence University with a degree in Environmental Studies and History, with a Fine Arts minor. Since then, she has worked as an environmental planner and educator. Tori worked for the Oceanarium of Maine, the San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge, and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), both domestically and abroad, before returning to Cleveland. Her focus since has been on watersheds, first working at the Cuyahoga River Remedial Action Plan, then at the Nature Center at Shaker Lakes as the Doan Brook Educator and the Director of Sustainability. She first joined the Partnership as Interim Director in 2006.
Tori resides within the Doan Brook Watershed and is proud to follow in the footsteps of her ancestors, who not only farmed 200 acres along the Doan in the 1800s, but opened their homes as underground railroad stations as well.
Mary Ryan, Program Administrator
Mary has enjoyed working in outreach and education for large and small non-profit organizations for over 10 years. An avid hiker, photographer and rower, she can be found messing around in boats on the Cuyahoga River or walking the many trails in the Shaker Parklands when not dreaming up ways to help people engage with the watershed.