DBWP Staff

Victoria MillsVictoria 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. 

 

 

Andrew Klooster, Watershed Programs Assistant

Andrew has a B.A. in anthropology and sustainability from the University of Michigan and an M.S. in natural resources and environment with a focus on environmental justice from the University of Michigan School of Natural Resources and Environment. He has worked for the Ecology Center in Ann Arbor assisting with consumer product safety testing and campaigns, as a researcher with the University of Michigan studying social networks and perceptions of climate change among private forest landowners in the Midwest and West, and as an organizer with the Ohio Democratic Party on the east side of Cleveland during the 2016 presidential campaign. As a graduate student, he also conducted research in Nicaragua as part of a team of students investigating reforestation opportunities in a pastoral region of the country. His passion resides in working with people and communities to promote access to and an awareness of the environment.

Andrew moved to Cleveland Heights in 2016 and joined Doan Brook Watershed Partnership in 2017.

 

2013-14 Doan Brook Watershed Partnership Board of Trustees

The Partnership's 16-member Board of Trustees meets bi-monthly to discuss watershed issues and initiatives, funding resources, programs and actions for consideration. Meetings are open to the public and scheduled at varying locations within the Partnership.
 

DBWP Executive Committee

Chairman: Darnell Brown Chief Operating Officer, City of Cleveland  
President: Nancy Moore Councilwoman, City of Shaker Heights  
Vice President: Karen Knittel  Planner, City of Cleveland Heights
Secretary: Jane Goodman  Executive Director, Cuyahoga River Community Planning Organization
Treasurer: Laura Gooch  At-Large Citizen Representative & Engineering Consultant 

Trustees

Dorothy Adams   At-Large Citizen Representative    
Sandra Albro   Director of Research, Cleveland Botanical Garden
David Beach   Director, GreenCityBlueLake Institute    Cleveland Museum of Natural History
Christian Maier   Assistant Director of Infrastructure, City of Shaker Heights
Chris Bongorno  University Circle, Inc.
Kay Carlson   Executive Director, the Nature Center at Shaker Lakes 
Mary Dunbar  City of Cleveland Heights 
Curt Witchey   At-Large Citizen Representative
Kevin Conwell   Councilman, Ward 9, City of Cleveland
Stacey Polk   At-Large Citizen Representative 
Jeff Jowett   Watershed Team Leader, Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District (NEORSD)