Staff & Leadership


Robyn Ratcliff, Executive Director

Wildwood’s executive director, Robyn Ratcliff, honed her outdoor skills hiking the limestone bluffs around eastern Kansas City, catching frogs and dreaming up great adventures. In college, she went to work at a summer camp in Iowa and found her calling, connecting youth with opportunities to learn and grow in the great outdoors. She joined the team at Wildwood in 2015 and loves building support for the Wildwood mission, leading the staff, and representing Wildwood in the community. 


Jane Blakeley, Development Director

Jane is passionate about the outdoors and sharing it with others. When not at Wildwood, she enjoys trail running, swimming, and painting. 


Paula Cornwell, Property Director

Paula joins Wildwood with a background in the non-profit and for profit world. Paula’s non-profit experience has been focused in the area of child abuse and neglect and a career at Sprint in a variety of roles.  Paula has two grown daughters both engaged in work in the environmental space.  Paula’s husband Mark is a regular volunteer at Wildwood. 


Katie Hadel, Community Engagement Manager VISTA

Katie is an Americorps VISTA member working on community engagement. She joined the WIldwood team because she is passionate about our youth having the opportunity to be immersed in nature. When she’s not working, you can find Katie with her chickens, taking a nature walk, and homeschooling her son. 


Amanda Hall, Program Manager

Amanda has spent the last 21 years working at camps from Oklahoma, Arkansas, Washington, Mexico, and Kansas.  Earning a masters in Camp Administration and Leadership, becoming a USA Archery Level 2 Instructor and American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor.  In her free time she explores new worlds, backpacking trails near and far and even the fantasy worlds of D&D.


Shaye Burger, Office Manager

Shaye is from Pittsburgh, KS, and lives in Paola with her husband and two dogs. She is passionate about creating equity in outdoor experiences. Her background is in administration and HR. Shaye’s hobbies include baking and reading. 


Shannon Janssen, Camp Program and Retention VISTA

Shannon is from Lenexa Kansas. She loves to cook, watercolor, and play games with friends. Shannon has grown up in the camp scene, being a Girl Scout for 12 years really contributed to her love and passion for summer camp. Shannon found Wildwood as a counselor and joined not long after as an Americorp VISTA. 


Jared Avilez, Program Director


Board of Directors

Dr. T'Nisha Andimo headshot

Dr. T’Nisha Andino, Director

Lee’s Summit School District

Lisa Barber, Hallmark

Lisa Barber, Vice President

Hallmark Cards, Inc.

Teneca Clark

Heartland Coca-Cola Bottling Company

Christy Turner headshot

Christy Turner, Director

Turner Construction

Jessica Garder, Burns & McDonnell

Jessica Garder, President

Burns & McDonnell

Mariana Hildreth, Director

University of Kansas Medical Center

Lynn Hiller, Director


Konsta Myrick, Kansas City Fire Department

Konsta Myrick, Director

Kansas City Fire Department

Mark O'Hara, Hoerr Schaudt Landscape Architects

Mark O’Hara, Director

Hoerr Schaudt Landscape Architects

Clare Powell, Secretary

Federal Reserve Bank of KC