Meet the Staff
Amanda Accamando, Nature Center Manager
Amanda joined the Nature Center in July of 2017. For over 15 years Amanda has developed and led environmental education programs for a variety of cultural organizations throughout the U.S. including botanic gardens, zoos, and museums. Amanda has a Master's degree in Biology from Louisiana State University where she studied plant responses to insect herbivory. Amanda has a passion for insects, especially butterflies and bees, and has been beekeeping for the past four years.
Kody Osborne, Lead Naturalist
Kody joined the Nature Center as a seasonal Naturalist in 2011. Kody works diligently teaching kids, scheduling programs, being our resident graphic designer and is a dedicated interpreter. A Central Oregon resident since 2007, Kody balances his life between his love for his work at the Nature Center and environmental conservation, his family (a wife of 4 years-- Shaley, his 5 year old son, Indi and his almost one year old, Asher) and his continuing education in Environmental Sciences. In his spare time he enjoys playing music and cooking.
Carolyn joined the SNCO team in August 2011. A native of Oakland, California, Carolyn has a B.S. in Biological Science, and several years office administration experience in the public and private sectors including work with nonprofit organizations and nature centers. Carolyn and her husband, Ray, moved to Sunriver in 2010. When not working, Carolyn enjoys spending time with her three grown children, camping, hiking, and gardening.
Al Bagley, Head of Maintenance
Al is an avid fisherman, spending many weekends at the Columbia River Gorge with his son. He enjoys spending time with his wife Lauren, daughter Therese, son Myles, and grandson Elliot. In addition to making sure the Nature Center and Observatory grounds are in beautiful condition, Al often takes time out of his day to talk with visitors about wildlife related topics and even offers up some of his favorite fishing hole locations.