Executive  Director, Moran Henn


Moran joined Willow Bend in 2015. She holds a B.S in Conservation Biology and Outdoor Recreation Tourism from the University of Idaho and an M.S in Environmental Sciences and Policy from NAU. She has worked for governmental and state agencies, managed non-profit organizations, taught as a graduate assistant at NAU, and has much experience in community organizing. Moran has two adventurous little girls and together they love exploring, hiking, and horse riding.


Education Director, Cassandra Roberts 

Cassandracass has been teaching for Willow Bend since 2009 and joined the full-time staff in 2011. Cassandra has taught elementary school in New Zealand and Japan and holds a B.Bus (Management) and M.A. (Experiential Education). Cassandra loves living in Flagstaff because the prevalent sunshine is so different from the typical weather in her native New Zealand.



Education And Outreach Coordinator, Melissa Eckstrom

Melissa joined the Willow Bend team in August 2017. She holds a B.A in Sustainable Agriculture from Sterling College in Craftsbury Common, VT. She served in AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps in the American Midwest, as well as the United States Peace Corps in Jamaica. She is passionate about environmental education and has shared her love of the natural world while creating programming for schools and camps, managing gardens, and playing songs about worms on her ukulele. Melissa loves to ride her bicycle, bake bread, and draw silly comics in her sketchbook.

Job Openings

We don’t currently have any open paid positions. We are always looking for interns and volunteers!