Meet our team!

Travis Harding, Co-Founder & Lab Director

Travis is a native of northeast Ohio with an affinity for the natural world. He graduated from the University of Mount Union with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre. He has worked on the touring production of Lion King and for other professional theatres in New Orleans, Chicago, and Columbus. In 2007, Travis put his technical and performance skills to work in conservation education at Nature’s Classroom, and moved on to Camp Joy in 2009 to continue his efforts in helping students understand the importance and impact of their everyday choices. In 2013, he joined the Camp Joy maintenance team where he learned large scale composting practices, heavy machinery maintenance, creative problem solving, and campus-scale facility management. In 2014, he took the position of Fine Arts Facility Manager at his alma mater where he met his eventual partner in life and business, Lindsey. In his role at Mount Union, he coordinated student work teams to run box office, front of house, lighting, and sound for events in the newly constructed Giese Center for the Performing Arts. “While I enjoyed the challenge of being the facility’s inaugural manager, creating procedures from scratch and honing my technical skills on the building’s state-of-the-art systems, I am excited to turn my full-time attention to Tenderfoot’s mission.”

Dr. Lindsey Rudibaugh, Co-Founder & Director of Sustainability Education

Tenderfoot is the convergence of Lindsey’s values, education, and experiences. A first-generation student from Appalachian Ohio, she earned her undergraduate degree in Spanish and served as a Spanish teacher at Beaver Local and Strasburg High Schools. She completed her Masters in Higher Education Administration at the University of Akron in 2010 and began working at the University of Mount Union’s Center for Global Education. In this position, she traveled extensively to recruit international students and to secure opportunities for domestic students to study abroad. Through time spent in the global south, Lindsey developed a strong commitment to social and environmental justice. Her interest in starting this educational non-profit drove her to pursue a Ph.D. in Sustainability Education at Prescott College and to seek more well-rounded experience in university administration. Since 2010, she has worked in diverse areas of higher education including international student services, admission, academic advising, study abroad advising, residence life, student activities, student conduct, leadership programming, classroom teaching, and experiential learning.  She is currently the Executive Director of Experiential Learning at Ohio University.

Priscilla Roggenkamp, Board President

Born in Bangor, Maine, Priscilla has lived in Maine, Ohio, Virginia and Arkansas. Priscilla is a visual artist who actively uses sustainable practices in her artmaking.  She is an educator who has taught art and written curricula for all ages of students. Recently retired from Ashland University, she makes art, plays bass in the band, Rock Salt and Nails, and enjoys her farm and garden. 

Anna Grabowsky, Board Secretary & Student Representative

Currently pursuing a degree in Management Information Systems with a minor in Finance at Ohio University, I’m passionate about community development. I am committed to ensuring sustainability in our operations and believe in the power of our collaborative work among the board members to continue Tenderfoot’s mission.

Heather Miller,
Board Member

Heather is an experienced nonprofit leader and has worked at the nexus of community development and university-community engagement for more than a decade. She serves as Outreach Facilitator for Building Bridges to Careers in Marietta, OH and teaches at Marietta College. She is a past program director of Nonprofits LEAD, a capacity-building organization that supports regional nonprofits. Heather recently completed her Masters in Communication at Ohio University.

Dr. Jen Myers,
Board Member

Jen is a long-time sustainability educator and activist who has traveled the globe, learning and contributing to diverse approaches to sustainable community development. A Peace Corps alum and a graduate of Prescott College’s doctoral program in Sustainability Education, Jen serves as Visiting Assistant Professor and Sustainability Department Chair at Wells College in the Finger Lakes region of New York.

Sean Kidd, Board Member

You may recognize Sean as your local Bookmobile driver! Sean serves as the Outreach Manager for the Athens County Public Library and is an alum of Leadership Athens County, a community development program led by the Athens County Foundation. Sean earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Ohio University and enjoys the outdoors through disc golf.

Zebulon Martin,
Board Member

Passionate environmental steward and outdoor enthusiast, Zeb Martin, is a strategic thinker and relationship builder with a deep commitment to sustainable development. Zeb holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration and a Master of Science Degree in Environmental Studies from Ohio University, in addition to a Bachelor of Science Degree in Sustainable Studies from Otterbein University. Zeb’s love for the outdoors is at the heart of his pursuits. An avid kayaker, canoer, fisherman, and hunter, he thrives on any opportunity to connect with nature. His passion for outdoor activities extends
to backpacking and exploration, as he eagerly embraces adventures that take him off the beaten path.

Zeb has called the Athens, Ohio area his home for nearly a decade. He is a firm advocate for the value of Appalachia and has dedicated himself to projects aimed at inspiring innovation and sustainable growth within the region. He has been involved with a multitude of local and regional non-profit organizations.