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Christine Hockman Co-Director

Christine is Co-Director of Great Lakes Biomimicry, and previously was the agency's Director of Resources, Marketing & Communications. Christine is a creative, multidisciplinary leader with experience in building teams, community engagement, and helping people and organizations reach full potential. She spent eight years at Summit Metro Parks, first in the marketing department and later over the Interpretive Services Division, which educated the public through unique programming (interpretive, recreational, school, outreach), Liberty Park Nature Center, F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm Visitors Center and interpretive messaging. She led the exhibit creation for Liberty Park Nature Center and helped plan the new site and building, a $3M project. Through collaboration and fashioning a positive, dynamic atmosphere, in a few short years, Christine doubled the number of programs and fostered new indoor/outdoor exhibits, partnerships and visitor center experiences.

Before moving into the public sector, Christine held marketing and sales roles within private industry and drove business growth through grassroots marketing efforts and minimal budgets. Dedicated to growing community resiliency through connections to natural resources, she is a member of local park associations and received the Akron Area League of Women Voters Champion for the Environment award in 2014.

Christine received a Bachelor of Arts with majors in Business Administration and Marketing from Baldwin Wallace University, a Certificate of Supervision through Kent State University and is certified as a CPRP (Certified Park & Recreation Profession) and NASP instructor (National Archery in the Schools Program).