Kat Dockery, Executive Director

Katherine “Kat” Dockery, Executive Director –
A passionate conservationist, Kat has spent years working with non-profits focused on encouraging every generation to get outdoors.  Raised in a small Missouri town on the Mississippi River, Kat was exposed to the great outdoors at an early age and quickly became passionate about conservation.  She holds a BA in Communication and a MA in Media Communication from Webster University in St. Louis.  She is an active volunteer and committee member with several local, state, and international organizations, including the Conservation Federation of Missouri, the Young Non-Profit Network, the Association of Fundraising Professionals, & the National Wildlife Federation.  Kat previously served as the Director of Development and Programs.


Caitlin Zera, Office Manager

Caitlin Zera, Office Manager –
Caitlin Zera started working for OSC in Fall 2016. She has worked for local non-profits since her graduation from Webster University in 2014 where she received a B.A. in film production and a minor in Environmental Sustainability Studies. She has made several films, including one about the Missouri section of the Flanagan South Tars pipeline which was featured at the St. Louis Filmmakers’ Showcase and the Colorado Environmental Film Festival. She enjoys gardening, hiking, and volunteering in the community with her friends and family.



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Jay Doty, Field Restoration Specialist

Jay Doty, Field Restoration Specialist –
A registered landscape architect, Doty is passionate about reconnecting citizens to the natural world. He is certified as a Missouri Master Naturalist, is an active member of the Restoration Streamkeepers Stream Team #5065, and volunteers as a Habitat Adviser for Audubon. He is very actively involved in the environmental community in St. Louis and works to involve young professionals and youth in conservation efforts in the region.