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.
Marcia Grass, Office Manager –
Marcia Grass has been with the Open Space Council since February of 2014 as our office manager. As a native to St. Louis, Marcia has many connections and knows the area very well. She has lots of non profit experience in fund raising, event planning and volunteer recruitment. In her spare time, Marcia enjoys hiking and running the many beautiful trails in the area and spending time with her children.
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.