Our Staff


Mark Jacobs
Watershed Project Manager

Mark received a B.S. in Anthropology at Northern Kentucky University and his A.A.S. in Recreational & Wildlife Management at Hocking Technical College. With his excellent conservation background, Mark used to work at the Wilds in southeastern Ohio, where he worked on captive breeding and conservation programs from Africa, Asia, and North America! In 2001, he returned to NKy and founded non-profit Wildlife Conservation Kentucky, Inc. and established Split Rock Conservation Park.

Susan Brown
Conservation Education Specialist

Susan was born and raised in Northern Kentucky. She received a B.S. in Environmental Science from Morehead State University and a MEd. in Environmental Education from Western Washington University. She enjoys using the great outdoors as a classroom for students of all ages, and in her free time she can be found in the woods following animal tracks, inspecting scat, and turning over rocks in search of wildlife.


Pavla Link
District Administrative Secretary

Pavla is a long term Boone County resident and brings her business and marketing degree and experience to our team .  During her years working as a Community Marketing Manager for Field and Stream she developed close partnership with many local conservation groups and agencies. Her passion for the outdoors and agriculture comes from her upbringing in rural Czech Republic.  On her days off you can find her roaming the woods or streams with her two sons.