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Our Staff

Sara Brink, Director

Sara joined the Foxfield Preserve in 2012. During her tenure with the Preserve she has become deeply involved in promoting natural and conservation burial in the state of Ohio and across the nation.

Sara is a founding member of the national Conservation Burial Alliance, which was launched in 2018. She presented at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History Conservation Symposium in 2018, and at the Land Trust Alliance national Rally in 2019 and 2021, encouraging conservationists to embrace natural burial as a powerful tool for their cause. In October 2015, Sara was named as one of the “Pioneering Women of Natural Death Care” in American Cemetery & Cremation magazine. Sara is honored to be able to serve families in our community as they struggle through one of the most difficult experiences of their lives, and to provide them with an appropriate farewell.

Barbara Yoder, Operations Associate

Barbara became a member of TWC in 2007 when her family moved to Ohio, at which time she began regularly attending events with her then three and five year old children. Since that time Barbara has viewed TWC as an essential support in raising her children with a love of Nature.

Barbara firmly believes in the power of nature to soothe and heal. Barbara has personally experienced the potential of the Foxfield Preserve to be a nurturing place for families, as she buried a family member in the Forest area in 2010.

Her professional career has covered projects in energy policy and research, government-led energy efficiency projects, and soil and water conservation. She has an interest in religious studies and anthropology. Barbara is an active volunteer: teacher and leader for a homeschool co-op, a poll worker, a member of the Education committee for The Wilderness Center, and costume manager for Ballet Wooster. She lives in Wooster with her husband and two children.

Hannah Mann, Family Services Associate

Hannah Mann joined the Foxfield team in October of 2021. A graduate of Hiram College, Hannah received her Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Humanities in 2020. She is expected to graduate from NEOMED in the spring of 2022 with her Master’s in Medical Ethics & Humanities. What Hannah values most in her educational background has been the opportunity to listen and share stories with the goal of creating more empathetic care providers.

Prior to joining the Foxfield team, Hannah’s experience includes working with the ACLU of Ohio on youth healthcare rights, Advocates for Youth and the effort to expand healthcare education at the federal level, and a variety of social services in the death care and youth development sectors.

When she isn’t studying or workings, Hannah enjoys reading, painting, and playing Dungeons & Dragons with her friends (her group has been playing for nearly 9 years).