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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.

In October 2015, Sara was named as one of the “Pioneering Women of Natural Death Care” in American Cemetery & Cremation magazine. She is a founding member of the national Conservation Burial Alliance, which was launched in 2018. Sara presented at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History Conservation Symposium in 2018, and at the Land Trust Alliance national Rally in 2019, encouraging conservationists to embrace natural burial as a powerful tool for their cause. 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.