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allie semenza

A proud native of Baltimore, Allie grew up playing, hiking and exploring the outdoors. She's so happy to be doing the same things now in Central Park. Allie graduated from Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at New York University and has been on staff since 2012.

ben schapiro

A Massachusetts native, Ben is a lover of nature, camping, music and the unknown. He is always listening for new sounds. Sometimes, he has conversations with doves. He is an Explorer at heart, a staff member since 2013 and is excited for what's to come!

elizabeth nuņez

Elizabeth is a New Yorker with a huge appreciation for nature and its aesthetic. She loves hiking, art and playing ukulele for all the creatures in Central Park. Sometimes they sing along! A psychology major at Hunter College, she has been exploring with us since 2014 and aspires to a career in child therapy.

jerome doerger

Jerome is an Ohio native (like Mike!) and has made NYC his home since 2011. He is always excited to spend his days outside, exploring all Central Park has to offer. He has a BFA from Wright State University, is pursuing a career in theatre and he originally started with us in 2011.

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