Executive Director ([email protected])


Harry Stark, MPA, CPMSM, RS was hired to serve as Tinker’s Creek Watershed Partners’ first Executive Director in 2014. Mr. Stark’s role is to oversee long-term planning, grant management, fiscal accountability, and leading the Ohio Stormwater Conference.

Mr. Stark is an administrator for the City of Aurora which includes being the Director of Public Services. Mr. Stark has over thirty years of experience in administrative activities and multiple areas of expertise. With the City of Aurora, Mr. Stark is responsible for overseeing many programs, departments, and activities for the City. He is knowledgeable in grant development and management, stormwater management, state, and federal stream and wetlands regulations, Economic Development, Parks and Recreation, capital project oversight, project development, program development and oversight, and employee management and development.

Mr. Stark also serves as the Past-President of the Ohio Stormwater Association, Executive Director of the Annual Ohio Stormwater Conference, editorial board for Stormwater Solutions magazine, state of Ohio representative for Envirocert International, and a number of other volunteer activities.

Mr. Stark has a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of South Florida, Master in Public Administration from the University of Akron, and is a 2012 graduate of Leadership Medina. He has received the Storm Water Professional of the Year from the Ohio Stormwater Association, Distinguished Service Award and Wayne S. Nichol’s Award from the Water Management Association of Ohio, District Director Service Award from the Ohio Environmental Health Association, and Business Advocate of the Year from the Wadsworth Chamber of Commerce.

Erica Matheny, PhD ([email protected])

Erica Matheny is Tinker’s Creek Watershed Partners first Deputy Executive Director.  Her role is to support the vision and mission of the organization to protect and restore water quality and habitats in the Tinker’s Creek and Brandywine Creek watersheds through community partnerships, while working to grow the organization’s impact and reach.

Erica is passionate about engaging and educating the public to protect the land and water that is foundational to the region and beyond.  She has more than 15 years’ experience teaching and researching urban and environmental studies and science at Cleveland State University, Hiram College, Stark State College, Lorain County Community College, and Lakeland Community College. Prior to joining TCWP, she spent 4 ½ years working with the National Inventors Hall of Fame®, where she conducted impact research, developed National STEM programs, led the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) committee as its Training Coordinator, and spearheaded sustainability efforts, reducing more than 80% of single-use plastic materials used by more than 200,000 program participants.

She holds a PhD in Urban Studies and Public Administration with a concentration in environmental issues. In addition, she has a Masters degree in Ecology, and a Bachelors of Science in Biology. A strong advocate for equity and environmental justice – she recently completed her certification in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Workplace with the University of South Florida.

In her free time, Erica likes to spend time hiking and kayaking with her family and their two dogs and travelling whenever she can!

David Jenkins, Outreach Educator & Watershed Coordinator ([email protected])

David joins Tinker’s Creek Watershed Partners as the Outreach Educator/Watershed Coordinator. Before joining, David spent the past several years as a research associate at Ohio University working on a variety of applied and academic projects on topics such as wetland/watershed restoration, acid mine drainage remediation, renewable energy, and sustainability. David has a B.S. in Applied Mathematics from the University of Akron and an M.S. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from Ohio University. In his free time, he enjoys cycling, reading, spending time outdoors, and being with his partner and pets at home.

Angela Brodie, NOWCorps Program Director ([email protected])

Angela Brodie joins the Tinker’s Creek Watershed Partners team as the Northern Ohio Watershed Corps (NOWCorps)  AmeriCorps program director. As an AmeriCorps alum and previous AmeriCorps State and National associate director, she is highly experienced with AmeriCorps programs. Angela is well versed in grant management, community development, education, and training and development. Angela earned her BA and MA in Communication from The University of Akron and has worked as adjunct faculty at both The University of Akron and Kent State University. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, gardening, hiking and spending time with her family.

Claire Ilersich, NOWCorps Member Coordinator ([email protected])

Claire Ilersich is the NOWCorps (AmeriCorps) Member Coordinator. After graduating from the College of Wooster with a degree in art history and philosophy, she joined AmeriCorps for a year and a half, where she worked on trail and environmental restoration crews in California, Colorado, and Washington state. She is looking forward to using her past experiences to help current and future NOWCorps members and to learn more about environmental issues impacting Northeast Ohio. In her free time, she enjoys knitting, riding bikes, and surfing (when accessible).

Chief Mousing Officer
Kraken was adopted from the Cleveland APL.  The APL categorized her as a “working cat”. She is an indoor, feral cat. Kraken is excited to join Tinker’s Creek Watershed Partners and assume the duties of rodent control.

For additional information contact: Tinker’s Creek Watershed Partners, P.O. Box 444, Twinsburg, Ohio 44087. Phone: 330.963.6243. Email:[email protected].