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Stay up to date on the latest in cutting edge research, learning and conservation in the world of invertebrates with Butterfly Pavilion experts.

Patrick Tennyson, President and CEO of Butterfly Pavilion

Patrick is the President and CEO of Butterfly Pavilion in Westminster, Colorado, and has been with the organization since June of 1999. He has dedicated over 20 years to professional leadership and strategic planning and is now a well known community leader in environmental education and conservation.

Patrick Tennyson

Sara Stevens, Aquatics Manager

Sara Stevens is a marine biologist from Cherry Hill, New Jersey. Sara has been with Butterfly Pavilion since 2015 and is currently leading a number of research and conservation programs related to aquatic invertebrates including the Colorado Dragonfly Monitoring Project and the AZA-Florida Reef Tract Rescue Project.

Sara Stevens

Dr. Rich Reading, Director for Research and Conservation

Dr. Rich Reading is the Director for Research and Conservation for Butterfly Pavilion, and has been with the organization since 2016. Richard has expanded Butterfly Pavilion's research and conservation programs, in particular working on snails, factors influencing invertebrate communities, bees and other pollinators, dragonflies, fireflies, butterflies and prairie restoration protection in the U.S. and overseas; assisting in fund raising; providing statistical and scientific writing advice; developing and overseeing a Research Associate Program; and more.

Rich Reading

Amy Yarger, Director of Horticulture

Amy Yarger is the Director of Horticulture and has been with Butterfly Pavilion since may of 2000! Amy currently leads Butterfly Pavilion's local pollinator habitat initiatives, such as the Baseline Pollinator District and the Urban Prairies Project, which restores habitat in urban and suburban green spaces in Westminster and Broomfield

Amy Yarger

Lorna McCallister, Target Species Manager

Lorna is the Target Species Manager and has been with Butterfly Pavilion since May of 2021, (welcome aboard!). She currently manages Butterfly Pavilion’s honey bee hives.

Lorna McCallister

Shiran Hershcovich

Shiran is the Lepidopterist Manager, and has been with Butterfly Pavilion since 2021 (welcome aboard!). She curates the conservatory’s living collection of butterflies and is currently managing our Butterfly Longevity Study program!

Shiran Hershcovich