Born and raised in Nebraska, Cortney developed a love for all things outdoors at an early age. After earning a BS in Marine Biology from Northwest Missouri State University, she spent several years working as an educator and a naturalist with environmental organizations in the Florida Keys, South Carolina, Alaska, and Virginia. Cortney’s interest in birds started thanks to a coworker, and has since become intertwined with her passion for education, stewardship, and community building around coastal ecosystems. Cortney lives in Daphne and enjoys birding, fly fishing, kayaking, and reading.
Theresa graduated from the University of Alabama’s New College program with a depth study in interdisciplinary culture and social change with a concentration in ethnographic photography. She has a love for traveling and exploring new places and ideas. In 2020, she had a baby and graduated from the University of Alabama with a master’s of social work degree. Theresa is excited to bring her passion for environmental conservation to Audubon and this position. She’s a Birmingham native and lives in the Crestwood neighborhood with her husband and daughter.
Sabrina Cobb recently relocated to Alabama from South Carolina to engage and continue her ongoing passion for coastal ecosystems. She graduated from Coastal Carolina University in 2011 with a B.S. in Marine Science and minor in Coastal Geology. Upon graduation Sabrina worked 8 years as a National Marine Fisheries and Endangered Species Monitor. Her work has allowed her to observe and document several species interactions in the commercial fishing and dredging industry. In 2019 Sabrina collected data for Oregon State University through Sea Grant on sea bird interactions with trawl gear. It has been her long-term goal to monitor and protect nesting shorebirds and seabirds with Alabama Audubon.
Born and raised in central New Jersey, Olivia graduated from Delaware Valley University in 2018 with a BS in conservation and wildlife management and a minor in business administration. She worked at the Mercer County Wildlife Center in college, rehabilitating orphaned, injured, and displaced native wildlife. Olivia came to Alabama in the fall of 2018 to intern at the Orange Beach Wildlife Center. Starting in April 2019, she interned at the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge in Fort Morgan, protecting sea turtle nests and collecting data through predation observations and excavations to determine hatching success on refuge beaches. During her time at the refuge, she also participated in Alabama beach mouse trapping surveys as well as beach nesting bird surveys for snowy plovers.
A Birmingham native, Sarah brought her diverse background in the nonprofit and private sectors—including over eight years of experience in communications, marketing, development, public relations, and event planning—to Alabama Audubon in 2018. An artist and dedicated environmentalist who has spent much of the last decade volunteering with local nonprofits, she is passionate about making Alabama a better place for both people and birds. She earned her bachelor of arts degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in communication management with a minor in marketing, and currently calls the Glen Iris neighborhood home.
Chris started working with Alabama Audubon as the organization’s Partnership & Policy Director in December 2016, before transitioning to his current fundraising role in 2019. Born and raised in South Africa, he earned a master’s degree in agronomy and soils at Auburn University, and has lived in and explored Alabama for the last thirty years. Before coming to Audubon, Chris worked for almost twenty-five years at The Nature Conservancy—most recently as that organization’s Alabama State Director—and played a pivotal role in the 2012 renewal of Alabama’s popular Forever Wild public-land program. An avid hunter, birder, and stamp collector, he lives in Hoover with his wife Suzanne and their three children.