Travis Williams

Executive Director and Naturalist

ODC Network

Born and raised in rural Hastings, Michigan I grew up spending most of my time outdoors where I forged a deep passion for, and connection with, nature. I received a biology degree from Hope College and have worked in the field of environmental science and education for the past 20 years. I have served as the Executive Director of the ODC Network since the organization was founded in the year 2000.

The ODC Explorer Network has given me the opportunity to share some of my passion and interests with young and old alike. Over the past 15 years, I have guided high school, college, and adult groups throughout North, South and Central America. Whether it has been hiking up mountains, snorkeling with sharks, taking a night hike through the rainforest, or fishing for billfish off the pacific coast – each travel adventure has not only created new natural connections for me, but has also helped me forge new lasting friendships with my fellow travelers. If you would like to travel with me, look for the trip each year that is billed as a “Travel with Travis” experience. I look forward to the possibility of traveling with you on our next Explorer Network adventure.

Contact Travis Williams: travis@outdoordiscovery.org

Jamie Krupka

Program Director and Naturalist

ODC Network

I grew up in the suburbs of Cleveland, Ohio where I was fortunate to have easy access to nature. The joy of rolling over logs, hiking, fishing and play in natural areas stayed with me as I grew older. After graduating from the University of Dayton with a degree in Environmental Biology, I pursued a career as a naturalist. I have been a naturalist for the ODC Network since 2003 where I teach school and community programs in addition to leading group natural history tours.

My natural curiosity inspires me to learn more about the world’s flora and fauna and the desire to teach about and share my discoveries with people. Wherever I go, I’m looking for a new adventure…and probably birds. I have traveled throughout much of the US personally and professionally and am looking forward to expanding my experiences while leading groups with the ODC Explorer Network.

Contact Jamie Krupka: jamie@outdoordiscovery.org

“Explorer Network trips are the best because the leaders are FUN & we have a great time.”
– Connie P