About Us


Marci Mowery  | President

A former high school educator, Marci entered the conservation arena 25 years ago, and has served as the President of the Foundation since 2005. Her passion is to connect people to the outdoors. When not working, Marci enjoys hiking, biking, paddling, reading, cooking, wine tasting and spending time with her family.

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Lisa Salvatore  | Bookkeeper

Lisa has been a fan of PA’s state parks since childhood when she and her family spent many fun-filled summer days at Pinchot State Park. She has been with PPFF since 2008, and, as bookkeeper, helps friends groups keep their financial activities organized. One of these days she is going to get to all 120 of PA’s state parks.

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Pam Metzger  | Chapter/Membership Coordinator

Pam came to the nonprofit world in a roundabout way, having worked for 25 years in the legal field. Now she’s overjoyed with the freedom of a “no pantyhose job.” Getting out to the parks and forests, working with the Friends groups, and writing her weekly “Take Five/Fridays with Pam” eblast are the best parts of her day. Pam lives near her beloved Great Allegheny Passage trail. She enjoys biking on the trail, travel and planning to travel, and good books.

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Beth Artz  | Office Assitant

Beth graduated from York College with a degree in Psychology and worked as a Project Manager before leaving work to raise her son. She joined PPFF in early 2015. Beth loves reading, biking, hiking and spending time with her family. One of her favorite vacations is the annual family biking trip to Tiadaghton State Forest.

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Amanda Trimmer  | Public Relations/Outreach Coordinator

Amanda is re-entering the work force after raising 3 daughters. She brings to PPFF a background in Advertising, years of volunteer experience and a love of the outdoors. Amanda holds a BA degree in Mass Media Communications from Denison University. As a new “empty nester,” Amanda is enjoying more time to travel, hike and read.

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Isabella (Izzy)

The office dog, Izzy greets visitors and reminds us not to take life too seriously. She is an avid hiker and swimmer, and enjoys long walks and tummy rubs. She has visited many state parks and forests with her humans.