Keri Maxfield, Art Director of the Nurture Nature Center, has been working in the visual arts for over 25 years. She received her BFA with a double concentration in Studio Art from Kutztown University. Keri’s work ranges from the creative to the highly technical. Ms. Maxfield served as Art Director for a national non-profit medical association for 8 years before beginning her own design consulting business with a focus on environmental issues, working on local, statewide and federal projects. She is skilled in design and visual communication of scientific data and social messaging. Ms. Maxfield began her work at NNC in 2009 and was responsible for space and exhibit design of the center. As Art Director, Keri is in charge of supervising and unifying the visual arts and arts education components of the Nurture Nature Center in accordance with its mission. She coordinates art exhibits in the building’s four gallery spaces and oversees the visual interpretation of science content at NNC and its grant projects. Keri also designs NNC’s marketing and educational materials and publications. She has worked on a number of social science research projects focusing on environmental risk messaging, including NOAA/NWS product design. Her interests lie in the overlap between art, science and society. She has managed five grants through the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts that engage local artists and community members in creating visual art in response to local environmental issues. Ms. Maxfield is the President of the Saucon Creek Watershed Association, a Director of the Watershed Coalition of the Lehigh Valley and serves on several regional committees that promote sustainable practices.