Our FBRP Ambassadors are volunteers who have been trained to know the Pinelands ecosystem and all about Black Run Preserve and its trails.

Be sure to say “HELLO” if you see them out and about on the trails. They’re happy to answer any questions and provide insight about the Black Run Preserve.

Dan English

Dan English

Dan is a Marlton resident and outdoor enthusiast who enjoys camping, boating, fishing, and hiking. Hiking highlights include: Valley of Fire State Park - Nevada, Zion National Park - Utah, Grand Canyon's Bright Angel Trail - Arizona, and Black Run Preserve - New Jersey. See ya on the trails.

Amy Golden

Dr. Amy Golden has a dual degree in Biology and Psychology from Trinity College, and a Dental degree from University of Pennsylvania. She is a board member of South Jersey Camera Club and avid outdoor photographer. She also is honored to serve as a Trustee for Black Run Preserve.

Ron Pugh

Ron is an amateur Photographer and Naturalist who has had many careers in his life: Thirty Five years with State of NJ Employment and Training Programs as a Vocational Counselor, a State level Soccer Official and Coach for 30 plus years, an Outdoor Discovery School Guide; Bike Mechanic, and Sales Rep for LL Bean, and is a US Army Veteran. Now retired, he spends his best days enjoying nature and considers the Pine Barrens forests his sanctuary.

Diane Hardies

Bio coming soon!

Patt Osborne

Patt Osborne is a life-long South Jersey resident and lover of outdoor adventures since being introduced to hikes in the woods at an early age. Patt comes from a background of 25 years as a successful educator in the Mt. Laurel School district. After her years as a teacher and inspired by her love of nature, she became a small business owner; organizing Boomer Chick Adventures which include hiking, kayaking, stand -up paddle boarding, and other outings for Baby Boomer-age  women who have a yen for fun and play.  Her adventures have been featured in articles in the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Camden Courier Post, the Burlington County Times, and on 6 ABC’s “Art of Aging”.
As a Trail Ambassador at the Black Run Preserve, Patt  enjoys helping others connect to their senses by co-leading “Forest Bathing” walks; a gentle, meditative approach to being in nature. Her favorite quote is: “I go to nature to be soothed and healed and to have my senses put in order” – John Burroughs

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