Our Programmers



Josh Justice


NHECM’s other primary programmer, Josh graduated from University of Tennessee at Martin with a degree in wildlife biology and currently works with Tennessee State Parks.  With over 20 years experience handling reptiles and amphibians, he has regularly provided wildlife outreach presentations to many local schools and organizations. He also worked with inner city youth through the Great Outdoors University in Memphis, Tennessee, as well as many nature and conservation events.  You can contact Josh at josh@nhecm.com.

Mary Beth Gunter


Our newest brave road warrior to join the NHECM gang, Mary Beth is a middle school teacher in Shelby County, Tennessee. She has 13 years experience primarily in reading, language arts, and social studies.  She also has a farm full of animals, and loves kayaking, traveling, and camping!  We are excited about her bringing that passion for the outdoors, learning, and her natural love of animals and wildlife to our Summer programs!  You can contact Mary Beth at marybeth@nhecm.com.

Shawna Adams


Working with NHECM since 2015, Shawna was a high school science teacher for over 12 years in West Tennessee. More recently she’s joined the biology department faculty at Dyersburg Community College as a Professor.  She has Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Biology and also worked as a vet tech for almost ten years.  She is passionate about the need to educate the younger generation about the natural world and to enjoy and appreciate science!  You can contact Shawna at shawna@nhecm.com.