Toni Bruner

Executive Director

Toni Bruner, a Troy University graduate, has an extensive environmental education background, Toni is thoroughly familiar with Alabama’s education system. Bruner most recently served as Education Coordinator for Auburn University’s Museum of Natural History. Before that, she worked for the Cook Museum of Natural History developing their educational department and assisting with exhibit creation. Toni holds numerous certifications including, Master Leave No Trace Trainer, Project Learning Tree Trainer, and certification as a Trainer for the National Association of Interpretive Guides. Toni serves on numerous education boards, and she is the current president of the Alabama Environmental Education Association. She is an avid caver and hiker, just completing her second Make a Wish Trailblazer challenge.

Jayme Oates

Education Coordinator

Jayme Oates is a graduate of the University of South Alabama (B.S. Environmental Science), and Auburn University (M.S. Horticulture). She has worked as Education Coordinator with Alabama Water Watch, developing education materials and training Alabama Citizens to monitor the water quality of their local lakes and streams. She formed a 501(c)3, Farmscape Solutions, to increase awareness and extend assistance related to regenerative farming and gardening practices to farmers, gardeners, community gardens and school gardens throughout Alabama. She is dedicated to helping people find their place as stewards of the natural world, with the hopes of opening hearts and minds to the awe and wonder of Nature.  She and her son, Owen, love to hike, kayak, swim, and camp in the beautiful forests across Alabama and the southeast.

Kyla Garcia

Office Assistant

Ms. Kyla Garcia, an Environmental Science major at Auburn University Montgomery plans to work in the field of zoology/conservation education once she graduates from AUM. Her passion for animals and nature led her to volunteer at Lanark in Millbrook AL, caring for their education outreach animals. When Kyla’s not working with Legacy or in school, she works as a pet sitter and enjoys painting. Kyla’s wishes to gain as much experience as possible in the conservation field.

Legacy, Partners in Environmental Education

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 3813
Montgomery, Alabama 36109-0813

Physical/Shipping Address

1333 Carmichael Way
Montgomery, AL 36106

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