In her role as Development Director, Bailey manages all fundraising efforts including annual funds, major gifts, grant writing and donor relations. Born in the Houston area, Bailey has a lifelong appreciation for our city including her amazing family and friends in the area. While earning her Applied Learning Development degree at the University of Texas in Austin, Bailey’s passion for children and education has continued since college. She worked in Development for the Contemporary Arts Museum and Rice University and for the last fifteen years subsided in the Educational Toy Industry. This included being the store owner of Toys to Love in Houston. After selling the store, she remained in the toy industry as a National Toy Sales Manager for Diverse Marketing. She then had the desire to return to the non-profit sector and be a part of our growing city. Bailey fell in love with the Nature Discovery Center and its mission to enhance the connection between nature, our children and the city at large. Armed with passion and experience, Bailey is eager to use her background to help the Nature Discovery Center continue to grow as one of the leaders of nature education within Houston and beyond.