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WildEarth Guardians’ staff & board – bios and contact information

Staff & Board

WildEarth Guardians’ staff work in offices across the West, combining intellect and legal acumen with a passion for the Wild. Our formidable board of directors ensures that we are always moving in the right direction. And we certainly could not do what we do without the hard work of our interns and contractors.

Learn more about our staff and board, including contact information, below.

Climate + Energy Program

Jeremy Nichols

Jeremy Nichols

he, him

Climate and Energy Program Director

303-437-7663
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Vacant

Vacant

Climate & Energy Program Attorney

Legal

Marla Fox, J.D.

Marla Fox, J.D.

she, her

Kate Merlin, J.D.

Kate Merlin, J.D.

she, they

Samantha Ruscavage-Barz, Ph.D., J.D.

Samantha Ruscavage-Barz, Ph.D., J.D.

she, her

Jennifer Schwartz, J.D.

Jennifer Schwartz, J.D.

she, her

Organizing

Soni Grant

Soni Grant

they, them

Rebecca Sobel

Rebecca Sobel

she, her

Rivers Program

Daniel Timmons, M.S., J.D.

Daniel Timmons, M.S., J.D.

he, him

Wild Rivers Program Director

505-570-7014
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Wildlife Program

Joe Bushyhead, J.D.

Joe Bushyhead, J.D.

he, him

Endangered Species Attorney

505-660-0284
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Lindsay Larris

Lindsay Larris

she, her

Cheyanne Neuffer

Cheyanne Neuffer

she, her

Nevada Wildlife Engagement Coordinator

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Lizzy Pennock, J.D.

Lizzy Pennock, J.D.

she, her

Carnivore Coexistence Advocate

720-600-3833
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Chris Smith

Chris Smith

he, him

Southwest Wildlife Advocate

505-395-6177
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Wild Places Program

Leia Barnett

Leia Barnett

she, her

Greater Gila New Mexico Advocate

970-406-2125
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Madeleine Carey

Madeleine Carey

she, her

Chris Krupp, J.D.

Chris Krupp, J.D.

he, him, his

Adam Rissien

Adam Rissien

he, him

Andrew Rothman

Andrew Rothman

he, him

Wild Places Program Director

303-501-5815
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Vacant

Vacant

Pacific Northwest Conservation Manager
Vacant

Vacant

Southwest Rewilding Advocate

Communications

Jen Dickson

Jen Dickson

she, her

Communications Director

 
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Annaliza Herrera

Annaliza Herrera

she, her

Matthew Koehler

Matthew Koehler

he, him

Development

Lindsay Biedel

Lindsay Biedel

she, her

 Laurele Fulkerson, J.D.

Laurele Fulkerson, J.D.

she, her

Kevin Gaither-Banchoff

Kevin Gaither-Banchoff

he, him

Caitlin Oxley

Caitlin Oxley

she, her

Finance and Operations

Jeremy Bremser

Jeremy Bremser

he, him

Danielle Plourde

Danielle Plourde

she, her

Data Management Administrator

207-798-9788
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Executive Staff

Jen Dickson

Jen Dickson

she, her

Communications Director

 
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Greg Dyson, J.D.

Greg Dyson, J.D.

he, him

Interim Conservation Director

503-730-9242
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Kevin Gaither-Banchoff

Kevin Gaither-Banchoff

he, him

John Horning

John Horning

he, him

Sarah McMillan, J.D.

Sarah McMillan, J.D.

she, her

Jordan Parry

Jordan Parry

she, her

Finance and Operations Director

720-432-8320
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Peggy Naomi Wantwadi

Peggy Naomi Wantwadi

she, her

People and Culture Director

407-579-8436
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WildEarth Guardians Board

Bill Syme, PRESIDENT
Gay Dillingham, VICE PRESIDENT
Peter Schoenburg, TREASURER
Anne Butterfield
Nat Cobb
Kézha Hatier-Riess
Angelina Gonzalez-Aller
Dustin Martin
Betsy Gaines Quammen
Francine Spang-Willis
Rebecca Vitale-Mandich