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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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Melissa Troutman

Melissa Troutman

she, her

Legal

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

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 Attorney

406-830-8924
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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

Lisa Markovchick, Ph.D.

Lisa Markovchick, Ph.D.

she, her

Southwest Conservation Advocate and Ecologist

928-793-2230
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Erica Prather

Erica Prather

she, her

Greater Gila Arizona Advocate

316-641-2122
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Adam Rissien

Adam Rissien

he, him

Andrew Rothman

Andrew Rothman

he, him

Wild Places Program Director

303-501-5815
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Ryan Talbott

Ryan Talbott

he, him

Pacific Northwest Conservation Advocate

503-329-9162
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Communications

Jen Dickson

Jen Dickson

she, her

Communications Director

 
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Alex Herrera

Alex Herrera

she, her

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

Jordan Parry

Jordan Parry

she, her

Finance and Operations Director

720-432-8320
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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

Kevin Gaither-Banchoff

Kevin Gaither-Banchoff

he, him

John Horning

John Horning

he, him

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

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