Land Conservation

Jacquelyn Wallace is currently Conservation Director for the Okanogan Land Trust in north central Washington, where she directs the land trust’s conservation and stewardship programs.
David Groves is Executive Director of Private Capital for Public Good. Prior to PCPG, David worked for a conservation-focused nonprofit advocacy organization in Washington, DC.
MacKenzie Waro is the Land Conservation Stewardship Specialist for the Watershed Agricultural Council of the New York City Watersheds, Inc.
Wendy Purnell helps communicate ideas to new audiences. Programs she developed with environmental NGO Paso Pacífico, have received recognition from National Geographic, the Clinton Global Initiative, and the InterAmerican Development Bank.
Jessamine Fitzpatrick is focused on timberland and environmental markets investments for the real assets team at New Island Capital Management.
Margaret Fields is the GIS Manager at the North Carolina Chapter of The Nature Conservancy, doing spatial analysis to support various projects around the state.
Chad Ellis is a pasture and range consultant for the Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation assisting agricultural producers and land stewards in attaining their financial, quality-of-life and stewardship goals by educating and counseling them on the adoption of sustainable, res
Belton Copp works with the Pacific Forest Trust to develop watershed management alternatives to increase water supply and security provided by Shasta Dam. His work is in response to the Bureau of Reclamation’s proposal to increase the height of the dam.
Quentin Cole is an environmental engineer and creative systems designer.
Todd Gartner is a Senior Associate for the World Resources Institute’s People and Ecosystem Program.
Since 2012, after transitioning from the World Resources Institute, Logan Yonavjak began working as an independent consultant in impact investing and conservation finance. She has worked with a number of U.S.
Mimi Mather is a designer and co-founder or Root House Studio, she designs communication media for non-profits, social entrepreneurs and government agencies.
Samson Parsimei Lenjirr is a wildlife manager with the County Council of Narok in the republic of Kenya. He is in charge of a trust land forest-Mau, one of the largest water towers in the country.
Dieter Erdmann is the Director of Conservation Operations for Colorado Open Lands, where he is responsible for oversight and management of all of the statewide land-trusts’ conservation real-estate and habitat restoration projects.
Ryan Smith is a strong leader adapt at building collaborations; he thrives in uniting diverse stakeholders.
Shelley Hudson Robbins is a North Carolina native and a 1989 graduate of Duke University, where she majored in economics.
Mike Higuera works for The Nature Conservancy in Boulder, Colorado, where he protects land through conservation transactions across the state.
Julie brings knowledge of land use patterns and environmental management to Bio-Logical Capital’s strategic decisions and investment analysis. She helps the team evaluate and communicate business models that integrate social, ecological and economic systems on the land.
Kathleen Staks has been the Program Coordinator for Open Space at Great Outdoors Colorado for the past two and a half years. She runs grant programs that fund conservation work across the state by land trusts and local government open space programs.
Liz Spence is the sustainable harvest project coordinator for the north and central coast region of the Nature Conservancy California.
Shannon Meyer, Western Conservation Manager,Land Trust Alliance. Shannon provides Alliance services to land trusts in the southwestern states, California and Texas.
Lucy Roberts Henry is an editor for American Journal Experts, reviewing papers written by foreign scientists who are seeking publication in English-language journals. Her focus is on agriculture and the environment.
Peter Dykstra is a lawyer with a practice focused on water rights, conservation real estate transactions, natural resources policy, and government relations at Plauche & Carr LLP.
Ariel Steele is a former attorney who decided to "save the world through land conservation”.
Jeff Masten is the Director of Conservation Strategies for Triangle Land Conservancy, a land trust located in Raleigh, NC.
Amanda Karns is the Land Protection Specialist for The Nature Conservancy in Pennsylvania. In this role Amanda works with landowners to protect important resources for biodiversity through acquisition of land and conservation
Heather has been with Potomac Conservancy since 2002. As Director of Headwaters Conservation, she oversees all land protection projects and guides strategy for the Shenandoah program and projects in the headwaters region of the Potomac River watershed.
Stephanie Gripne, Ph.D. Founder, Impact Finance Center. Stephanie is the creative force behind the Impact Finance Center.
Born in Argentina. Maria Basilico graduated as a translator from the University of Buenos Aires and lived in the United States and Canada for six years. When she returned to Argentina, Maria worked as a translator and in the Human Resources department of a legal firm.
Aaron began practicing law in 2011 at the Sacramento based firm of Somach Simmons & Dunn.
Nigel Asquith is the Director of Strategy and Policy at the Santa Cruz-based Fundación Natura Bolivia, where since 2003, his team has helped create a new 734,000 hectares protected area and has set up 20 municipal Payments for Environmental Services (PES) water fund
I'm English and so already pushing my comfort zone to talk about myself!  My formative years were spent growing up in the countryside on the English/Welsh border before moving to the South coast to study Biology and Geography as an undergraduate.
Karen Eller is an Associate Director of Philanthropy for The Nature Conservancy. Karen first joined the Conservancy's Texas Chapter after graduating from Trinity University with a BA in English and minors in Geology and Environmental Studies.
Joe is founder of the Green Burial Council and CEO of the recently launched Green Burial Council International. He also provides consultancy for the purpose of creating private/family conservation burial grounds.
Daniel Arcila Ramos is an economist and graduate of the National University of Colombia. He started his professional career working for the Agricultural National Exchange, promoting and creating new instruments to finance agricultural activities through capital markets.
Casey Eggleston is a Government Relations Coordinator for The Nature Conservancy in Wisconsin. He earned his B.A. in Economics and Political Science from the University of Wisconsin and his Master’s in Economics from the University of Essex in England.
Anita Sundari Akella directs her private environmental consulting practice, FLORA International Environmental Consulting.  She holds Master’s degrees in International Development Economics and Forest Science, both from Yale University.  Anita worked as a natural resource
Steve is an ecologist working for the KwaZulu-Natal conservation agency (KZN Wildlife) in the province of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Nikolai is a Project Manager for a U.S.-based, non-governmental organization, the Wildlife Conservation Society (former Bronx Zoo) in the far eastern part of Russia.  He primarily manages the organization’s local community projects including education, sustainable use of
Conservation is the cornerstone to my ambition and career goals.  Protection of natural resources through planned management has guided me through the investigation of many environmental problems.  I have conducted natural resource management for the National Park Service
Nate Anderson has varied professional experience in conservation, education and forestry, most recently working as a forest land specialist for Long View Forest Management in Charlestown, NH, and as an instructor and program coordinator for the Student Conservation Associ
Carlos is a Spanish native who received his B.S. in zoology from the University Complutense of Madrid. He spent 10 years researching nature conservation, and as a scientific advisor of the Bearded Vulture recovery program at the Pyrenees.
Makeyev is a field biologist for the Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo County in California. She has been working on a conservation plan for 9,000 acres of coastal dune habitat and is close to finishing her goal.
LeBlanc graduated from Hobart and William Smith Colleges in 1994 with a B.A. in political science and women’s studies. She received a master’s degree in environmental policy and management from the University of Colorado, and currently works for The Conservation Fund.
Vierling practices as an attorney in Oregon. She graduated from the Northwestern School of Law of Lewis and Clark College with a Certificate in Environmental and Natural Resources Law.
Jaycocks, a South Carolina native, graduated from Northern Arizona University in 2000 with a B.S. in environmental planning.
Jan is an economist by profession and holds a master’s in mass communication and a law degree.
Daniel’s expertise lies at the intersection of finance and social impact with specialized experience in sustainable real estate and business development.
Jazmin Varela currently works at The Conservation Fund where she provides mapping and analysis support for their strategic conservation work.
Rachel Holmes is an urban forester working for Groundwork Bridgeport, a non-profit based in Bridgeport, Connecticut dedicated to improving the lives of residents through community-based landscape restoration.
Singleton holds a B.A. from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University.
Reiss graduated from Wittenberg University in 1994 with a B.A. in Economics, and in 1997 she received her M.P.A. in Environmental Policy and Natural Resource Management from Indiana University’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs.
Mehta, a native of India, received her B.A. in English Literature from Gujarat University and then went to study at South Gujarat University in Surat, where she earned an M.A.
Andrea Freeman graduated from St Lawrence University in 1991 with B.A. in Environmental Studies and Economics and received her M.S. in Natural Resource Policy and Planning from the University of Wisconsin in 1994.
Paul Schwennesen is the Owner of Double Check Ranch in Tucson, Arizona. He has written and spoken extensively on free market environmentalism and agricultural policy in venues as disparate as FOX news, American Spectator, The Freeman and The Huffington Post. Mr.
Samuel S. Nugent is the co-founder and Director of Marketing for The Remediators Inc., a soils remediation company located in Port Angeles, Wash. Nugent was a 2003 fellow of PERC’s environmental entrepreneurship course.
John Robinson is an attorney with McDowell & Robinson in Charleston, a firm which does significant work in the area of real estate, land use, and easement law.