Finance & Development

Jessamine Fitzpatrick is focused on timberland and environmental markets investments for the real assets team at New Island Capital Management.
Daniel Cardenas is a Consultant currently operating Shasta Advisors, a tribal economic development, advocacy, public relations, and governmental relations firm based in Riverton, WY.
Bill Varettoni is the Community Founder, President, and Financial Planner at Community Ladders. At the tender age of 11, Bill was bitten by the entrepreneurship bug.
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.
Kate Fitzpatrick is a Program Director at the Deschutes River Conservancy where she leads strategy development and implementation to restore streamflows and water quality in the Deschutes Basin of Oregon.
Ryan Smith is a strong leader adapt at building collaborations; he thrives in uniting diverse stakeholders.
Kent Carter founded, Carter Ecosystem Services, a sales and marketing company focused on the environmental credit market (wetland, stream and endangered species).
I am advising large landowners, investors and conservation organizations to develop innovative financing strategies to acquire, conserve, and manage large tracts of land in the US and abroad.
Michael Robertson is a partner in Industrial Symbiosis Partners LP, a start-up environmental capital fund with a focus on investments in companies that provide infrastructure and technologies facilitating the reuse of resources like water, energy and industrial materials
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.
James Friscia is originally from Long Island, NY. Currently, he works for Oliver Wyman, a global management consulting firm. James specializes in growth strategy and business design development across a number of industries.
As Associate Director of the Carlson Ventures Enterprise at the University of Minnesota, Connie Rutledge brings over 10 years of experience in entrepreneurship and business management.
Matt Dunbar is Managing Director of the Upstate Carolina Angel Network (UCAN) and a Founder the South Carolina Angel Network and Palmetto Angel Fund.  UCAN is a Greenville, SC-based group of accredited investors who support high-growth startup ventures in the Southeast w
Daniel’s expertise lies at the intersection of finance and social impact with specialized experience in sustainable real estate and business development.
Previous to the Nature Conservancy, Paul Bauman was the director of development for the CU-Boulder College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, where he helped organize and complete capital campaigns on the Boulder campus.
J.M. Ornstein is the managing director of J.M.ORNSTEIN, a UK based clean technology commercialization firm, where he structures breakthrough clean energy and clean tech companies, often originating with university lab technology. Mr.
Paul Corens is a Senior Investment Portfolio Manager for the Arizona Public Safety Pension and is currently responsible for over $1.2 billion of physical assets around the world including timber, wetland, agriculture, infrastructure, oil & natural gas, power generati
Graham graduated from Northland College with a B.S. in Biophysical Environmental Studies in 1994 and received her M.A. in Community Development at Goddard College in 1997.
Brett is an environmental entrepreneur who is passionate about environmental sustainability and stewardship, with a special emphasis on the marine environment.