2004

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.
Sergyey Popov is assistant professor and chair of instrumental diagnostic methods at the State Medical Academy in Voronezh, Russia.
Elika was born in Tehran, Iran, and spent her childhood in five different countries – Iran, UAE, India, Tunisia, & the US. This lifestyle shaped many of her beliefs and interests, such as a love for languages, culture, nature, traveling, and art.
For the last 15 years, Elyse has co-owned a speculative building business specializing in sustainable residential development and land use/conservation, first in New York and then in Washington.
Alessio di Giulio – Founder, Italian Landscapes Exploration Alessio has spent the better part of his professional life as head of the Education & Tourism department of WWF Italy.
Donald Brooks is a graduate student at Bard College Center for Environmental Policy, where he is working on renewable energy issues in developing countries with the LaGuardia Foundation in New York City.
I am an independent planning and design consultant who splits his time between consulting for architecture firms and teaching design at local colleges in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Diane H Peapus started her career as a protein crystallographer. Her education includes a bachelor’s degree from the University of Delaware, a master’s degree from Brandeis University in Massachusetts, and a PhD from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York.
Since July 1999 Kelly has worked for American Rivers – a national, non-profit conservation organization dedicated to protecting and restoring the nation’s rivers.  Kelly is the Associate Director of Water Resources and works on a national campaign to reform the Army Corp
Hostettler is managing partner of Cycad Inc. in Switzerland. He has professional expertise in environmental engineering with focuses on gravel pits, quarries, and landfills.
Inga Grdzelishvili works as a research scientist for the Jegrelius Research Center in Östersund, Sweden. She is responsible for researching plant chemicals and finding information about their toxicity and medical uses.
Matt completed a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering in 1997.  He worked for the Illinois Department of Transportation, managing reconstruction projects in Chicago, Illinois from 1998-2000.  He then entered Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois and completed a
Nicci is a freelance environmental consultant working throughout southern Africa. She specializes in urban environmental management and design, as well as natural resource management.
Kevin Biehn is the Marketing Director and a Partner with the Twin Cities–based environmental engineering firm Emmons & Olivier Resources (EOR).
Pamela works as a fisheries biologist for Environmental Defense to protect marine ecosystems by working with communities to improve fisheries management, protect endangered species, and conserve estuarine and marine habitats.  She employs a results-oriented approach and