Alumni

Matt Stein is currently working on a project to transform a brownfield/superfund site in his home town of Portland, OR into a renewable energy focused industrial business park.  In conjunction with...

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Jonathan Stober is a Conservation Biologist at the Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center at Ichauway in southwest Georgia.  Since joining the Jones Center in 1999 he has established a mitigation...

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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...

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Byron Thayer is a master's student at the Bren School of Environmental Science & Management at UC-Santa Barbara. Prior to graduate school, his career has been a hybrid of environmental and...

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Founder/CEO of Ecosystem Capital, LLC, an advisory services firm specializing in corporate sustainability/ESG strategy and market-based environmental and sustainable development strategies, including...

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John Tynan is co‑director of Upstate Forever's Clean Air & Water Program, where he works to reduce the impacts of land use change on water quality and reduce the size of Upstate's climate...

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Derek Van Marter is an impartial facilitator and has actively led collaborative decision-making among various interests for over fifteen years. His professional experience includes work on clean...

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Cheryl Vann has worked as a research scientist, project manager, grant writer, environmental consultant, and naturalist guide for the past 12 years. Last year, she graduated with a M.S. degree in...

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Jazmin Varela currently works at The Conservation Fund where she provides mapping and analysis support for their strategic conservation work. She specializes in sophisticated Geographic...

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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. Shopping around a liability...

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Maria Teresa Vargas has a Masters in Forest Policy from Yale University and a Masters in International Relations from Costa Rica´s National University.  Teresa grew up in the city of Santa Cruz where...

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Kathy Viatella is the Senior Project Director with The Nature Conservancy (TNC). Since joining TNC in 2005, she has managed the San Diego project in Southern California, a site that has influenced how...

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Dave Wager is the owner, artisan, and forester for Tree Ring Pens LLC. Tree Ring LLC, was founded in 2010 to manufacture and sell fine writing instruments (and other goods) that commemorate...

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Walter is a native of Tampa, Florida. He recently graduated from Emory University with a B.A. in sociology and plans to move back to Florida to assume management of his family property, the...

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MacKenzie Waro is the Land Conservation Stewardship Specialist for the Watershed Agricultural Council of the New York City Watersheds, Inc. She works for one of the largest Purchase of Development...

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On paper, Wendy is a hydrogeophysicist, however, she is also an adjunct professor teaching Groundwater Law and Hydrology in the law schools at the University of Colorado and Denver University.  She is...

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Kelly L. Westover received her Bachelor’s in Environmental Science and Policy from the University of South Florida in 2001. Upon graduating, she began her career in environmental consulting at SCA...

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Nicole (Nikki) White is a Manager at Hitachi Consulting. She provides environmental and sustainability technical support for various government and corporate clients over the last 14 years. Her...

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With more than a decade of senior non-governmental organization (NGO) experience, primarily in education, Mr. Whitworth assumed the directorship of Oregon Trout in the fall of 2000.  Oregon Trout is...

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John is currently employed as a policy analyst for the New Zealand Seafood Industry Council (SeaFIC) covering a broad sustainable development portfolio comprising fisheries and aquaculture management...

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