Our People



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Mark S. Laska, PhD

Founder & President


Mark's Favorite Ecosystem
New World Tropical Rainforests

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Jessa Spainhower

Vice President of Operations


Jessa's (Former) Hobby
Improv Comedy

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Joshua D. Eldridge, MS

Mountain Regional Director


Joshua's Catch Phrase
Good work leads to more work

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Jill McGrady, PhD

Western Regional Director


Jill's Superpower
Green Thumb


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Jonathan Appelbaum, MESM

Senior Ecologist


Jonathan's Favorite Weekend Activity
Volunteering with Environmental Non-Profits
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Alejandro BaladrĂ³n, MAS

Senior Ecologist & Hydrologist


Alejandro's Favorite Travel Destination
Upper Valley of Lozoya - Spain
Rex Bergamini, PhD
Rex Bergamini, PhD

Senior Ecologist


Rex's Favorite National Park
Islas del Golfo de California Biosphere Reserve
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Nick Buhbe, MS

Senior Ecologist


Nick's Favorite Activity
Anything with saltwater, except surfing!

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Rocky Chase

Senior Ecologist


Rocky's Favorite Outdoor Activity
Riding ATVs to Job Sites
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Mitch Jenkins, MS

Senior Ecologist


Mitch's Favorite Place to Hike
Idaho Backcountry
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Beyhan T. Maybach, PhD

Senior Ecologist


Beyhan's Favorite Ecosystem
Tropical & Temperate Rainforest
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David Yozzo, PhD

Senior Ecologist


David's Favorite Ecosystem
Tidal Freshwater Marshes

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Robert Kurkjian, PhD

Senior Environmental Scientist


Robert's Secret Skill
Publishing Travel Guides
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Evan Gerber

Real Estate Professional


Evan's Ecological Affiliation
US Green Building Council
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Phil Rosenberg, PG

Consultant


Phil's Favorite Hobby
Sport Fishing
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Justin Apfel

Associate Ecologist


Justin's Favorite Outdoor Activity
Fishing


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Meghan Bowen, MESM

Associate Ecologist


Meghan's Secret Skill
Weaving with her loom

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Cate Collinson, P Biol

Associate Ecologist


Cate's Favorite National Park
Banff National Park

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Ellie Garza, PLA

Associate Landscape Architect


Ellie's Favorite Place to Camp
Roosevelt National Forest

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Justin Heyerdahl, MESM

Associate Ecologist


Justin's Favorite Hobby
Growing Exotic Blue Hibiscus


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Emily Hazelwood, MAS

Ecologist


Emily's Favorite Ecosystem
California Kelp Forest
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Amber Sparks, MAS

Ecologist


Amber's Favorite Place to Dive
Underneath Oil Rigs
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Liz Clift, MFA

Copy Editor


Liz's Favorite Hike
Chain Lakes Trail

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Lilia Gavrilenko, MS

Controller


Lilia's Favorite Travel Destination
Europe, especially Russia


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Davis Ladd

Marketing & Sales Manager


Davis' Favorite Travel Destination
Northern Arizona

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Grant Spiegel

Business Development Associate


Grant's Secret Skill
Producing Music