Our Team



Senior Management

Mark S. Laska, PhD

Founder & President


Mark's Favorite Ecosystem
New World Tropical Rainforests

Jessa Spainhower

Vice President of Operations


Jessa's (Former) Hobby
Improv Comedy

Joshua D. Eldridge, MS

Mountain Regional Director


Joshua's Catch Phrase
Good work leads to more work

Jill McGrady, PhD

Western Regional Director


Jill's Superpower
Green Thumb


Technical Staff

Justin Apfel

Associate Ecologist


Justin's Favorite Outdoor Activity
Fishing

Jonathan Appelbaum, MESM

Senior Ecologist


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

Senior Ecologist & Hydrologist


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

Senior Biologist


Rex's Favorite National Park
Islas del Golfo de California Biosphere Reserve

Meghan Bowen, MESM

Associate Ecologist


Meghan's Secret Skill
Weaving with her loom

Cate Collinson, P Biol

Associate Ecologist


Cate's Favorite National Park
Banff National Park

Ellie Garza, PLA

Associate Landscape Architect


Ellie's Favorite Place to Camp
Roosevelt National Forest

Graham Glass

Ecologist


Graham's Favorite Hike
Cirque of the Towers to Fremont Trail Loop - Wyoming

Emily Hazelwood, MAS

Ecologist


Emily's Favorite Ecosystem
California Kelp Forest
Justin Heyerdahl, MESM

Associate Ecologist


Justin's Favorite Hobby
Growing Exotic Blue Hibiscus

Thea Lemberger, MS

Ecologist


Thea's Favorite Ecosystem
Daintree Rainforest

Beyhan T. Maybach, PhD

Senior Ecologist


Beyhan's Favorite Ecosystem
Tropical & Temperate Rainforest

Elias Potashov, MCRS

Associate Ecologist


Elias' Leisurely Interest
Bushcraft
Zabe Premo, MS

Ecologist


Zabe's Secret Skill
Whale Facts
Natalie Smith

Ecologist


Natalie's Secret Skill
Vegetable Gardening
David Yozzo, PhD

Senior Ecologist


David's Favorite Ecosystem
Tidal Freshwater Marshes

Affiliates

Nick Buhbe, MS

Senior Ecologist


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

Senior Ecologist


Rocky's Favorite Outdoor Activity
Riding ATVs to Job Sites
Adam Domanski, PhD

Environmental Economist


Adam's Favorite Outdoor Activity
Backcountry Skiing
Evan Gerber

Real Estate Professional


Evan's Ecological Affiliation
US Green Building Council

Jon Green

Senior Ecologist


Jon's Most Remote Travel
Lake Baikal, Siberia, Russia
Morgan Halane

Ecologist


Morgan's Favorite Outdoor Activity
Visiting National Parks
Sarah Hardy

Ecologist


Sarah's Favorite Place to Hike
Ecuadorian Andes
Mitch Jenkins, MS

Senior Ecologist


Mitch's Favorite Place to Hike
Idaho Backcountry

Robert Kurkjian, PhD

Senior Environmental Scientist


Robert's Secret Skill
Publishing Travel Guides
Phil Rosenberg, PG

Consultant


Phil's Favorite Hobby
Sport Fishing
Amber Sparks, MAS

Ecologist


Amber's Favorite Place to Dive
Underneath Oil Rigs


Operations Staff

Liz Clift, MFA

Copy Editor


Liz's Favorite Hike
Chain Lakes Trail

Lilia Gavrilenko, MS

Controller


Lilia's Favorite Travel Destination
Europe, especially Russia

Davis Ladd

Marketing & Sales Manager


Davis' Favorite Travel Destination
Northern Arizona