Our Team



Mark S. Laska, PhD

Founder & President


Mark's Favorite Ecosystem
New World Tropical Rainforests

Jill McGrady, PhD

Vice President of Technical Services


Jill's Superpower
Green Thumb

David Yozzo, PhD

Director of Ecology


David's Favorite Ecosystem
Tidal Freshwater Marshes
Jessa Spainhower

Director of Operations


Jessa's (Former) Hobby
Improv Comedy


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
Beyhan T. Maybach, PhD

Senior Ecologist


Beyhan's Favorite Ecosystem
Tropical & Temperate Rainforest
Justin Heyerdahl, MESM

Data Science & Systems Ecology Lead


Justin's Favorite Hobby
Growing Exotic Blue Hibiscus


Ashley Davenport, PLA

Associate Landscape Architect


Ashley's Favorite Swim Spot
Limestone Cenotes

Elias Potashov, MCRS, CERP

Ecologist


Elias' Leisurely Interest
Bushcraft
Emma Garrison, MA

Ecologist


Emma's Favorite Bird
Peregrine Falcon

Julie Gifford

Ecologist


Julie's Dream Hike
Backcountry hiking the Telemark Region of Norway


Emily Hazelwood, MAS

Ecologist


Emily's Favorite Ecosystem
California Kelp Forest
Thea Lemberger, MS

Ecologist


Thea's Favorite Ecosystem
Daintree Rainforest

Yani Pohl, MESM

Ecologist


Yani's Secret Skill
Sewing
Eli Kanner

Ecology Intern


Eli's Favorite Activity
Rock Climbing

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

Senior Marketing Manager


Davis' Favorite Travel Destination
Northern Arizona


Affiliates

Jonathan Appelbaum, MESM

Senior Ecologist


Jonathan's Favorite Weekend Activity
Volunteering with Non-Profits
Meghan Bowen, MESM

Associate Ecologist


Meghan's Secret Skill
Weaving with her loom

Nick Buhbe, MS

Senior Ecologist


Nick's Favorite Activity
Anything with saltwater, except surfing!
Cate Collinson, P Biol

Associate Ecologist


Cate's Favorite National Park
Banff National Park


Adam Domanski, PhD

Environmental Economist


Adam's Favorite Outdoor Activity
Backcountry Skiing
Jon Green

Senior Ecologist


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