Our Boards of Directors

and Advisors

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Board of Directors

Nicki Boyd
Director

Nicki Boyd

Nicki Boyd CPAT-KA, CPBT-KA Associate Curator of Behavioral Husbandry San Diego Zoo Nicki Boyd is the Associate Curator of Behavioral Husbandry at the San Diego Zoo.  Her educational background includes…

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Ryan Crutchfield
Director

Ryan Crutchfield

Ryan is a technology leader and IT strategist with expertise in software development, web technologies, infrastructure, mapping technologies, and networking. He has used this background to found and build FishMap.org,…

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Randy Lockwood, Ph.D.
Director

Randy Lockwood, Ph.D.

Dr. Lockwood has degrees in biology and psychology from Wesleyan University, Connecticut and a doctorate in physiological and comparative psychology from Washington University in St. Louis, where his research focused…

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Scott Trageser
Scott Trageser, Executive Director & Board Chair
Director

Scott Trageser, Executive Director & Board Chair

From catching butterflies by age 2 to discovering new species by age 22, Scott has found his calling as a conservationist, researcher, and award-winning photographer and has dedicated his life…

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Scott Waters
Director

Scott Waters

A native of Illinois, a Californian since 1996, Scott brings over 30 years of award winning storytelling and messaging experience. Scott spent almost 30 years as a photojournalist on a…

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Board of Advisors

Devin Edmonds
Devin Edmonds
Advisor

Devin Edmonds

Devin is a doctoral student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Prior to graduate school, he served as the Program Manager for the Lemur Conservation Foundation, a position he…

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Michael Graziano
Advisor

Michael Graziano

Mike earned his Ph.D. in ecology from The Ohio State University studying how shifts in dominant plant communities as a result of climate change, lack of disturbance, and invasive species…

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Ryan Lynch
Advisor

Ryan Lynch

Ryan received his MS in Wildlife Ecology from the University of Florida working on site occupancy models to monitor Anuran populations in the Florida Everglades. During the seven years Ryan…

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Paul Maier
Paul Maier
Advisor

Paul Maier

Paul earned his Ph.D. in evolutionary biology from UC Riverside and San Diego State, studying the evolutionary past, present, and future of Yosemite toads in California. He has a passion…

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Gregory McNamee
Advisor

Gregory McNamee

Gregory McNamee is a writer, journalist, editor, photographer, and publisher. He is the author or title-page editor of forty books and author of more than 7,500 periodical pieces, including articles,…

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Robert Orenstein
Advisor

Robert Orenstein

Bob is a retired intellectual property attorney and engineer who relocated to Tucson after a 27 year career at General Electric, having worked across a broad spectrum of projects related…

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Cynthia Radford
Advisor

Cynthia Radford

Cynthia is a Leadership Coach and Facilitator who’s worked around the world with leaders and teams from more than 40 countries and a wide variety of organizations to engage diverse…

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Brian Ravizza
Brian Ravizza
Advisor

Brian Ravizza

Brian has a long history with The Biodiversity Group. In addition to participating in field studies, he has coordinated and facilitated expeditions to study sites in Ecuador. He has also…

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