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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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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Nancy Orr, Treasurer
Director

Nancy Orr, Treasurer

Nancy learned to love nature at her family's cabin on a wooded lake in Nebraska, and in the Nebraska Sand Hills, where she spent much time on her grandparent's farm.…

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Rob Schell
Director

Rob Schell

Rob Schell is a wildlife biologist with more than 15 years in the environmental consulting industry. Rob is currently the Wildlife Practice Lead at WRA, Inc., and is based in…

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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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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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