Our Boards of Directors

and Advisors

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Board of Directors

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 & President
Director

Scott Trageser, Executive Director & President

Scott Trageser is a conservation biologist and photographer who has dedicated his life to protecting species overlooked by others. After pursuing a Ph.D. in Biosystems Engineering, his life took an…

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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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Candace M. Hansen-Hendrikx
Advisor

Candace M. Hansen-Hendrikx

Candace is a spokeswoman for underappreciated species who holds degrees in Geography, Anthropology and Geographic Information Systems and is also the Director of Communications and Partnerships for the Amphibian Survival…

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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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Bob Orenstein
Advisor

Bob 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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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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