Point Blue staff bring their passion and dedication to inspire positive conservation outcomes for a healthy, blue planet teeming with life.

David Adams
Executive Assistant
Finance and Administration

Emily Allen
STRAW Project Manager
Education and Outreach

Lishka Arata
Conservation Educator
Education and Outreach

Stacey Atchley-Manzer
Associate Director of Philanthropy
Development

Grant Ballard, Ph.D.
Chief Science Officer
Climate Change and Quantitative Ecology

Blake Barbaree
Avian Habitat Ecologist
Pacific Coast and Central Valley

Jennifer Benson
Restoration Project Manager, STRAW
Education and Outreach

Ryan Berger
Farallon Program Biologist
California Current

Russell Bradley
Senior Scientist, Farallon Program Manager
California Current

Kathleen Brown
STRAW Faculty Coordinator
Education and Outreach

Ryan Burnett
Sierra Nevada Group Director
Sierra Nevada

Lee Callero
Payroll/Accounts Payable/HR
Finance and Administration

Brent Campos
Northern Sierra Program Leader
Sierra Nevada

Karen Carlson
Staff Accountant, Grant and Contracts Manager
Finance and Administration

Ellie Cohen
President & CEO
Finance and Administration

Renée Cormier
Avian Ecologist
Pacific Coast and Central Valley

Mark Dettling
Avian Ecologist
Pacific Coast and Central Valley

Ryan DiGaudio
California Partners in Flight Coordinator, Ecologist
Emerging Programs and Partnerships

Deanne DiPietro
Data Manager, California Landscape Conservation Cooperative
Informatics and IT

Dave Dixon
Snowy Plover Biologist
Pacific Coast and Central Valley

Kristen E. Dybala, Ph.D.
Senior Research Ecologist
Pacific Coast and Central Valley

Meredith Elliott
Senior Scientist, ACCESS Program Biologist
California Current

Nathan Elliott
Spatial Analyst and Informatics Programmer
Climate Change and Quantitative Ecology

Megan Elrod
San Francisco Bay Biologist & Librarian
San Francisco Bay

Jenny Erbes
Snowy Plover Project Biologist
Pacific Coast and Central Valley

Bonnie Eyestone
Partner Biologist
Emerging Programs and Partnerships

Carleton Eyster
Snowy Plover Biologist
Pacific Coast and Central Valley

Michael Fitzgibbon
Chief Technology Officer
Informatics and IT

Alissa Fogg
Central Sierra Project Leader
Sierra Nevada

Nancy Gamble
Director of Philanthropy
Development

Thomas Gardali
Pacific Coast and Central Valley Group Director
Pacific Coast and Central Valley

Doug George
Avian Ecologist
Pacific Coast and Central Valley

Geoffrey Geupel
Emerging Programs and Partnerships Group Director
Emerging Programs and Partnerships

Leia Giambastiani
Restoration Projects Manager
Education and Outreach

Wendell Gilgert
Working Lands Program Director
Emerging Programs and Partnerships

Gina Graziano
Conservation Educator
Education and Outreach

Kolten Hawkins
Partner Biologist
Emerging Programs and Partnerships

Carlie Henneman
Ecologist
Pacific Coast and Central Valley

Alicia Herrera
Rangeland Watershed Initiative Partner Biologist
Emerging Programs and Partnerships

Catherine Hickey
Conservation Director
Pacific Coast and Central Valley

Julie Howar
Coastal Program Biologist, GIS Specialist
California Current

Diana Humple
Avian Ecologist & Banding Coordinator
Pacific Coast and Central Valley

Jaime Jahncke, Ph.D.
California Current Group Director
California Current

Scott Jennings
Research Associate, Antarctica Program
Climate Change and Quantitative Ecology

Dennis Jongsomjit
GIS Specialist
Climate Change and Quantitative Ecology

Marilyn Kihara
Controller
Finance and Administration

Heather Kurland
Office and Facilities Manager
Finance and Administration

Fayvor Love
Informatics Program Director
Informatics and IT

Kiley Lucan
Annual Campaign and Events Manager
Development

Martin Magana
Informatics Engineer
Informatics and IT

Benjamin Martin
Rangeland Watershed Initiative Partner Biologist
Emerging Programs and Partnerships

Christopher McCreedy
Desert Ecologist
Emerging Programs and Partnerships

Jamie Miller
Coastal Program Biologist
California Current

Doug Moody
Database Programmer
Informatics and IT

Kristie Nelson
Mono Lake California Gull Project Manager
Sierra Nevada

Kriss Neuman
Waterbird Ecologist
Pacific Coast and Central Valley

Nadav Nur
Quantitative Ecologist
Climate Change and Quantitative Ecology

Melissa Odell
Rangeland Watershed Initiative Partner Biologist
Emerging Programs and Partnerships

Bre Owens
Rangeland Watershed Initiative Coordinator
Emerging Programs and Partnerships

Gary Page
Principal Scientist
Pacific Coast and Central Valley

John Parodi
STRAW Restoration Manager
Education and Outreach

Claire Peaslee
Newsletter Editor
Education and Outreach

Melissa Pitkin
Outreach and Education Group Director
Education and Outreach

Elizabeth (Libby) Porzig, Ph.D.
Senior Ecologist
Pacific Coast and Central Valley

Navit Reid
Rangeland Watershed Initiative Partner Biologist
Emerging Programs and Partnerships

Matt Reiter, Ph.D.
Avian Wetland Quantitative Ecologist
Pacific Coast and Central Valley

Jay Roberts, Ph.D.
Avian Forest Ecologist
Sierra Nevada

Dan Robinette
Senior Scientist, Coastal Marine Program Leader
California Current

Cotton Rockwood
Senior Marine Ecologist
California Current

Laurette Rogers
STRAW Program Director
Education and Outreach

Tiffany Russell
Rangeland Watershed Initiative Partner Biologist
Emerging Programs and Partnerships

Leo Salas, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist
Climate Change and Quantitative Ecology

Briana Schnelle
Rangeland Watershed Initiative Partner Biologist
Emerging Programs and Partnerships

Laurel Schuyler
Assistant Controller
Finance and Administration

Nathaniel E. Seavy, Ph.D.
Research Director
Pacific Coast and Central Valley

Kristin Sesser
Avian Ecologist
Pacific Coast and Central Valley

Corey Shake
Partner Biologist, Rangeland Watershed Initiative
Emerging Programs and Partnerships

David Shuford
Senior Biologist
Pacific Coast and Central Valley

Lynne Stenzel
Senior Wetland Ecologist
Pacific Coast and Central Valley

Zhahai Stewart
Data Manager, California Landscape Conservation Cooperative
Informatics and IT

Isaiah Thalmayer
STRAW Project Manager
Education and Outreach

Jim Tietz
Farallon Program Biologist
California Current

Sam Veloz, Ph.D.
Climate Adaptation Group Director
Climate Change and Quantitative Ecology

Susan Lee Vick
Chief Advancement Officer
Development

Pete Warzybok
Farallon Program Biologist
California Current

Kelly Weintraub
Rangeland Watershed Initiative Partner Biologist
Emerging Programs and Partnerships

Lara White
STRAW Restoration and Outreach Technician
Education and Outreach

Eve Williams
Development Operations Manager
Development

Julian Wood
San Francisco Bay Program Leader
San Francisco Bay

Vanessa Wyant
STRAW Project Manager
Education and Outreach