Leadership

About Us

We envision a world where every student learns about the science of nature, is inspired by its beauty, and is motivated to take action to protect the natural world.

Leadership

Throughout its history, NatureBridge has benefited from extraordinary leadership. From our Board of Directors to our environmental science educators, the entire organization is comprised of leaders in their fields who are strongly committed to our mission.

Ian Yolles
Chair
Portland, OR
Carroll C. Yandell
Vice Chair
Ross, CA
Treasurer
Executive Vice President, 
Wells Fargo Bank
San Francisco, CA
Tracy Thompson
Secretary
Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
San Francisco, CA
Phillip Kilbridge
President & CEO, NatureBridge
San Francisco, CA
 

Dan Abrams
President, Cross River Pictures LLC
Venice, CA
Sr. Director of Compliance and Ethics, Pacific, Gas & Electric (PG&E)
San Francisco, CA
 
Lyme, CT
Susan S. Boren
Retired Partner, Spencer Stuart
Minneapolis, MN
Angela Chen
Vice President of Transformation, VF (former CFO at The North Face)
San Francisco, CA
 
Raoul Goff
CEO & Publisher, Insight Editions
San Rafael, CA 
Robert J. Holmes
Founder, The Holmes Group
Seattle, WA
Jenny Koehler
Partner, Power & Utilities Advisory Practice, Pricewaterhouse Coopers
 
 
Vera Michalchik
Learning Officer, Measurement, Evaluation and Learning
Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
Palo Alto, CA
 
 
 

Brad O'Brien
Partner
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati 

David Placek
Founder and President,
Lexicon Branding
Sausalito, CA 

 

 
Allan J. Prager
Chair, Yosemite Board
Orinda, CA
 
 
Walter Sive
Chair, Olympic Board

Port Angeles, WA

 
 
Barbara Semedo
Communications Manager, U.S. Oceans Initiative at the Pew Charitable Trusts
Washington, D.C. 
 
 
Consultant & Board Member
Founder, Noble Home
Woodside, CA 
 
 
Co-founder and CEO, Swift Co. A possible Agency
Portland, Oregon
 
 
Ben Steele
Senior Vice President
Chief Creative Officer, REI 

 

Ivy Archer Winters
Conservationist
San Francisco, CA

Board Emeritus

Valerie E. Anders
Garry Brewer, Ph.D.
Linda Brownstein
David "Jay" Flood
Jack Walston

National Park Service Liaison

Martha J. Lee
Deputy Regional Director,
Pacific West Region

 

Yosemite        

Chair, Yosemite Board
Orinda, CA
 
 
Martha H. Conklin,
Vice Chair, Yosemite Board
Founding Professor of Environmental Engineering
University of California, Merced
Merced, CA
 
 
Monte S. Meyers,
Treasurer, Yosemite Board
President, Shining Star Consulting
Berkeley, CA
 
 
Darrin D. Gambelin
Secretary, Yosemite Board
Associate, Katten Muchin Rosenmann, LLP
San Mateo, CA
 

Adam Pisoni
Founder & CEO, Abl
San Francisco, CA

 

Sandy Russel
Brand and Marketing Manager, Google
San Francisco, CA

 
   
   

Lyme, CT
Denys Duffy
Senior Vice President and Regional Manager,
Marin/North Bay Region
Union Bank
San Francisco, CA
Nancy Dyar
James Hamill
Program Manager,
California Communities Joint Powers Authority
Lafayette, CA
Steve Lefkovits
Principal,
RealtyCom Partners
 
Emily Pimentel
Environmental Scientist
San Francisco, CA
Miranda Stelfox
Vice President and District Manager, North Fresno-Merced District
Wells Fargo
Fresno, CA
James S. Titus
Will Thompson
Principal,
Thompson Dorfman
Mill Valley, CA
Stephanie Yu
   

Golden Gate

Chair, Golden Gate Board
San Anselmo, CA
Randall E. Reynoso
Vice Chair, Golden Gate Board
Executive Vice President
Wells Fargo Bank
San Francisco, CA

Anne Baxter
Point Reyes Station, CA
Jeff Buenrostro
Owner/Partner,
Metric Theory
San Francisco, CA
Greg Haddock
Vice President
Restoration Hardware
Courtney Hemphill
Partner
Carbon Five
Debra Maltenfort Hilleboe, M.D.
Washington, D.C.
Alan F. Krepack, Ph.D.
Mill Valley, CA
Jack Lapidos
San Francisco, CA
Gretchen LeBuhn, Ph.D
Biologist, SF State University
San Francisco, CA
Cicely Muldoon
National Park Service Liaison
Acting Superintendent,
Golden Gate National Recreation Area

San Francisco, CA

Steve Nelson
Ross, CA
Jordan O'Brien
Senior Management Consultant,
ARUP
San Francisco, CA
Chris Plante
Mill Valley, CA 
Mary Poland
Ross, CA 
 
Jennifer Scott 
Ben R. Toland
President,
Toland Associates
Mill Valley, CA 
Ivy Archer Winters
Consultant, Non-Profit Sector
San Francisco, CA
Wilford H. Welch
Board Chair Emeritus
Sausalito, CA
 

Olympic

Walter Sive
Chair, Olympic Board
Finance Consultant
Seattle, WA
Dipa Sudra
Secretary, Olympic Board
Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP
Seattle, WA
 Ed Zuckerman
Chair, Development
Senior Vice President
for State Capacity Building,
League of Conservation Voters
Seattle, WA

Lauri Bailey
Retired teacher, Education consultant
Seattle, WA
Eric Christensen
Attorney, Cairncross & Hempelmann
Seattle, WA
Jeff Cook
CFO, Port Blakely
Mercer Island, WA
Todd Cota
Senior Manager in Security & Infrastructure, West Monroe Partners
Jon Evans
VP of Analytics & Store Support, Savers
Seattle, WA

Val Grasparil
VP of Technology, Brighton Jones
Seattle, WA

Dottie Metcalf-Lindenburger
Earth Scientist, Educator, former Astronaut
Seattle, WA

Valerie Anders
Board Chair Emeritus
Anacortes, WA

Jeff Duda
USGS Liaison
Lynwood, WA

Stephen Streufert
VP of Education & Pacific Northwest Director
Seattle, WA

Becky Gates
Retired higher education professional, community volunteer
Mount Vernon, WA

Shawn Harmon
VP of Wealth Management, Goldman Sachs
Seattle, WA

Craig Smith
President, Connected Health Strategic Consulting, LLC
Seattle, WA

Greg Moga
Board Member Emeritus
Seattle, WA

Sarah Creachbaum
Superintendent, Olympic National Park
Port Angeles, WA

Southern California

Kevin Newman, Board Chair, Southern California Board, Santa Monica, CA

Aaron Bendikson
Partner and Co-Founder at Onsight Capital Management LLC
Pacific Palisades, CA

 
Anna Berzins Forkner

Southern California Board

Santa Monica, CA
Russell Galipeau
Superintendent,

Channel Islands National Park 

Josh Gertler
President & CEO, 
Consensus, Inc. 
Seth Ford Gilman
Senior Vice President,
Poms and Associates
Woodland Hills, CA 
Principal,
Given and Company
Santa Monica, CA 
Michael Gonzales
Founder,
Gonzales Law Group 
Perry Hollowell
Southern California Board
Santa Monica, CA 
Christopher Joseph
President,
CAJA Environmental Services
Los Angeles, CA
Susan Nissman
Public Servant,
Santa Monica Mountains
Topanga, CA
Bonnie Solmssen
Community Volunteer
Santa Monica, CA
David Szymanski,
National Park Service Liaison
Superintendent,
Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area
Thousand Oaks, CA
   

 

Mid-Atlantic Region

Thomas C. Kiernan
Chair, Mid-Atlantic Regional Board
Chief Executive Officer
American Wind Energy Association
Washington, D.C.

Anne Allison
Assoc. Professor of Biology
Piedmont Virgina Community College
Charlottesville, VA
Anna Escobedo Cabral
Unit Chief for Strategic Communications
Inter-American Development Bank
Arlington, VA
Neil Goodman
Partner, Corporate and Securities
Arnold & Porter LLC
Chevy Chase, MD
Reginald "Flip" Hagood
Retired National Park Service Director of Training and Education
Washington, D.C. 
Lisa K. Holmes
President of the Board
CitySeed
Hadlyme, CT

Destry Jarvis
President
Outdoor Recreation and Park Services, LLC
Hamilton, VA

Bill Maguire
Partner
Reluminati, LLC
Washington, D.C.

 

 Barbara Semedo
Communications Strategist
McClean, VA

Laura Sigman, M.D.
Emergency Medicine Specialist
Children's National Medical Center
Washington, D.C.
 

 

Phillip Kilbridge, President & CEO
Galen Quaring, Chief Finance Officer
Zack Macdonald, Chief Development Officer
Autumn Saxton-Ross, Mid-Atlantic Director
Aaron Rich, Golden Gate Director
Kristina Rylands, Yosemite Director
Stephen Streufert, Pacific Northwest Director, Vice President of Education
Melissa Johnson, Southern California Director
Nicole M. Ardoin, Ph.D., Chair
Assistant Professor, Stanford School of Education and Woods Institute on the Environment
Stanford, CA
 
Robert B. Blair, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, University of Minnesota Department of Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology
Saint Paul, MN
 
Executive Director and President, Biological Sciences Curriculum Study
Washington, DC
 
Vice Chair for Education and Board Liaison
Portola Valley, CA
 
Professor and Geography Department Head, University of Oregon
Eugene, OR
 
Vera Michalchik
Learning Officer, Measurement, Evaluation and Learning
Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
Palo Alto, CA
 
Sonia Ortega, Ph.D.
Program Director, NSF, International Science and Engineering
Arlington, VA
 
Reed Schneider, Director of Education, Yosemite
Jen Kidder, Director of Education, Olympic
Meg Jakubowski, Director of Education, Southern California
Jennie Pardi, Director of Education, Golden Gate
Kim Hanson, Director of Education and Operations, Mid-Atlantic Region

Our Core Values

At NatureBridge, the way we work supports our mission just as much as the work we do. Learn about our core values.

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