MEET THE TEAM

EXPERTS IN THE FIELD

ARC is led by a dedicated and talented team of conservationists. With wide-ranging skill sets, from hardcore science and policy to those who specialize in partnerships and awareness, we are building integrative conservation programs across the country and leading them with action and innovative methodology. Together, we can redefine what is possible in the realm of amphibian, reptile, and habitat conservation.

JJ Apodaca
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JJ Apodaca

EXECUTIVE

DIRECTOR

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José Garrido
José Garrido

NATIONAL PROGRAMS

DIRECTOR

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Kat Diersen
Kat Diersen

PRIVATE LANDS AND

POLICY DIRECTOR

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Stephanie Haan-Amato
Stephanie Haan-Amato

COMMUNICATIONS

DIRECTOR

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Heather Lowe
Heather Lowe

DEVELOPMENT

DIRECTOR

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Becca Cozad
Becca Cozad

SOUTHWESTERN

PROGRAM COORDINATOR

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Ben Morrison
Ben Morrison

COASTAL PLAINS

PROGRAM COORDINATOR

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Emilly Nolan
Emilly Nolan

SOUTHERN APPALACHIANS

PROGRAM COORDINATOR

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Sydney Sheedy
Sydney Sheedy

ASSISTANT FIELD

PROJECT

MANAGER

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Luis Tirado
Luis Tirado

GIS

MANAGER

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Zach Truelock
Zach Truelock

PRIVATE LANDS

BIOLOGIST

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ADMINISTRATIVE

Erika Noriega Torres
Erika Noriega Torres

COMMUNICATIONS

COORDINATOR

Lizzee Warner-Garrido
Lizzee Warner-Garrido

Development Support

Specialist

 

FIELD BIOLOGISTS

Berenice Chacon
Berenice Chacon
Nicole Dahrouge
Nicole Dahrouge
Brian Dempsey
Brian Dempsey
Kevin Hutcheson
Kevin Hutcheson
Grace Laskey
Grace Laskey
Grace Laskey
Maya Morales
Maddie Prickett
Maddie Prickett
Rob Tiffin
Rob Tiffin
Karen Watson
Karen Watson

Priya Nanjappa
Priya Nanjappa

BOARD CHAIR

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@Ron Grunwald
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Eitan Grunwald

BOARD TREASURER

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Jimmy Bullock
Jimmy Bullock

BOARD MEMBER

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Sarah Cross Owen
Sarah Cross Owen

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Whit Gibbons
Whit Gibbons

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Tony Mills
Tony Mills

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David Proctor
David Proctor

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Dave Swartz
David Swartz

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Brian Todd
Brian Todd

BOARD MEMBER

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