Board Member since 2012, Executive Director from 2013-2015
Doug brings his entrepreneurial spirit and positive outlook to the world of conservation. Originally from New York, he managed UBS Investment Bank’s Mortgage Backed Securities Operations team through the credit crisis and was the first Executive Director of WFF. Currently residing in Seattle, Doug’s passions lie in creating profitable business ventures that are deeply rooted in ecological and social justice. He holds his MBA in Sustainable Systems with an Energy Certificate from Pinchot University (formerly known as BGI).
Board member since 2012
Dr. Jason Scullion is a forest conservationist and Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies at McDaniel College (Maryland, USA), where he teaches courses in environmental policy and management, conservation biology, and sustainability. Jason has a PhD in Environmental and Forest Sciences and master’s degrees in Public Administration and Forest Resources from the University of Washington. His research is focused on conserving frontier forests in the Americas through improved policy design and planning.
Board member since 2012
Liz Feldman has an MBA from Pinchot University, previously known as Bainbridge Graduate Institute, and currently serves as a business advisor for emerging, women and minority owned businesses for Portland State University’s Business Outreach Program. Her years in the Peace Corps in Paraguay, Experiential Education, Wilderness Therapy, and even her BS in Biology have helped shaped Liz’s passionate relationship with nature and the people who interact with it.
Board Member since 2015
Corrie is a professional copywriter who has refined her creative and strategic abilities working in healthcare advertising for 7 years. Through her foundational studies in biology and travel experiences to farflung areas of the world, she has learned a deep respect for nature, wildlife, and cultures different than her own in New York City. Corrie is interested in investigating ways to apply conservation concepts and sustainable solutions to companies' objectives. She is currently working toward her Masters Degree at NYU in Environmental Conservation Education.
Board Member since 2015
Combining his passion for story, user-focused design, and community engagement, Ryan amplifies brands for greater impact. He is the founder of Tango Foxtrot, a Seattle-based communications and branding firm and holds a BFA in Interior Design from the Art Institute of Seattle and an MBA in Sustainable Business from Pinchot University. He mentors and teaches in marketing, creativity and innovation, entrepreneurship and human-centered design.
Board member since 2016
Pablo is a citizen, dreamer and tireless builder of a more habitable planet. Everyday he is driven by a fervent love for animals, the environment, sustainability, social entrepreneurship and public relations. Creating, managing and organizing social events and campaigns is his great passion. Manager of the seventh National Congress of Urban Cycling in Mexico, member of the Medellin Urban Group, Hacking Health Monterrey, and Blooders.org with whom he has leaded experiences and exemplary citizen empowerment projects in Latin America, with great impact in Colombia and Mexico. He studied a Certification in Urban Strategic Planning and Citizen Culture in Medellin, Colombia.
Board member since 2015
Lucy is a PhD candidate at the University College of London. She has been working in the Amazon since 2008 on diverse projects and holds first class degrees from the University of York and Imperial College London. Lucy is passionate about reconciling biodiversity conservation and poverty alleviation, improving supply chains to increase the uptake of sustainable resource use and assessing the causes of forest conversion. She is co-founder of production company Relevant Films and is currently working on community agroforestry projects in Bolivia with Herencia, Royal Botanic Gardens of Kew and the Natural History Museum London.
Advisor, Board member 2013-2016
Dr. Letty B. Brown is a forest scientist who specializes in restoration, conservation planning, and carbon accounting. She has worked in the forests of US, Brazil, Costa Rica, Peru and Kenya. Letty holds a Ph.D. in Forest Science from UC Berkeley and did her post-doctoral work as a Fulbright Scholar in Brazil, where she conducted remote-sensing and ground-based research to map and designate conservation targets for a portion of the Brazilian Atlantic Forest. She currently works on forest (as well as wetland and grassland) carbon projects under voluntary and compliance climate change standards in California and abroad.
Advisor, Board member 2012 - 2014
Nancy is a consultant, coach and powerful connector. She is passionate about designing systems for collaboration and how we can work together for the mutual benefit of people and planet. Nancy facilitates the translation of a collective vision into workable applications in ways that are self-sustaining and activate leadership. Specifically, she seeds projects through co-visioning processes, team design and recruitment, project management, organizational strategy, coaching and collaboration architecture. She is a co-founder of another non-profit, impact-driven enterprise called Yellow Seed , which facilitates connections between farmers at origin and fair markets.
Future Leaders Intern 2016-2017
Joanna is half English, half Spanish, and is a recent graduate from Oxford University’s School of Geography & the Environment, where she studied an MSc in Biodiversity, Conservation and Management. She believes it’s important not just to protect biodiversity, but to make this goal relevant and beneficial to local people in order to ensure lasting success. She fell in love with the Amazon Rainforest after a visit to Peru in 2015, where she stayed for a year volunteering in wildlife rehabilitation centres (even though she was only meant to stay for two months!). In her free time she enjoys activities that allow her to be in nature, like hiking and longboarding.
Tobiahs is a senior at the University of Washington pursuing a degree in Environmental Science and Resource Management. It was during Tobiahs’ gap year that he recognized the vitality of the natural world and its interminable relationship to us. His current goal is to find strategies for reestablishing the relationship between people and their forests. After graduating Tobiahs will apply for the Peace Corps Master’s International Forestry Program through the University of Washington.
Jamie Sumire Costantino
Jamie is a senior pursuing Degrees in Environmental Science and Resource Management and Musical Theater at the University of Washington, Seattle. Thankful for her honors of working with organizations including Tilth Producers of Washington and SER-UW, she has been in love with learning about and working with plants and wildlife in partnership with humans for as long as she can remember. Presently, she is so excited to grow forward with a great hope and desire for supporting more direct accessible communication between environmental scientist and the public with WFF!
Helena is a sophomore at the University of Washington working towards a degree in Environmental Science and Resource Management. As a native to Washington she became interested in environmental awareness through her childhood experiences with Washington’s natural beauty and by taking multiple road trips to various national and state parks across the United States. She hopes to further her understanding of active conservation practices and environmental organizations through her internship with WFF.