“It has always been clear the struggle to save biodiversity will be won or lost in the forests.” – E.O. WILSON
Our vision and mission
We envision a world where people and wild forests thrive.
Wild Forests and Fauna is a diverse network of professionals that activates local efforts to protect and restore globally important forests. We address regional conservation issues by connecting stakeholders, building capacity in local communities, and propelling ideas into action.
We believe what makes WildFF different is our investment in communities living on the frontlines of threatened forests. There are many local leaders and organizations eager to improve their communities in a sustainable way, yet lack the resources and connections to make a significant change. We take the time to understand the culture and local traditions and how it may translate to capacity building and economic opportunity. Communities who find a balance between healthy land use and meeting economic needs is what will keep forests–their homes–intact for future generations.
Jason Scullion Bio
Dr. Jason Scullion is a forest conservationist and Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies at McDaniel College (Maryland, USA), where he teaches environmental policy and management and conservation biology. He has a PhD in Environmental and Forest Sciences and master’s degrees in Public Administration and Forest Resources from the University of Washington. Jason's contributions to WildFF include providing board leadership and supporting the organization in project development, evaluation, and fundraising.
Board President and Co-founder
Corrie Reynoso Bio
Corrie is a communications consultant who has refined her creative and strategic writing skills working in healthcare advertising for 10 years. She has a Masters Degree from NYU in Environmental Conservation Education, 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 native NYC. Corrie contributes to her time to WildFF as program manager for projects in Uganda and as advisor in marketing and development.
Trey Montgomery Bio
After majoring in Geology at UNC, Chapel Hill and completing a Masters at University of Florida, Trey applied his background in science to the business world. He used his love for data and problem solving to climb the ranks of some of the fastest growing customer acquisition and technology companies in the nation. In his free time, he uses his experience and skill set gained in the corporate world to help ensure the success of nonprofits that focus on environmental protection and socio-economic equality.
Michael Mueller Bio
Michael is a former senior executive who has been working for global financial institutions for more than 20 years in Zurich, New York City and London. He holds a Masters Degree in International Relations from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland. Two of his passions are travelling and hiking which led him to some remote areas of the world and to a deep appreciation of unspoilt nature. He would like to use his business experience and skill set to contribute to conservation efforts.
Board Corporate Secretary
Joanna Trewern Bio
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 centers.
Georgia Beasley Bio
Georgia has an academic background in Global Studies and Anthropology. She first found herself in northern Uganda in 2012 while conducting research for her undergraduate thesis. Since then, she has worked for various international non-profits, with a focus on socio-cultural issues. Her life's motto is ubuntu, a Bantu-phrase meaning "I Am because We Are," a potent reminder of the interdependency between ourselves and all that surrounds us. Her biggest passion is to contribute to the resiliency of the human spirit, the well-being of communities, and the regeneration of this planet we call home.
Robin Van Loon Bio
Robin is the founder and Executive Director of Camino Verde, and has been based in the Tambopata region of the Peruvian Amazon since 2004. A long-time student of traditional and indigenous agricultural and medicinal practices, Robin's work has focused on developing community-based reforestation strategies to preserve important endangered plants of the Amazon. He is a writer, regenerative designer, and consultant in agroforestry, reforestation, and sustainable development.
Nancy Zamierowski Bio
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. 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.
Liz Feldman Bio
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.
Letty Brown Bio
Dr. Letty 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 conservation targets for a portion of the Brazilian Atlantic Forest. She currently works on forest carbon projects under voluntary and compliance climate change standards in California and abroad.
Pablo Baumart Bio
Pablo 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 greatest passion and skill. 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 led experiences and exemplary citizen empowerment projects with great impact in Colombia and Mexico. He has a Certificate in Urban Strategic Planning and Citizen Culture in Medellin, Colombia.
Vanessa Soto-Suyco Bio
Vanessa is from the Madre de Dios region of Peru and one of the first participants of the Future Leaders program by WildFF. She studied anthropology and has spent her post-graduate years in the public sector in both Social Development and environmental education. She is currently a local capacity building consultant for the PROMSEX NGO in Madre de Dios. She has a strong interest in the Amazon, socioeconomic and environmental development, gender equality and public management especially in Madre de Dios.
Luis Cueto Bio
Luis studied at the University of Arequipa in Peru with a focus on environmental science and systematics. He is a researcher at heart, taking part in several expeditions through the Peruvian Amazon to the Andes in the north of his country. He has worked on several ecological projects, with a focus on birds, to monitor behavioral and habitat changes to help inform future conservation initiatives. He was also a key contributor to the development of Las Piedras Amazon Center (LPAC) and creating good relations with the local communities. He is currently getting his PhD at the University of Oklahoma.
Claudia Mollet Bio
Claudia holds a Masters Degree in Economics and a minor in Political Sciences from the University of Bern, Switzerland. her most recent experience was an an operational risk manager with global responsibilities in a major financial institution. Having lived and worked in several countries and having travelled extensively, she is deeply interested in different cultures, and in exploring new landscapes and learning about flora and fauna. Combining her passion for photography and travelling she is currently writing a book about her travels in South America.
Sophia Winkler-Schor Bio
Sophia is German-American and has a dual master’s degree in International Nature Conservation from the University of Göttingen (Germany) and Lincoln University (New Zealand) as well as a bachelor’s from the University of Washington. Sophia’s research is focused on developing solutions for combating neo-tropical deforestation through an integration of conservation science, psychology, marketing, and social media. Particularly, her research explores human behavior and decision-making processes that influence pro- environmental behavior.
Board of Directors
Board President and Co-founder
Board Corporate Secretary
Native Seeds Project Consultant
ROBIN VAN LOON
Native Seeds Project Manager