Board President - 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 Vice President - Member since 2012; Executive Director 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 WildFF. 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 Treasurer - 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 Secretary - 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 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
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.
Board Member since 2017
Azura graduated from the University of Toronto in 2008 with an honors degree in Criminology, including a double minor in Political Science and Environmental Studies. Azura is currently the VP/Senior Manager of Regulatory Compliance Management – Anti-Money Laundering in Capital Markets at one of the Big Five Canadian Banks. Other career and professional development highlights include international work experience (specifically in Asia); several certifications within criminology; involvement in leadership development programs; and completion of the MaRs Entrepreneurial 101 lecture series. Azura is interested in giving back and becoming more involved in environmental sustainability and preservation efforts and is super excited to join the amazing board at WildFF.
Board Member since 2017
After majoring in Geology at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and completing a Master’s at University of Florida, Trey applied his background in science to the business world. He used data and a love for problem solving and innovation to climb the ranks of some of the fastest growing customer acquisition and technology companies in the nation. Passionate about protecting the environment and socio-economic equality, he uses his experience and the skill set gained in the corporate world to help ensure the success of organizations whose projects share the same goals.
Board member since 2017
John grew up a Michigander. He moved to Seattle in late 2002 to attend grad school at University of Washington, finishing an MS and MBA. He's had lifelong interest, support and participation in sustainability, green and renewables organizations as well as broad corporate experience in technology, finance, and business operations. He currently works at Amazon in technology product management.
Communications Associate since 2016
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.
Native Seeds Project Team
Georgia has an academic background in Global Studies and Anthropology, and first found herself in northern Uganda in 2012 while conducting research for her undergraduate thesis. Since then, she has worked for international non-profits, with a focus on socio-cultural issues. She has a background in Western herbalism and women's health, working with underserved women and survivors of sexual violence as a birth doula and advocate. 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, in some small way, to the resiliency of the human spirit, the well-being of communities, and the regeneration of this planet we call home. For the Native Seeds Project in Uganda, she is the Community Outreach and Medical Coordinator.
Robin Van Loon
Native Seeds Project Team
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.
Finance Team Intern 2018
A native of Skagit County, WA, Samantha is a senior French and International Studies double major at McDaniel College in Maryland. She has always loved the outdoors, and is looking to shift her career path towards working in non-profits and international community development, with a focus on creating sustainable solutions between the environment and the community. Whenever she has free time, she takes great pleasure in taking cat naps and throwing pottery.
Development Team Intern 2018
Kelly is a senior at McDaniel College finishing up her Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies. In January of 2018, she had the opportunity to visit the Las Piedras Amazon Center with The Forest Online program and fell in love with the forest and the people the live in it. Kelly is also a city girl and a native of Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam. She wants to make cities more sustainable and hopes to pursue a Master’s in Urban Planning in the near future.
Advisor; Founding 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.
Advisor; Past 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; Past Board Member 2016-2017
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.