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Our Team

Staff

Aaron Cano

Aaron Cano

Program Officer

Janelle Choi Hillhouse

Janelle Choi Hillhouse

Program Officer

Jaime Colling

Jaime Colling

Program Officer

Katherine Day Hase

Katherine Day Hase

Development Director

Re deAnda

Re deAnda

Team Coordinator

Kristen Ragain

Kristen Ragain

Managing Director

Paty Sands

Paty Sands

Fundraising Program Manager


Board of Directors

Ben Steele

Ben Steele

Board Chair

EVP, Chief Customer Officer, REI Co-op

Eric Artz

Eric Artz

Board Member

President & CEO, REI Co-op

Portrait of Chris Carr

Chris Carr

Board Member

REI Co-op Board Member

Portrait of Katie Kniffen

Katie Kniffen

Board Member

Store Manager, Tustin CA, REI Co-op

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Squire Simpson

Board Member

Regional Director, Store Operations, REI Co-op

Wilma Wallace

Wilma Wallace

Board Member

Marc Berejka

Marc Berejka

President and Ex Officio Board Member (nonvoting)

DVP, Community Advocacy & Impact, REI Co-op


Community Advisors

Julie Garreau - Executive Director, Cheyenne River Youth Project
Jose Gonzalez - Founder of Latino Outdoors and Avarna Group Consultant
Teresa Martinez - Executive Director, Continental Divide Trail Coalition
Vasu Sojitra - Independent Consultant, advocate for the disability community
Charles Thomas - Executive Director, Outward Bound Adventures, Inc.

Nooshin Razani - MD, MPH, Associate Professor, UCSF, and Director, Center for Nature and Health at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital  
Jay Maddock - PhD, FAAHB, Regents Professor, Texas A&M and Director, Center for Health & Nature at Houston Methodist Hospital, Texan by Nature, and Texas A&M University  
Nalini Nadkarni - PhD, Professor Emeritus, University of Utah and National Geographic Explorer at Large  
Myron Floyd - PhD, Dean, College of Natural Resources, North Carolina State University  
Peter James - ScD, MPH, Associate Professor, Population Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health 


Alumni:
CJ Goulding - Partner, Avarna Group
Juan D. Martinez Pineda - Senior Program Manager, forum for Community Solutions, Aspen Institute
Mercy M'fon - Executive Director, Wild Diversity
Nikki Santos- Executive Director, Center for Native American Youth, Aspen Institute