Our Team

The People Behind Wild Fish Conservancy

Our staff is comprised of approximately 20 professional scientists, advocates, and educators, and our Board of Directors is represented by a group of dedicated and accomplished scientists, natural-resource managers, activists, and leading voices in the field of conservation ecology.

Together, our staff and board's decades of experience in technical research, engineering, advocacy, and public education allow us to effectively address a broad range of complex issues facing wild fish— always with science as our compass.

Staff

Emma Helverson

Emma Helverson

Executive Director
Kurt Beardslee

Kurt Beardslee

Director of Special Projects
Jamie Glasgow

Jamie Glasgow

Director of Science and Research
Micah Wait

Micah Wait

Director of Conservation
Dr. Nick Gayeski

Dr. Nick Gayeski

Aquatic Ecologist
Mary Lou White

Mary Lou White

Projects Manager/Field Biologist
Adrian Tuohy

Adrian Tuohy

Biologist
Conrad Gowell

Conrad Gowell

Biologist
Colleen McGee

Colleen McGee

Biologist
Doug Hennick

Doug Hennick

Aquatic Ecologist
Frank Staller

Frank Staller

Field Technician
Blake Joplin

Blake Joplin

Field Biologist
Joe Verelli

Joe Verelli

Field Technician
Tina Green

Tina Green

Bookkeeper
Arny Stonkus

Arny Stonkus

Chief Engineer/Ecologist
Paige Hosman

Paige Hosman

Biologist

Devin Swanson

Software Engineer/ IT

Board Members

Thank you to all our members who cast a vote in Wild Fish Conservancy’s 2023 Board Election! The ballots are in and we’re excited to share that the following Board members were re-elected for 3-year terms beginning in 2024:

Graham MacKenzie

Graham MacKenzie

Board President
Hugh H. Lewis

Hugh H. Lewis

Board Secretary/Treasurer
Vance Jennings

Vance Jennings

Board Member
Candace Beardslee

Candace Beardslee

Board member
Dr. Jack Stanford

Dr. Jack Stanford

Board member
Jim Lichatowich

Jim Lichatowich

Board member

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