Staff & Board of Directors

Message From the President

At ACE our most valuable resource is our dedicated members, partners and staff. Everyone on our staff is involved in our organization’s vision and success, and we believe having a team of self-starting, mission-driven individuals with a passion for purposeful collaboration is what makes ACE one of the most successful and robust conservation corps programs in the country. Our culture is one that encourages, supports, and celebrates the diversity of backgrounds, ideas and life experiences of our employees.

Office of the President

914 N. San Francisco, Suite M
Flagstaff, AZ 86001

Laura Herrin

CEO and President

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Chris Jackson

Chief of External Affairs & Partnerships

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Joellyn Stack

Public Grants Manager

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Organizational Culture

2900 N Fort Valley Rd.
Flagstaff, AZ 86001

Alex Tremble

Chief Culture Officer

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Hannah Wendel

Senior Director of Organizational Culture

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Gabriella Logan

Outreach & Talent Acquisition Manager

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Mackenzie Messing

Communications and Marketing Manager

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Finance & Technology

914 N. San Francisco, Suite M
Flagstaff, AZ 86001

Laura Craig

Chief Financial Officer

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Randy Rupp

Senior Director of Integrated Technology Services & Support 

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Colby Page

Agreement Finance & Compliance Manager

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Ben Pohl

Senior Software Developer

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Tony Anderson

Accounts Receivable & Benefits Administrator

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Heather Hill

Accounts Payable Manager

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Greg Benson

Payroll Manager

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James Lynn

Systems Administrator 

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Alassane Niang

Finance Specialist

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A.J. Conrad

Agreement and Compliance Integration Manager

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Molly Wasik

Agreements & Compliance Specialist

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Victor Gervacio

Front End Developer

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Judi Cooper

Controller

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Program Operations

2900 N. Fort Valley Rd.
Flagstaff, AZ 86001

Rafael Rosa

Chief Program Officer

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George Grygar

 Senior Director of Program Operations

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Jim Kuhn

National Director for Facilities

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Michael Pietak

National Member Support Manager

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Caroline Canter

National Operations Manager

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Colin Giegerich

Director of Risk Management

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Emily Davis

AmeriCorps Program and Compliance Manager

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Jenn Layman

National EPIC Director

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Adam Scherm

National Crew Director

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Solutions

2900 N. Fort Valley Rd.
Flagstaff, AZ 86001

Mark Loseth

National Trails Specialist

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Carl Nelson

National Forestry Specialist

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Jimmy Gregson

Conservation Trainer & Coordinator – Southwest

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Dan McLendon

National Restoration Specialist

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Christian Bopp

National Medical Training Specialist

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Mitch Bishop

Equipment Operator

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Josh Langdon

Equipment Operator

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EPIC – Bureau of Land Management (BLM)/U.S. Forest Service (UFS)

3200 South 700 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84106

Joel Baker

Division Director – BLM/UFS

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Jack Hall

Member Manager – BLM

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Celia Demers

Member Manager – BLM

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Joshua Haussler

Special Projects Manager  – BLM

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Amanda McGarry

Member Coordinator – EPIC/UFS

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Elyse Cogburn

Member Manager – BLM/UFS

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Caroline MacKenzie

National Recruitment and Division Support Specialist – BLM/UFS

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EPIC – U.S Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS)

3200 South 700 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84106

Kevin Sloan

Division Director – FWS

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Adam Auerbach

Associate Director – FWS

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Ellen Bley

Associate Division Director – FWS

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Katie Lyon

National Trails Project & Data Manager -FWS

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Jacob Causey

Division Support Specialist – FWS

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Claire Barnwell

Division Support Specialist – FWS

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Marilyn Long

National Trails Inventory Data Collection Technician – FWS

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Sarah Rappaport

National Visitor Survey Logistics Coordinator – FWS

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Nick Jackosky

Division Support Specialist – FWS

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Andrew Garcia

Division Support Specialist – FWS

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Johannah McCollum

Division Support Specialist – FWS

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Madison Ficca

Division Support Specialist – FWS

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EPIC – National Park Service (NPS)

3200 South 700 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84106

Peter Woodruff

National Division Director – NPS

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Bianca Wahkinney

Member Coordinator – NPS

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Zoë Gordon

National Associate Director – NPS

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Madison Douthitt

Eastern Regions Program Manager – NPS

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Deidra Goodwin

NPS Academy Program Manager – NPS

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Jen Wells

WASO and CRDIP Program Manager – NPS

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Kyle Ellison

Member Support Specialist – NPS

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Ellie Opdahl

Division Support Specialist – NPS

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Deanna Stark

Western Regions Program Manager – NPS

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Vic Yee

National Recruitment Specialist – NPS

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Shannon Borowy

Recruitment and Outreach Specialist – NPS

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Emanuel Aragon Cruz

Outreach and Recruitment Specialist – NPS

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EPIC – Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)

3200 South 700 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84106

Crystal Simons

Division Director – NRCS

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Nick McGuire

ACE Partner Conservationist

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Hayley Smith

Associate Director – NRCS

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Fiona Brodie

Support Specialist – NRCS

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Robert Suseland

ACE Partner Conservationist

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Meghan Tait

Easement Monitoring Technician – NRCS

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Trevor George

Restoration Project Manager – NRCS

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Brad Roberts

ACE Partner Conservationist – NRCS

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Michael Bee

NRCS Louisiana Easement Technician – NRCS

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Crew – Eastern (North Carolina)

63 Fletcher Commercial Drive 
Fletcher, North Carolina 28732

Joshua Burt

Eastern Operations & Training Specialist 

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Karen Vaughn

Associate Director of Field Operations – Eastern

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Hallie Kellermen

Associate Director of Member Programs – Eastern

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Jamie LeTellier

Project Manager – Eastern

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Olivia Dannemiller

Outreach & Member Manager  – Eastern

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Kerri Ryan

Project Manager – Eastern

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Melissa Watson

Division Support Specialist – Eastern

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Matt Bullard

Project Manager – Eastern

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Crew – Mountain West (Utah)

142 Old Highway 91, Suite 2
Hurricane, Utah 84737

Aaron Wilson

Division Director – Mountain West 

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Hunter Schuyler

Logistics Coordinator – Mountain West

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Hannah Knapp

Operations Manager of Member Experience and Outreach  – Mountain West

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Kody Crawford

Operations Manager of Partner Experience and Field Operations – Mountain West

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Brynn Strain

Member Support Manager – Mountain West

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Kaitlin Krause

Project Manager – Mountain West

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Crew – Pacific West (California)

Chris Binder

Division Director – Pacific West

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Dennis Frenier

Associate Director of Operations – Pacific West

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Carolyn Getschow

Grants & Contracts Administrator – Pacific West

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Nathan Schwarting

Senior Project Manager – Pacific West

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Travis Reid

Senior Project Manager – Pacific West

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Marcel Coppolino

Associate Director of Member Resources – Pacific West

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Stephen Lokos

Project Manager – Pacific West

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Cassie Bongiorno

Project Manager – Pacific West

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Alex Levensaler

Logistics Coordinator – Pacific West

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Devin Williams

Project Manager – Pacific West

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Matthew Daniels

Member Support Coordinator – Pacific West

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Sam Richards

Project Manager – Pacific West

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David Chaman

Logistics Coordinator – Pacific West

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Ama Koenigshof

Senior Project Manager – Pacific West

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Crew – Southwest (Arizona)

2900 N. Fort Valley Road, Flagstaff AZ, 86001

Keean Ruane

Division Director – Southwest

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Jack McMullin

Associate Director of Operations – Southwest

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Nicole Cuaz

Associate Director of Member Resources – Southwest

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Nick Kramer

Member Support Coodinator – Southwest

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Mary Aland

Project Manager – Southwest

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Randy Davidson

Coronado National Forest ACE Volunteer Coordinator – Southwest

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Erik Johnson

Logistics Coordinator– Southwest

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Mark Comer

Fleet & Facilities Manager – Southwest

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Beryl Kelley

Member Support Manager – Southwest

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Joel Rake-Marona

Senior Project Manager – Southwest

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Jake Groth

Project Manager – Southwest

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Grady Morris

Project Manager – Gulf Coast

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Gabe Davila

Project Manager – Southwest

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Board of Directors

Shayne Miller

Board Member Since 2013

Bob Coates

Board Member Since 2018

Jeanne Wade Evans

Board Member Since 2019

Scott Springer

Board Member Since 2020

Trevor Pearson

Board Member Since 2021

Gail Adams

Board Member Since 2021

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