Staff & Board of Directors

Message From the CEO

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 Chief Executive Officer

ACE CEO Laura Herrin

Laura Herrin

Chris Jackson

Chief of External Affairs & Partnerships

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Joellyn Stack

Grants and Development Director

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Celia Demers

Celia Demers

Grants and Development Specialist

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Operations

Laura Craig

Laura Craig

President and Chief Operating Officer

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Thembie Chiromo

Sithembile (Thembi) Chiromo

Senior Director of Finance and Compliance

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Randy Rupp

Senior Director of Integrated Technology Services & Support

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Brenda Yenkole

Brenda Yenkole

Senior Director of Human Resources

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Colin Giegerich

Senior Director of Risk Management

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Jim Kuhn

National Director for Facilities

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Heather Hill

Assistant Director – Finance

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Greg Benson

Payroll Manager

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Becky Donovan

Caroline Canter

Accounts Receivable/Collections Administrator

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ACE Staff

Kim McCaffrey

Accounts Payable Manager & Credit Card Admin

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Brandon Coppola

Brandon Coppola

Invoicing and Reporting Compliance Specialist

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Victor

Victor Gervacio

Full Stack Developer

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Kim McCaffrey

Jake Travis

National Facilities Manager

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James Lynn

Systems Administrator

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Molly Wasik

Invoicing and Compliance Coordinator

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Javier Guzman

Javier Guzman

ITSS Support Specialist

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ACE staff Hallie Kellerman

Hallie Kellerman

HR Generalist

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Katherine Jacobs

Katherine Jacobs

Grants and Agreements Compliance Coordinator

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Victoria Perez

Victoria Perez

HR and Benefits Coordinator

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Marketing & Communications

Elyse

Elyse Cogburn

National Outreach and Recruitment Strategy Manager

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Leanne Fisher

Marketing & Communications Director

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Emma Hartlaub

Emma Hartlaub

Social Media and Communications Specialist

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Program Support

2900 N. Fort Valley Rd.
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Jenn Layman

Jenn Layman

Chief Program Officer

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George Grygar

George Grygar

Chief of Staff

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Garrett Male

National Operations Manager

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Adam Scherm

National Crew Director

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Joel Baker

Joel Baker

National EPIC Director

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Emily Davis

Senior Manager of Program Administration

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ACE staff Barbara Lundquist

Barbara Lundquist

AmeriCorps Program Support Coordinator

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ACE staff Karen Pick

Karen Pick

Program Safety Manager

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Solutions

Jimmy Gregson

National Trails Program Manager 

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Dan McLendon

National Restoration Specialist

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Chris Savage

National Medical Training Specialist

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Jake Groth

Regional Trails Skills Trainer

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Josh Langdon

Equipment Operator

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Johnny

Johnny Wilke

Mechanized Equipment Operator

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Grady Morris

Forestry Technician

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Josh Burt<br />

Joshua Burt

Forestry:  National Saw Coordinator

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

Jack Hall

Member Manager – EPIC USFS

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Caris Hill

Caris Hill

Member Manager – EPIC BLM/USFS

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Joshua Haussler

Special Projects Manager

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Caroline

Caroline Mackenzie

Division Support Manager – EPIC BLM/USFS

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Al Richert

Al (Ally) Richert

Project Coordnator – EPIC BLM/USFS

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Anna Louise

Anna Louise Calliham

Recruitment and Division Support Coordinator – EPIC BLM/USFS

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Sheana Ward

Sheana Ward

Recruitment and Member Support Coordinator – EPIC  BLM/USFS

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Shawniece Reeder

Shawniece Reeder

Recruitment and Division Support Specialist – EPIC/BLM

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Allison Finch

Allison Finch

Member Support Coordinator – EPIC  BLM/USFS

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

Ellen Bley

Division Director – FWS

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Karen Vaughn

Associate Director – FWS

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Johannah McCollum

Program Manager – FWS

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ACE Staff Jake

Jacob Causey

Division Support Specialist -FWS

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ACE staff Claire

Claire Barnwell

Member Manager – FWS

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ACE Staff Cait Dunne

Cait Dunne

Member Support Manager – FWS

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Nick Sparling

Nick Sparling

National Energy Audits Coordinator – FWS

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Nich Jackosky

Program Manager – FWS

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Danielle Ramsden ACE staff

Danielle Ramsden

Member Manager – FWS

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Linda Garcia

Linda Garcia

Division Support Specialist – FWS

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ACE Staff Mac Utter

Mac Utter

Member Manager – FWS

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ACE Staff Ron Bethea

Ron Bethea

National Visitor Survey Field Coordinator – FWS

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Shannon Bowory

Shannon Borowy

Member Manager – FWS

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ACE Staff Saige Ruleau

Saige Ruleau

Member Manager – FWS

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EPIC – National Park Service (NPS)

Dave Bastian

Dave Bastian

Division Director –  NPS

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Amy Rupp

Amy Rupp

Associate Director – NPS

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Eleanor Mahoney

Eleanor Mahoney

National Coordinator, Mellon Humanities Fellowship – NPS

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Samira Rosario Martinez

CRDIP Member Manager – NPS

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Deja Charles

Deja Charles

NPS Academy Member Manager – NPS

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Michael Knapp

Western Region Program Manager – NPS

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ACE Kyle Ellison

Kyle Ellison

Historic Preservation Training Center Member Manager – NPS

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ACE Staff Andrew

Andrew Garcia

Signature Programs Manager – NPS

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ACE Staff Emanuel

Emanuel Aragon Cruz

Recruitment and Outreach Specialist – NPS

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Maya

Maya Opara Nadi

Eastern Member Manager – NPS

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Sabrina Caruso

Sabrina Caruso

Western Member Manager – NPS

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Molly Nash

Molly Nash

Eastern Program Manager – NPS

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Jackie Tauberman

Division Support Specialist – NPS

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Abby Bloomer

Division Support Specialist – NPS

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Emily Oostveen

Emily Oostveen

Member Manager – NPS

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Bee Garcia

Brenda "Bee" Garcia

Western Member Manager – NPS

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Vanessa ACE Staff

Vanessa Rogan

Western Member Manager – NPS

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Private Lands

Crystal Simons

Division Director – Private Lands

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Nick McGuire

Restoration Project Manager

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Hayley Smith

Associate Director – Easement Programs

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Trevor George

Trevor George

Associate Director – Restoration

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Michael

Michael Bee

ACE Partner Conservationist – NRCS Louisiana

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Brad Roberts

Easement Monitoring Specialist

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ACE staff Matt Nash

Matt Nash

Easement Technician

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Crew – Eastern (North Carolina)

63 Fletcher Commercial Drive 
Fletcher, North Carolina 28732

Joost Besijn

Division Director – Eastern

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Jamie LeTellier

Associate Director of Operations – Eastern

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Erin Canter

Erin Canter

Associate Director of Member Resources – Eastern

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Amanda

Amanda Gardner

Senior Project Manager – Eastern

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Kelcey Brown-Meacham

Project Manager – Eastern

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Lauren (Lolly) Martinek

Project Manager – Eastern

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ACE staff Matthew Moore

Matthew Moore

Project Manager – Eastern

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Jennifer Munson

Logistics – Eastern

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Ian McGufficke

Member Manager – Eastern

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Corinna Mokotoff

Member Support Coordinator

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ACE staff Jay Chermely

Jay Chermely

Membership Support Coordinator – Eastern

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Kate Kawachi

Kate Kawachi

Seasonal Member Support Specialist – Eastern

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Watson ACE Team Member

Watson

Senior Vibes Enhancer

 

Crew – Mountain West (Utah)

142 Old Highway 91, Suite 2
Hurricane, Utah 84737
Jessica Kervin

Jessica Kervin

Associate Director – Mountain West

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Hunter Schuyler

Logistics Coordinator – Mountain West

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Jason Martz

Jason Martz

Member Support Coordinator – Mountain West

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Scott Vlasak

Scott Vlasak

Senior Project Manager – Mountain West

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Emily Gerberding

Emily Gerberding

Project Manager – Mountain West

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Patrick Sutherin

Patrick Sutherin

Project Manager – Mountain West

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Lilly Hayley

Lilly Hayley

Logistics Coordinator – Mountain West

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ACE staff Kevin McNamara

Kevin McNamara

Member Support Coordinator – 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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Dawn Cramer

Program Manager – Pacific West

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Tyler Lau

Senior Project Manager – Pacific West

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Cassie Bongiorno

Project Manager – Pacific West

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Carlee Koritkowski

Program Manager – Pacific West

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Devin Williams

Devin Williams

Project Manager – Pacific West

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Rachel Motley

Rachel Motley

Logistics Coordinator – Pacific West (Ridgecrest)

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Tyler Yeomans

Tyler Yeomans

Member Support Coordinator – Pacific West 

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Jasmine Wynn

Jasmine Wynn

Member Support Coordinator – Pacific West

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Alexandria Fuller

Alexandria Fuller

Logistics Coordinator – Pacific West

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Jonathan Baxter

Jonathan Baxter

Project Manager – Pacific West

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ACE staff Alyssa Diaz

Alyssa Diaz

Logistics Coordinator and Support Specialist- 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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Mary Aland

Senior Project Manager – Southwest

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ACE Staff Bec

Bec Rosenblum

Associate Director of Member Programs – Southwest

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Mark Comer

Fleet & Facilities Manager – Southwest

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Jett Cattani

Project Manager – Southwest

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ACE Staff Claire Bolejack

Claire Bolejack

Project Manager – Southwest

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Kevin Schulze

Project Manager – Southwest

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Erik Johnson

Erik Johnson

Logistics Coordinator – Southwest

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ACE staff Sara Henderson

Sara Henderson

Member Support Coordinator – Southwest

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Hailee Day

Hailee Day

Member Support Coordinator – Southwest

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Board of Directors

Gail Adams ACE Board

Gail Adams

Board Member Since 2021

Bob Coates

Board Member Since 2018
Jeanne Wade Evans

Jeanne Wade Evans

Board Member Since 2019

Tony Lopez

Tony Lopez

Board Member Since 2023

Sarah Miggins ACE board

Sarah Miggins

Board Member Since 2022

Shayne Miller ACE Board

Shayne Miller

Board Member Since 2013

Trevor Pearson ACE Board

Trevor Pearson

Board Member Since 2021

Scott Springer ACE Board

Scott Springer

Board Member Since 2020