Our ecosystems experts


  • Ahlen, Jenny Manager, Supply Chain, Corporate Partnerships

    Areas of expertise: Green supply chain

    Office: Bentonville, Arkansas

  • Anderson, Katie Sustainable sourcing specialist

    Areas of expertise: corporate sustainability strategy, public-private partnerships, agricultural supply chains, agricultural sustainability, nutrient use efficiency.

    Office: Raleigh, North Carolina

  • Babbitt, Christina Manager, CA Groundwater Program

    Areas of expertise: Water resources management; water policy; groundwater management; adaptive management and resilience of impaired watersheds; institutional design and governance; social-ecological systems; strategic planning

    Office: San Francisco

  • Brodnax, Sara Manager, Habitat Markets

    Areas of expertise: habitat markets, ecosystem services, agricultural sustainability, working lands, wildlife conservation, endangered species

    Office: Washington, D.C.

  • Chapman, Karen Project Manager, Agriculture Sustainability

    Areas of expertise: nutrient loss, fertilizer management, supply chain solutions, endangered species, environmental justice

  • Cochran, Steve Associate Vice President, Coastal Protection

    Areas of expertise: Ecosystems, natural infrastructure, rivers and deltas

    Office: Washington, D.C.

  • Couture, Jennifer Economic Policy Analyst

    Areas of expertise: Economic policy, climate change impacts, fisheries

    Office: New York City

  • Cunniff, Shannon Deputy Director, Water Program

    Areas of expertise: Ecosystems, rivers and deltas, water engineering, natural infrastructure, climate resilience, coastal protection

    Office: Washington, D.C.

  • Areas of expertise: Climate change, methane, natural gas local distribution, air quality, and geoengineering

    Office: San Francisco

  • Festa, David H. Senior Vice President, Ecosystems

    Areas of expertise: Ecosystem resilience, environmental markets, sustainable agriculture, food security, habitat exchanges, natural infrastructure, natural resources management and policy, recreational and commercial fishing

    Office: San Francisco

  • Friedman, Suzy Director, Agricultural Sustainability

    Areas of expertise: environmental science and policy, nutrient use efficiency, agricultural sustainability, agricultural supply chains, USDA conservation programs, precision agriculture

    Office: Washington, D.C.

  • García Briones, Ana Lucía Senior Specialist, CA Groundwater Program

    Areas of expertise: Water policy, research, community engagement and participatory decision making

    Office: San Francisco

  • Gordon, Doria Lead Senior Scientist

    Areas of expertise: Invasive species risk assessment, biodiversity conservation, fire ecology, restoration ecology, ecosystem resilience

    Office: Washington, D.C.

  • Hamburg, Steven Chief Scientist

    Areas of expertise: Systems ecology, Biogeochemistry, Climate change impacts, Forest ecology, Soils, C cycle

    Office: Boston

  • Hayden, Ann Director, CA Habitat Exchange & Western Water

    Areas of expertise: environmental markets, riparian and wetland habitat, rivers and deltas

    Office: San Francisco

  • Holst, Eric Associate Vice President, Working Lands

    Areas of expertise: conservation solutions on working lands, endangered species, forest communities, Safe Harbor

    Office: Sacramento, California

  • Holstein, Elgie Senior Director for Strategic Planning

    Areas of expertise: Climate change, Land, Water & Wildlife programs, rivers and deltas, energy policy

    Office: Washington, D.C.

  • Jackson, Brian Associate Director, Stakeholder Projects, Mississippi River Delta Restoration

    Areas of expertise: Ecosystems, natural infrastructure, community resiliency, stakeholder engagement, rivers and deltas

    Office: Boulder, Colorado

  • Kritee Senior Scientist

    Areas of expertise: Climate smart agriculture, Soil carbon, Soil Health, Rice, Methane and nitrous oxide emissions, Nitrogen & Water use efficiency, Environmental microbiology, Stable isotope biogeochemistry, and Mercury pollution

    Office: Boulder, Colorado

  • Kroopf, Sara Agriculture Project Manager

    Areas of expertise: Agricultural economics, environmental markets, sustainable agricultural systems, corporate social responsibility

    Office: San Francisco