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Meet Our Staff

Protecting and restoring western watersheds and wildlife through education, public policy initiatives, and legal advocacy.

Branden Rishel

GIS Specialist

Branden grew up staring at maps and atlases, dreaming of adventures and landscapes. He visited every US state, backpacked in dozens of countries, and lived for a while on a sailboat. In 2003 he took his first GIS class, and he was hooked. He took every mapping class at the University of Oregon and earned a BS in Geography. Since then, he has worked on natural resource management research projects for governments and universities in the US and Canada. He loves wrestling with big datasets to create intuitive data visualizations, entertaining infographics, and beautiful maps. Branden lives in Bellingham, Washington.

Learn More About Our Other Staff Members!

Erik Molvar

Executive Director

Greta Anderson

Deputy Director

Adam Bronstein

Oregon Director

Laura Cunningham

California Director

Nancy Linscott

Operations Director

Josh Osher

Public Policy Director

Paul Ruprecht

Nevada Director

Cyndi Tuell

Arizona/New Mexico Director

Laura Welp

Ecosystems Specialist

Patrick Kelly

Washington/Montana State Director

Megan Backsen

10th Circuit Attorney

Greg LeDonne

Idaho Director

Delaney Rudy

Colorado Director

Jaimie Park

9th Circuit Attorney

Grace Kuhn

Digital Director

Dagny Signorelli

Wyoming/Utah State Director