Defenders Staff

Defenders' staff is as diverse and unique as they are dedicated and experienced. Drawing top wildlife biologists, government policy experts, media relations specialists, membership service representatives, lawyers and many more, Defenders of Wildlife puts all of their individual talents to use to achieve our organization's common goals.

By Department | By Name

Field Conservation Programs

Representative, Rocky Mountains & Great Plains
Southeast Program Director
Southwest Program Director
Coexistence Representative
Senior Southwest Representative
Senior Florida Representative
Northwest Representative
Rockies and Plains Representative
Senior Southwest Representative
California Representative
Rockies and Plains Program Director
California Program Associate
Alaska Program Director
Southeast Representative
Northwest Florida Representative
California Program Director
Rockies and Plains Representative
Senior Florida Representative
Vice President of Field Conservation Programs
California Representative
Northwest Representative
Water Policy Advisor
Senior Representative, Southwest Office
Rockies and Plains Field Technician
Rockies and Plains Program Coordinator
Northwest Program Director
Senior Rockies and Plains Representative
Senior Northwest Representative
California Desert Representative
Southeast Program Coordinator
Northwest Program Coordinator

Landscape Conservation

Senior Policy Analyst, Climate Adaptation
Federal Lands Policy Analyst
Senior Director, Landscape Conservation
Senior Policy Advisor, Federal Lands

International Conservation

Senior International Counsel
Manager, Mexico Programs
International Policy Analyst

Government Relations and External Affairs

Colorado Outreach Representative
Legislative Analyst
Government Relations Associate
Director of Legislative Affairs
New Mexico Outreach Representative
Vice President for Government Relations
Government Relations Legislative Counsel

Conservation Policy

Chief Scientist
Endangered Species Science and Policy Analyst
Conservation GIS Analyst
Senior Director of Endangered Species Conservation


Vice President of Communications
Communications Associate
Communications Specialist

Renewable Energy

Policy Analyst, Renewable Energy and Wildlife
Senior Director of Renewable Energy
Climate Change and Wildlife Scientist

Conservation Law

Senior Staff Attorney, Founder (2001), Judging the Environment Project
Senior Staff Attorney
Senior Staff Attorney
Senior Staff Attorney
Senior Staff Attorney
Vice President, Conservation Law


President and CEO

Chief Operating Officer

Chief Operating Officer