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

Landscape Conservation and Climate Adaptation

Senior Policy Analyst Climate Adaptation
Federal Lands Policy Analyst
Director of Federal Lands Conservation
Climate Change and Wildlife Scientist
Vice President for Climate Change and Natural Resources Adaptation
Senior Policy Advisor, Federal Lands

International Conservation

International Counsel
Manager, Mexico Programs
International Conservation Legal Fellow

Field Conservation Programs

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

Government Relations and External Affairs

Colorado Outreach Representative
Philadelphia Metro Outreach Representative
Director of Legislative Affairs
New Mexico Outreach Representative
Vice President for Government Relations
Government Relations Legislative Counsel
Director of National Outreach

Conservation Policy

Chief Scientist
Senior Vice President of Conservation Programs
Endangered Species Science and Policy Analyst
Senior Director, Biodiversity Partnerships
Director of Endangered Species Conservation


Vice President of Communications
Communications Associate
Communications Associate
Communications Specialist
Senior Director of Communications

Renewable Energy

Policy Analyst, Renewable Energy and Wildlife
Western Policy Advisor, Renewable Energy and Wildlife
Wildlife Biologist
Senior Director of Renewable Energy

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