Team Category: Advisors

Chris Johns

Chris Johns

Chris Johns, former Editor in Chief of National Geographic magazine, currently teaches journalism at Oregon State University.  In 2020, he was a Pollner Professor at the […]

Melanie Seus

Melanie Seus

Melanie earned her master’s degree in English from the University of California, San Diego, and has worked as a resource development professional with nonprofits for more […]

Gael Bissell

Gael Bissell

Graduating with a B.S in Zoology from Ohio Wesleyan University in 1975, Gael began working on environmental issues as a biologist for an Environmental Consulting firm […]

Melissa Kling

Melissa Kling

Dr. Melissa A. Kling received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1983 from the University of Georgia.  She has been active in the Association of Exotic […]

Michael Proctor

Michael Proctor

Michael is an independent Canadian bear research ecologist. He received a doctorate in grizzly bear ecology in 2003 from the University of Calgary and has researched […]

Nancy A. McLaughlin, J.D.

Nancy A. McLaughlin, J.D.

Nancy A. McLaughlin is the Robert W. Swenson Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Faculty Research & Development at the University of Utah SJ. Quinney […]

Colleen Matt

Colleen Matt

Colleen has spent hundreds of hours watching and walking among bears at Katmai National Park and at McNeil River State Game Sanctuary. She worked for both […]

Keith Johnson

Keith Johnson

Keith graduated from Purdue University with a degree in mechanical engineering, followed by service in the U.S. Navy, then received his MBA from Stanford University. During […]

Banu Qureshi

Banu Qureshi

Banu Qureshi first learned about Vital Ground in 1996, a time when the organization experienced growing pains. At the time a New York investment banker, Banu […]

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