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Name Country of Residence Title / CompanyExperienceCCNet Certified CoachTeaching Adaptive ManagementCoP - Indigenous CS ProjectsLanguage(s)Avail. to coach in other countries  
Alexander, JohnUnited StatesExecutive Director – Klamath Bird ObservatoryCoach      
Benson, Heather SaundersUnited StatesPlanning Manager – Independent ConsultantCoach      
Bloomfield, BetsyUnited StatesCowache Canyon TrustCoach   English  
Brown, JennyUnited StatesConservation Ecologist – TNCCoach Trainer   English  
Browne, ClaudiaUnited StatesWater Resource Specialist/Bioregion Team leader – BiohabitatsCoach      
Burnidge, WilliamUnited StatesNortheast Colorado Project Director – TNC       
Byers, AnyaUnited StatesLand and Water Conservation Manager – The Nature ConservancyCoach      
Collomb, Jean GaelUnited StatesWildlife Conservation Network       
Cornman, AriUnited StatesWildlife Advisor – California Fish and Game CommissionCoach      
Cros, AnnickUnited StatesUniversity of HawaiiCoach   English, French, Spanish  
Dahlke, MitchUnited StatesCUSP       
Decker, LynnUnited StatesIndependent ConsultantCoach   English  
Duberstein, JennieUnited StatesSonoran Joint Venture/US Fish and Wildlife ServiceCoach Trainer   English, SpanishYes 
Dutton, IanUnited StatesPrincipal – Nautilus Impact InvestingCoach Trainer   English, IndonesianYes 
Evans-Peters, SaraUnited StatesConservation Planner – Pacific Birds Habitat Joint VentureCoach      
Feifel, KirstenUnited StatesAdaptive Systems Manager – Puget Sound Partnership       
Finn, SeanUnited StatesScience Coordinator – USFWSCoach      
Garvoille, RebeccaUnited StatesPostdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Conservation Biology – Denver ZooCoach   English  
Grunau, LeeUnited StatesConservation Planner, Colorado Natural Heritage Program – Colorado State University       
Hoffman, NancyUnited StatesProject Leader – Independent ConsultantCoach      
Hook, AbigailUnited StatesESA | Environmental Science Associates     Yes 
Hoshi, JunkoUnited StatesSenior Environmental Scientist – California Department of Fish and Wildlife       
Ingraham, MollyUnited StatesAssociate Director of Conservation Planning – TNC    English  
Johnson, MIkeUnited StatesEnvironmental PlannerCoach      
Knauer, JenniferUnited StatesHook & Knauer    English  
Lacy, LeanderUnited StatesCEO, Social Scientist – Lacy Consulting Services, LLCCoach      
Little, HenryUnited StatesAssistant Director of Science Freshwater – Applied ConservationCoach   EnglishYes 
Lockwood, WarrenUnited StatesProduct Manager – Sitka Technology GroupCoach      
Luster, RyanUnited StatesRestoration Program Manager – TNC    English  
Maloy, MollyUnited StatesGraduate and Adult Programs Manager – Denver ZooCoach      
Martin, BrianUnited StatesEastern MT Science & Stewardship Director – TNC    English  
Matsumoto, SandiUnited StatesAssociate Director, California Water Program – TNCCoach   English  
Miewald, TomUnited StatesSpatial Ecologist/Conservation Planner – USFWSCoach      
Miller, RobynUnited StatesDirector of Conservation Programs – TNC    English  
Moret, StephanieUnited StatesUCSB  Yes    
Muller, GretchenUnited StatesSenior Associate – Cascadia Consulting GroupCoach      
Nelson, KaraUnited StatesConservation Planner and Scientist – Kara Nelson Consulting    EnglishYes 
O'Neill, ElizabethUnited StatesManaging Director – EON Impact ConsultingCoach   English, SpanishYes 
O´Neil, SusanUnited StatesSr. Conservation Planner – Environmental Scienec Associates Yes  English  
O’Brien, SaraUnited StatesDirector of Conservation Planning – Defenders of Wildlife    English  
Pickering, DebbieUnited StatesOregon Coast Ecologist – TNCCoach Trainer   English  
Porej, DeniUnited StatesSenior Director of Conservation – Catalina Island ConservancyCoach Trainer       
Powers, ElizabethUnited StatesUSFWSCoach      
Remson, EJUnited StatesSenior Program Manager – TNC    English  
Robertson, AmandaUnited StatesUS Fish and WildlifeCoach      
Romulo, ChelsieUnited StatesAssistant Professor – University of Northern Colorado       
Russel, VanceUnited KingdomIndependent ConsultantCoach   English, SpanishYes 
Salzer, DanUnited StatesConservation Planning & Tools Specialist – TNCCoach Trainer   English  
Schake, KatherineUnited StatesProgram Associate – Nautilus Impact InvestingCoach      
Schulz, TerriUnited StatesSenior Conservation Ecologist – TNCCoach, Coach Trainer   EnglishYes 
Scoggin, SandraUnited StatesConservation Program Coordinator – San Francisco Bay Joint VentureCoach      
Sherman, JulieUnited StatesExecutive Director – Wildlife ImpactCoach    Yes 
Sherwood, KristinUnited Statesindependent - Fish ChoiceCoach      
Shurtliff, QuinnUnited StatesWildlife Biologist and Conservation Planning Coach – Nature PlanCoach TrainerYes  EnglishYes 
Sterne, CharlaUnited StatesUS Fish and WildlifeCoach      
Stiles, KariUnited StatesFoS    English  
Strand, HollyUnited StatesUtah State UniversityCoach      
Strole, ToddUnited StatesNatural Areas Stewardship Program Manager – Illinois Department of Natural ResourcesCoach      
Sundaresan, SivaKenyaDenver Zoological Foundation    English  
Swaminathan, VinayaUnited KingdomConservation Planner – Foundations of SuccessCoach TrainerYesYes EnglishYes 
Swanepoel, Pieter AUnited StatesSafaribwanaCoach      
Swietch, KellyUnited StatesConservation Hub Portfolio Manager – San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance       
Turner, DaleUnited StatesConservation ScientistCoach   English   
Watson, JulieUnited StatesHabitat Strategic Initiative Policy Lead – Washington Department of Fish and WildlifeCoach      

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