Emily Blanchard

As the Policy & Planning Specialist, Emily works with the Corridors & Crossings team to advance landscape connectivity and transportation infrastructure permeability in the Rocky Mountain West and beyond. She brings over 10 years of experience in environmental policy and science and is passionate about wildlife conservation and finding creative, collaborative solutions to environmental problems.

Katie Deuel

Katie Deuel joined CLLC in 2022 as Senior Director of Conservation, working across our diverse programs to ensure they are strategic, effective, inclusive, connected and supported.  She has been a leader in biodiversity and large landscape conservation, nature-based education, and building sustainable, circular economies, as well as working extensively as a facilitator and mediator in complex

Katherine Somerby

As the Communications and Development Coordinator, Katherine brings an eagerness for connectivity conservation and wildlife protection. Providing broad support to CLLC’s Communications and Development departments, Katherine concentrates on digital marketing, writing, facilitating donor fundraising, and supporting public and private grant development. Prior to The Center, Katherine attended the University of St Andrews in Scotland and

Kristeen Penrod

Kristeen has over 20 years of experience in science-based design of wildlife linkages and working to conserve them on the ground. She got her start in linkage planning as the organizer of the ground-breaking California Missing Linkages conference in November 2000, which brought habitat connectivity to the forefront of conservation thinking in the state. That

Kathy Perkes

As Chief Operations Officer, Kathy works to ensure financial sustainability, manage organizational risk and implement human resource best practices. Hired to help build a strong foundation to support the Center’s rapid growth, Kathy concentrates on internal process and capacity improvements, as well as providing leadership around strategic planning. Kathy’s career has been focused on non-profit

David Theobald

Senior Conservation Scientist Measuring connectivity of global protected areas IUCN WCPA Connectivity Conservation Specialist Group Conservation Planning Technologies Fort Collins, Colorado, USA  

Mary Collins

As the Center’s International Program Conservation Associate, Mary engages at international levels providing advisory services, technical assistance, and capacity building for policy advancements, on-the ground connectivity implementation, and expert working groups including the Connectivity Conservation Specialist Group (CCSG) and the Marine Connectivity Working Group (MCWG).   Mary is a climate, marine, and social scientist driving

Megan Parker

Megan Parker joined CLLC in 2021 as Conservation Project Director, where she brings skills as a conservation scientist working internationally and across the U.S.  Megan’s career includes co-founding Working Dogs for Conservation, where she led research to develop training and deploying dogs to detect endangered and invasive species, illegally trafficked wildlife and non-invasively identify individual

Jessica DiCarlo, PhD

Geographer Chevalier Junior Chair and Postdoctoral Fellow in Transportation and Development in China School of Public Policy and Global Affairs University of British Columbia

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