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Kageyama, Lindsay

My passion for nature, design, and outdoor recreation began at a young age and led me to my current field…

Gressard, Scott

Like many who work in biological fields, throughout my life I have always felt drawn toward the outdoors and natural…

Valentine, Heather

As a senior biologist living and working primarily in Lake Tahoe, I feel fortunate to be able to immerse myself…

Violett, Sara

Since graduating with a BS in Botany from Humboldt State in 2011 until joining the Ascent team in the early…

de Kok, Erik

I can trace my career in planning back to my obsession with maps, international traveling, and being outdoors often as…

Thayer, Ted

As a native Californian who grew up spending days in the woods, I have always had a passion for our…

Whittington, Taelor

My appreciation for nature started as a child growing up in the rural foothills of the Sierra Nevada. By high…

Hickey, Shannon

With a passion for safeguarding and enhancing the tapestry of California's ecosystems, I am a dedicated botanist and wetland ecologist,…

Ngo, Phi

I enjoy the challenges and creativity of transforming data into precise and meaningful visualizations that are not just accurate representations,…

Merry, Lisa

Large databases and complicated Excel spreadsheets make me happy. If you have a spreadsheet that needs fixing or a pivot…

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