Administration and Development

Conserving raptors and our shared environment through leadership and support

Nikki Wayment

Executive Director

Loralie Jensen

Administration & Finance Director

Kirsten Elliott, MPP

Development & Communications Director

Sammy Riccio

Communications Manager

Ripley Dossett

Fundraising & Finance Assistant

Conservation Science

Conducting research on and implementing programs to conserve Golden Eagles

Steve Slater, PhD

Conservation Science Director

Jordan Herman, PhD

Conservation Biologist

Dustin Maloney

Research Associate

Tori Thorpe

Field Biologist

Cody Allen

Field Biologist

Education & Outreach

Inspiring students, educators, and the public with live raptors

Melissa Halvorsen

Education & Outreach Director

Chris Butler


Laura Cleveland


Renata Vazquez



Conducting research on and conserving the world’s most threatened raptors

Megan Murgatroyd, PhD

Associate Director of African Programs

Long-term Monitoring
& Community Science

Keeping a pulse on raptor populations, engaging our communities in scientific research, and providing first-hand experience to early-career raptor biologists

Dave Oleyar, PhD

Long-term Monitoring & Community Science Director

Jesse Watson, MS

Research Biologist & Banding Coordinator

Jessica Taylor

Research Associate

Kate Sweet, MS

Field Biologist

Kassandra Townsend

Graduate Research Associate

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Help us create a more equitable future for the field of conservation

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