CNPS Staff

Saving and celebrating California’s native plants

CNPS staff IDing plants at Abbotts Lagoon. Photo: Elizabeth Kubey

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There’s nothing more gratifying than working for a cause we value. Thanks to supporters like you, we’re able to do our part to make a difference for California’s native plants and habitat. Reach out. We’d love to hear from you!

Maya Argaman

Horticulture Outreach Coordinator

Ann-Marie Benz

Horticulture Outreach Manager

David Bryant

Campaigns and Engagement Manager

Jennifer Buck-Diaz

Vegetation Ecologist

Andre Clemente

Accounting and HR Manager

Kate Cooper

Digital Giving Coordinator

Ellen Dean

Assistant Rare Plant Botanist

Chris Escobedo

Natalie Hopkins Conservation Intern

Jose Esparza

Community Science Coordinator

Julie Evens

Vegetation Program Director

Connor Griffith

Operations Coordinator

Kelsey Guest

Lead Field Vegetation Ecologist

Kaitlyn Green

Assistant Rare Plant Botanist

Adam Hoeft

Assistant Field Botanist

Jonathon Holguin

Assistant Rare Plant Botanist

Nick Jensen

Conservation Program Director

Kendall King

Important Plant Areas Program Coordinator

Elizabeth Kubey

Outreach Coordinator

Alexis LaFever Jackson

Assistant Vegetation Ecologist

Isabella Langone

Conservation Anaylst

Barbara Lezon

Senior Membership Coordinator

David Magney

Program Manager, Special Projects

Liv O’Keeffe

Senior Director, Public Affairs

Angela Pai

Rare Seed Collection and Accessioning Lead

Amy Patten

Rare Plant Treasure Hunt Manager

Christine Pieper

Development Director

Vince Scheidt

Interim Executive Director

Kendra Sikes

Vegetation Ecologist

Aaron Sims

Rare Plant Program Director

Doug Stone

Assistant Rare Plant Botanist

Emily Underwood

Publications Editor

Molly Wiebush

Assistant Rare Plant Botanist

Andrea Williams

Director of Biodiversity Initiatives

Brock Wimberley

Senior Operations Director

Sam Young

IPA Program Manager

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