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!

Jennifer Aguilar

Education Program Coordinator

Maya Argaman

Horticulture Outreach Coordinator

Ann-Marie Benz

Horticulture Outreach Manager

David Bryant

Campaigns and Engagement Manager

Shelly Benson

Associate Vegetation Ecologist

Jennifer Buck-Diaz

Vegetation Ecologist

Álvaro Palacios Casanova

East Bay and Northern California Conservation Advocate

Andre Clemente

Accounting and HR Manager

Kate Cooper

Digital Giving Coordinator

Ellen Dean

Associate Rare Plant Botanist

Lindsay Dula

Foundation and Grants Coordinator

Jose Esparza

Community Science Coordinator

Julie Evens

Vegetation Program Director

Connor Griffith

Operations Coordinator

Kelsey Guest

Lead Field Vegetation Ecologist

Kaitlyn Green

Rare Plant Data Coordinator

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

Digital Communications & Engagement Specialist

Alexis LaFever-Jackson

Assistant Vegetation Ecologist

Isabella Langone

Conservation Anaylst

Barbara Lezon

Senior Membership Coordinator

David Magney

Program Manager, Special Projects

Angela Pai

Rare Seed Collection and Accessioning Lead

Amy Patten

Rare Plant Treasure Hunt Manager

Christine Pieper

Development Director

Tom Reyes

Associate Vegetation Ecologist

Vince Scheidt

Interim Executive Director

Kendra Sikes

Vegetation Ecologist

Aaron Sims

Rare Plant Program Director

Doug Stone

Associate Rare Plant Botanist

Emily Underwood

Publications Editor

Nguyen “Savannah” Vu

Assistant Vegetation Ecologist

Molly Wiebush

Rare Plant Botanist Coordinator

Andrea Williams

Director of Biodiversity Initiatives

Brock Wimberley

Senior Operations Director

Jessica Woodard

Calscape Product Manager

Sam Young

IPA Program Manager

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