Bozeman, Montana, where heand his wife, Cyd, enjoy birdhunting, fly fishing, and hik-ing. An Ohio native, Geoffearned a biology degree fromNotre Dame and a master’sdegree in wildlife ecologyfrom Oregon State Universitywith his study of the Long-billed Curlew. In 1991 hebecame executive director ofOregon Trout, a native-fishconservation organization. Healso founded the OregonWater Trust and was the chiefpetitioner for a statewideconstitutional amendment touse Oregon Lottery moneyfor state parks and conserva-tion. In 2000, Geoff took overas state director for theNature Conservancy in Idahoand served as chief fund-raiser for five years. Geoffand two partners foundedthe Meriwether Land Com-pany, an investor-backed con-servation real estate companywith its first project in BigTimber, Montana. With thatproject now launched, Geoffis enthusiastic about workingwith The Peregrine Fund andrenewing his passion for birdconservation.
An experienced field ecologist, population geneticist and GIS technician, Lance has published numerous scientific papers, two book chapters, and a book: “Bears of the World” for Colin Baxter/Voyageur Press. He is a member of the IUCN World Committee on Protected Areas, the Society for Conservation Biology, the Society for Conservation GIS and the Wildlife Society, and is vice-president of the Northern Rockies Conservation Co-op. Despite two total hip replacements, Lance still skis, hikes, bikes, runs and fishes.
Roz was the first woman to row solo across both the Indian and Pacific oceans, and coupled with a solo across the Atlantic, she has now rowed more than 15,000 miles, taken 5 million oar strokes, and spent nearly a year-and-a-half of her life at sea in a 23-foot rowboat.
She is a United Nations Climate Hero, an athlete ambassador for 350.org, a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, and a 2010 National Geographic Adventurer of The Year. Find more about her at rozsavage.com.
Working with Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation, Trip has traveled to the most remote and tucked away corners of four continents to bring back scientific data and media documentation of areas on the brink of change due to human activity.
Celine has worked as field producer, on-camera presenter and photographer on television documentaries including the PBS series,”Jean-Michel Cousteau: Ocean Adventures,” CBS’s “Mind of a Demon,” and Discovery Channel’s “Mysteries of the Shark Coast.” Most recently, she co-hosted a 12-part documentary series produced by the Chilean based Nuevo Espacio Producciones, called “Océano: Chile Frente al Mar,” during which she explored both diving under water and trekking on land from Antarctica to northern Chile and westward to Easter Island.
Daughter of ocean explorer and filmmaker Jean-Michel Cousteau, and granddaughter of the legendary Jacques Yves Cousteau, Celine created Ocean Inspiration in 2011 in tribute to her grandfather, and as a platform to celebrate and recognize ocean advocacy. She believes we can call help protect this fragile world, and that through collaboration we are more effective advocates.
Since the 1970s, Captain Fogel has led nearly two dozen major expeditions around the world, working with the Smithsonian Institute, National Geographic and The Explorers Club. He carried The Explorers Club flag on a 1973 expedition to Ethiopia’s Omo River to film tribal groups for the documentary “A Voyage to the Stone Age,” on a 1986 archaeological survey along the Maroni River in the Amazon Basin, and on the 1987 Yangtze River Geological Expedition in China, which was documented in the book, “Riding the Dragon’s Back.”
The captain has also led expeditions to monitor water quality on Russia’s Volga River, on the Mississippi River, and along the east and west coasts of the United States. His most recent explorations have been included in the award-winning anthology “Adventurous Dreams, Adventurous Lives.” Also President of the Waterwatch International, Captain Fogel has received two Presidential Commendations for environmental work.
A 100-ton U.S. Coast Guard licensed captain, an officer in the US Merchant Marine Service, a licensed pilot and a Certified Basic Flight instructor, Fogel lives in Somers Point with Coty, his wife of 42 years. They have a son, four daughters and eight grandchildren.
Dr. Holland was a lead author of the “Working Group 1 Reports of the Third and Fourth Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Assessments,” which received the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize with Al Gore, as well as the United Nations Millennium Ecosystem Assessment. She is a Leopold Fellow, was a founding member of the Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry in Jena, Germany, and served on the scientific advisory board for the United Kingdom’s Quantification and Understanding of the Earth System Program.
A devoted educator, she has led a NATO Advanced Study Institute on Soils and Global Change, and co-led colloquia on regional biogeochemistry in Asia in the 21st Century.
In addition, Dr. Holland is an accomplished glider pilot, ski mountaineer, rock climber and whitewater boater. She is fluent in Spanish, is capable in German and French, and understands some Portuguese and Italian.
He has authored 11 books, most recently “Descending the Dragon,” about travel in Vietnam, and “Wildebeest in a Rainstorm,” profiling conservationists and explorers. His documentaries include “Terra Antarctica, Rediscovering the Seventh Continent,” “What Would Darwin Think? Man v. Nature in the Galapagos,” and “SoLa, Louisiana Water Stories.”
Jon lives in the Hudson Valley, New York.