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Geoff Pampush has been involved with the nonprofit world for more than 25 years. He has served as Executive Director for Oregon Trout and Idaho Nature Conservancy, and is now the Director of Development for the Peregrine Fund. Geoff and his wife Cyd are our neighbors here in Bozeman, Montana.  

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.

Conrad Anker is a rock climber, mountaineer and author known for his challenging ascents in the high Himalaya and Antarctica. He is a member of The North Face climbing team and also works closely with Timex Expedition as a brand ambassador. Part of the 1999 search that located the remains of legendary British climber George Mallory on Mount Everest, Conrad was the climber that spotted Mallory’s body. He lives with his family in Bozeman, Montana.

Lance Craighead is the Executive Director of the Craighead Institute, which works to maintain healthy populations of native plants, wildlife and people as part of sustainable, functioning ecosystems. He has a Bachelor’s degree from Carleton College, an M.Sc. in Wildlife Ecology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a Ph.D. in Biological Sciences from Montana State University, and is a Research Affiliate Professor in Ecology at MSU. 

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 Savage is an ocean rower, environmental campaigner, author and speaker. 

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, a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, and a 2010 National Geographic Adventurer of The Year. Find more about her at

Trip Jennings is an explorer, filmmaker and most passionately, a conservationist. He’s several years of his life being chased by crocodiles, evading the Chinese military and being pinned down by rebels with AK-47s. 

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.

Founder and Executive Director of the nonprofit CauseCentric ProductionsCeline S. Cousteau  works to educate and inspire through storytelling.  With a masters in International and Intercultural Management and fluency in three languages, she uses photography, written word and micro documentaries to record the effort of others working in the name of a healthier and more harmonious world. 

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.

Captain Joel Fogel is Chairman of the Philadelphia chapter of The Explorers Club, where he was named Explorer of the Year in 2004, and currently serves as chair of environmental affairs and water quality.

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. Beth Holland is a recognized leader in the scientific community’s understanding of the global nitrogen cycle and its role in the climate and earth systems. Her work integrates ecosystem biogeochemistry and atmospheric chemistry to quantify the interactions of the carbon and nitrogen cycles. 

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.

Jon Bowermaster is a six-time grantee of the National Geographic Expeditions Council and an award-winning writer and filmmaker. During his most recent project, OCEANS 8, Jon and his teams sea kayaked in the Aleutian Islands, Vietnam, French Polynesia, Chile, Argentina, Bolivia, Gabon, Croatia, Tasmania and Antarctica. 

Through his website and blog, Notes from Sea Level, Jon reports on the world’s coastlines and the people who live along them.

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.