Our staff has a wide range of professional experience, including bird conservation science, spatial ecology, habitat delivery, policy, strategic planning and communications, range management, hydrogeology, and contract management.

The IWJV staff works with a diversity of organizations, which include state and federal wildlife agencies, non-profit organizations, private landowners and corporations, among others. Each of our team members is dedicated to the conservation of priority bird habitats through partnership-driven, science-based projects and programs. We bring people and organizations together to leverage technical and financial resources, building our collective capacity to achieve conservation at meaningful scales.

Learn more about our staff and how we can work with you.

Dave Smith

IWJV Coordinator

Kasey Bader

Operations Specialist

Ed Contreras

SONEC Conservation Delivery Coordinator

Tina Dennison

Initiative Support & Project Coordinator

Patrick Donnelly

Spatial Ecologist

Emily Downing

Water 4 Communications Specialist

Erica Hansen

Water 4 Coordinator

Teagan Hayes

Science to Implementation Specialist

Mandi Hirsch

Sagebrush Conservation Coordinator

Charlie Holtz

Sagebrush Field Delivery Capacity Specialist

Brian McDonald

Operations & Administration Manager

Megan McGrath

Sagebrush Communications Specialist

Mariah McIntosh

Science to Implementation Specialist