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Bob Reid, President and CEO Michael White, Conservation Science Director Jennifer Brummett, Operations Manager Ellery Mayence, Senior Ecologist Laura Pavliscak, Stewardship Manager Ben Teton, Biologist Tim Bulone, Administrative Coordinator Mark Herr, Wildlife Technician Bob Reid, President and CEO Bob Reid previously served as Chief Development and Communications Officer and as a member of the Executive Team for the Catalina Island Conservancy. His years of experience in development and communications include serving as Executive Director of JDRF LA, the nation's largest funder of type 1 diabetes research (serving the Central Coast, Central Valley and LA County); Director of Philanthropy for the Trust for Public Land and Vice President, Donor and Foundation Relations at City of Hope Medical Center.  Michael White, Ph.D., Conservation Science Director Michael is an ecologist with expertise in conservation planning, environmental regulations, and ecosystem assessment, management, and restoration. He holds a B.A. in Ecology, Behavior, and Evolution from the University of California at San Diego, a Ph.D. from the San Diego State University and University of California, Davis Ecology Joint Doctoral Program, and is an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Biology Department at San Diego State University.    Jennifer Brummett, Operations Manager Jennifer has served as the Operations Manager for the Tejon Ranch Conservancy since April 2009.  In her role, she provides both continuity and direction for all activities related to finance, administration, personnel, facilities, information systems and office management. Prior to joining the Conservancy, Jennifer was a Project Manager for the Tejon Ranch Company where she worked closely with the Conservancy's interim Executive Director and Board members to establish and implement an interim operating plan for the Conservancy. Ellery Mayence, Senior Ecologist Ellery combines a passion for ecological restoration with expertise in arid land natural resource ecology and management, wetland plant ecology, mine site rehabilitation, and applied conservation science.  He holds a B.A. in Geography from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a M.E.M. in Resource Ecology from Duke University, and a Ph.D. in Conservation Biology from the University of New Orleans. Laura Pavliscak, M.S., Stewardship Manager Laura has worked as a field biologist in California, Arizona, and abroad since 2001, specializing in endangered species and ecological research and mitigation.  She has a B.A. in Environmental Studies from the University of California at Santa Cruz, and a M.S. in Natural Resources from the University of Arizona.  She joined the Conservancy in January 2014. Ben Teton, Biologist Ben joined the Tejon Ranch Conservancy in early 2014 as a wildlife technician, following six years of forest and wildlife work that he began as an Environmental Studies Major at the University of Oregon. Ben hopes to follow his passion for wilderness conservation and field-biology as he conducts population surveys for many of the wildlife species living in and around Tejon Ranch. Tim Bulone, Administrative Coordinator Tim Bulone joined the Tejon Ranch Conservancy in February 2015 as an Administrative Coordinator. Tim comes with years of administrative and fundraising experience having worked most recently with the Catalina Island Conservancy in their Development and Communications Department. Prior to that he worked for the Davis Group, a public affairs and political fundraising firm, as an Administrative Associate. Mark Herr, Wildlife Technician Mark is an LA native who has recently returned to California after completing his undergraduate career at Penn State, where he majored in Wildlife Science.  Research is Mark’s passion, and his undergraduate work focused on the ecology and evolution of herpetofauna.