Greg Costello, Executive Director, provides the strategic direction for Wildlands Network programs and management. He also lends his expertise as an environmental attorney to the Connectivity Policy Coalition, initiated by Wildlands Network in 2008.
Juan Carlos Bravo is expanding the Western Wildway into the northern Sierra Madre Occidental by collaborating with Mexican conservation groups and raising awareness in the U.S. about challenges to achieving habitat connectivity in Mexico. He has a keen interest in organizational development and fundraising.
Kelly Burke builds the broad and diverse partnerships necessary to sustain wildlife, landscape corridors, and connections between people and wild nature. She also serves as Executive Director for Grand Canyon Wildlands Council.
Tracey Butcher is responsible for Wildlands’ fundraising projects, event coordination, and major gifts program. Her passion for conservation and her extensive experience working with the public through zoos and her private safari business help garner new support for Wildlands Network.
Kim Crumbo cultivates partnerships with an eclectic array of conservationists in his work to implement the Western Wildway. Among his responsibilities, he helps to initiate new wilderness and national monument designations, leads recovery efforts for the Mexican wolf and other keystone species, and serves as Director of Conservation for Grand Canyon Wildlands Council.
Katie Davis advances public lands and connectivity policy initiatives by collaborating with Western Wildway Network partners and providing on-the-ground leadership to campaigns and projects.
Maggie Ernest leads a collaborative effort to develop a comprehensive wildlife road crossings plan for North Carolina, and helps Wildlands carry out its camera trapping and advocacy campaign for the endangered red wolf. She also coordinates the partnership-based Eastern Wildway Network.
Alicia and Kimberly Healey, sisters by birth, are the Financial and Operations Team for Wildlands Network. As Finance Director, Alicia is responsible for counting dollars and cents (or sense), as well as for budgeting, human resources, informational technology, and organizational strategy. Kimberly supports bookkeeping activities, fundraising compliance, and development.
Susan Holmes coordinates the Connectivity Policy Coalition, which promotes policies to protect wildlife corridors and core habitat. She is also working to secure national monument designations in the Western Wildway, enhance protections for keystone carnivores, and incorporate wildlife connectivity into federal climate strategies.
Paula MacKay began her professional relationship with Wildlands Network nearly two decades ago, when she served as a regional organizer for the Northeast office. She now helps manage communications from the Seattle office, coordinating special projects and editing content for print materials and the website.
Katy Schaffer works with executive staff to engage community members in conservation efforts across the continent. She assists with development needs and maintains content for the Wildlands Network website and social media accounts.
Dr. Ron Sutherland leads the development of new habitat connectivity models for the southeastern U.S., and coordinates efforts to map the entire Eastern Wildway. He also directs an extensive camera-trapping project in the red wolf recovery area in North Carolina, and is an enthusiastic public advocate for red wolf conservation.
Myles Traphagen coordinates Wildlands Network’s borderlands program, with a focus on channeling collaborative efforts to maintain and restore habitat for species like jaguar, black bear and Sonoran pronghorn. He oversees strategic partnerships, communications and projects to advance large-landscape conservation goals in Mexico and the United States.
Kim Vacariu has been with Wildlands Network since 1998, and currently leads the collaborative Western Wildway Network in its efforts to protect and connect wildlife corridors from Alaska to Mexico. He also serves on the communications team as and editor and writer.
Jessica Walz Schafer serves as the coordinator for Wildlands Network’s law and policy program and its growing efforts in the Pacific Northwest. She also works as a consultant with various other environmental non-profits.