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The National Conservation Leadership Institute Announces the Fellows of Cohort 12

Donald Auer, NM Department of Game and Fish

David Buggs, TX Parks and Wildlife

Whisper Camel-Means, Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes

Margen Carlson, WA Department of Fish and Wildlife

John Carlson, Jr., CA Waterfowl Association

Leslie Craig, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association

Reid DeWalt, CO Parks and Wildlife

Kurt Dyroff, National Wild Turkey Federation

Phil Edwards, RI Department of Environmental Management

Rodney Franklin, TX Parks and Wildlife

Doug Gorby, Ducks Unlimited, Inc.

Thomas Graef, FL Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Deborah Hahn, Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies

Jamie Jamison, Caterpillar

Dan Kennedy, MI Department of Natural Resources

Kirsten Macintyre, CA Department of Fish and Wildlife

Renny MacKay, WY Game and Fish Department

Sharon Marino, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Kevin McMahon, Shell Oil

Brian McRae, NC Wildlife Resources Commission

Joshua Millspaugh, University of Montana / Boone and Crockett Club

Amanda Minks, WI Department of Natural Resources

Jennifer Newmark, NV Department of Wildlife

Keith Norris, The Wildlife Society

Kevin Pope, U.S. Geological Survey

Mark Porath, NE Game and Parks Commission

Rebecca Quail, NY State Department of Environmental Conservation

Laura Romin, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Charles Ruth, SC Department of Natural Resources

Debra Schlafmann, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Jennifer Sheehan, AR Game and Fish Commission

Charlie Sperry, MT Fish, Wildlife and Parks

Joanie Straub, MO Department of Conservation

Kimberly Tripp, Bureau of Land Management

Stephanie Westby, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Craig White, ID Department of Fish and Game

Charles Yoest, TN Wildlife Resources Agency


The 37 Fellows of Cohort 12 will begin their intensive 8-month training experience at the National Conservation Training Center in October 2017. They will join an ever-growing network of more than 390 professionals who have come together from conservation organizations across the nation to further develop their leadership capacity through the NCLI experience. To view a complete listing of NCLI alumni, click  here