Dining with Sustainability Participants

Kirsten Gallo

Deputy Chief of Inventory and Monitoring, National Park Service
I lead the Inventory and Monitoring program in NPS; we monitor a wide variety of natural resources (air/water quality, climate, vegetation, soils, night skies, landscape dynamics, T&E species, and more) in 300 national park units.
Five descriptive words: 
ecologist, freshwater, inventory and monitoring

Billy Gascoigne

Billy Gascoigne
Economist/Emerging Markets Specialist, Ducks Unlimited Inc.
As Ducks Unlimited's emerging markets specialist, my job is to explore emerging environmental market and conservation finance opportunities for the organization. Thus far, our team has initiated and successfully managed wetland mitigation banks throughout the Northern Great Plains, engineered groundwater recharge projects along the South Platte River in CO that generated water augmentation credits, and developed the first-ever verified grassland carbon credits off of working ranchlands. My other duties include ecosystem service research, advancing conservation incentive programs, and consulting on sustainable beef production.
Five descriptive words: 
economist, environmental markets, water, wildlife habitat, agriculture

Henry Gholz

Henry Gholz
Program Director, Environmental Biology, National Science Foundation
I have been a Program Director at NSF since 2000, after a career as Professor of Forest Ecology at the University of Florida the prior 22 years. At NSF I managed the Long-Term Ecological Research program, along with programs in Ecosystem Studies, MacroSystems Biology and other special topics, as well as the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis. I also have been an international forestry advisor to the US/AID, a program director for USDA, and am currently on the Science Advisory Board for the USGS Powell Center in Fort Collins. I am a FC-DC commuter through August.
Five descriptive words: 
ecosystems, science, academic, Federal, retiring

Colin Neal Glover

Realtor, The Group Inc.
With a background in property management, green building and renovation construction, I’ve been able to turn an interest in urban renewal, environmental sustainability and architecture into an career assisting clients in buying and selling properties across Norther Colorado.
Five descriptive words: 
Realtor making home efficiency happen

Greg Goble

Greg Goble
CEO, NOYA Fibers
NOYA Fibers is an organization working with The Nature Conservancy and nomadic herders within Mongolia to develop and implement sustainable grazing practices in efforts to preserve communal grasslands from overgrazing. NOYA then purchases the raw cashmere fiber that the herders produce, processes the fiber into yarns, and then sells the yarn to luxury brand textile manufacturers. A portion of the proceeds are directly redistributed to participating herder families through a variety of incentives.
Five descriptive words: 
Opportunist, Business Developer, Entrepreneur, Doer of Thing

Daniel Godwin

Wildland Fire Analyst, Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands
I am a fire ecology and fire management specialist with a background in modeling, savanna ecology, and spatial science. My PhD focused on multiple scales of fire / tree / grass interactions using Kruger National Park, South Africa as a model for a wide range of climate influenced savannas. I currently work on modeling fire risk at DoD installations.
Five descriptive words: 
Fire Ecology, Savanna Ecology, Modeling

Shifra Goldenberg

Shifra Goldenberg
PhD Candidate, Department of Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Biology, Colorado State University
I am broadly interested in the intersection between animal behavior and wildlife conservation. Behavioral responses are animals' first lines of defense against human disturbance, so characterizing behavior in disrupted populations can give us indications of population status over short time scales. For my PhD research I have been studying the social behavior of an African elephant population that has been heavily affected by ivory poaching. Because elephants are so dependent on their social bonds, the question of how they respond to the loss of important social partners is an important step in understanding response to over-exploitation.
Five descriptive words: 
behavioral ecologist, early career, social behavior, conservation behavior

John Grant

John Grant
I am a semi-retired B-school professor interested in finding leverage points to help others gain momentum toward ecosystem stability, while controlling GHGs. I may be able to help some "networking" efforts with other universities, etc.
Five descriptive words: 
sustainability, global, strategy, management, economics

Rebecca Gruby

Rebecca Gruby
Assistant Professor, Department of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources, Colorado State University
I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources at Colorado State University. My expertise lies in the politics and practice of environmental governance, from critical human geography and new institutionalist perspectives. My research currently focuses on the multi-level political and institutional dynamics that are shaping contemporary efforts to manage and protect the oceans.
Five descriptive words: 
social science, marine, Pacific Islands, governance, politics

Micah Hahn

Postdoctoral Fellow, Centers for Disease Control, National Center for Atmospheric Research, and Colorado State University
I am an epidemiologist / disease ecologist investigating connections between the health of humans, animals, and the ecosystems we share. I am interested in understanding how human-driven changes to the environment create opportunities for disease spillover from domestic and wild animals to people. By understanding the impact of landscape patterns or social practices on disease risk, I think we can create science-driven public health interventions that simultaneously protect ecosystems and human health. I utilize methods from a variety of disciplines including epidemiology, landscape ecology, and remote sensing. I am interested in science communication to the public, policy makers, and the media as well as applied research that builds and utilizes networks between the university, government organizations, and community groups. I am currently a postdoctoral research fellow at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention / National Center for Atmospheric Research.
Five descriptive words: 
epidemiologist, ecologist, early career, applied, interested in science communication

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