Bridget Kerr

Writer and English professor, advocated for protections of the Merced River Canyon in Yosemite, Sierra Nevada backpacking guide and field science educator


Tim Madden

President of Oakhurst Sierra Sunrise Rotary, former President of Oakhurst and North Fork Chamber of Commerces, Co-founder of Be the Power of One


Dr. Joe Werne

Senior Research Scientist at NorthWest Research Associates, Ph.D in Physics, provides 

scientific analysis for conservation organizations

                      Local & State Team of Advisors

   Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed
   citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.—Margaret Mead

Irene Vasquez

Southern Sierra Miwuk & Paiute Tribal Member,  NPS Restoration Work Lead, UCSC Graduate in Environmental Studies



Lowell Young

President of Yosemite Area Audubon, winner of the Charles H. Callison Award for volunteerism, Audubon's highest national honor 

Paul L. Vasquez

Double-Rainbow, owner of Yosemite Bear Farms in Mariposa, Youtube expert and partner, and spokesman for nature, goodwill and the spirit of Yosemite

Carrie Cloud

An avid hiker and animal rights activist who works as a respiratory therapist specializing in the treatment of children in Fresno and in the San Joaquin Valley 

Juan Telles

Latino Outdoors Regional Coordinator, California - Central Valley, Modesto City Council Candidate 2013, Avid Outdoor Exerciser, College Student & Leader

George Whitmore

Climber credited with the first ascent of El Capitan with Warren Harding and Wayne Merry in 1958, also a lead advocate in the creation of the Ansel Adams Wilderness

Jeannine Andre

Early Childhood Learning Facilitator, engaging educator, 


and instructor in Mariposa County. 2013 winner of First Five Hero Awards

Peter Drekmeier 

Policy Director at 

Tuolumne River Trust, Former Mayor of Palo Alto, 

Founder of Bay Area
Action (Acterra) with extensive experience in land use initiatives

Paul Tidwell

Paul is a ranger, naturalist, educator, professor and union leader in Visalia.

Deanna Lynn Wulff

An award-winning author & advocate, with a deep love and commitment to the Sierra Nevada 

formerly, a ranger, a river guide, a tech writer and a reporter 


Roberta Salazar

Leader in the creation of Rio Grande del Norte National Monument, Executive Director and Founder of Rivers & Birds, prior wildlife biologist

Liia Sarjakoski

Senior Technology Partner Manager at Nokia, specializing in Big Data, project management and being a champion mountain biker and trail tester 

 National Team of Advisors

Unite the Parks

Les Marsden

​President, Yosemite Gateway Partners, 
NPS Centennial Ambassador
Board Director, Mariposa County Arts Council, Inc.
Board Director, 
Founding Music Director and Conductor, The Mariposa Symphony Orchestra


Bobby Henebry

Assistant to the Chair at Seabridge Investment Advisors,

B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and

M.B.A. from Georgia Tech, Chartered Financial Analyst

Robert Gaukel

CFO, CPA & Entrepreneur,

owner of Kitchen Santa Cruz & Bella Chi-Cha, developing our fundraising and marketing campaign