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-- Sienne Hayes
San Francisco, California, USA
Dr. Kriger is the Founder & Executive Director of SAVE THE FROGS!. Dr. Kriger conceived Save The Frogs Day, the world's largest day of amphibian education, and has given presentations on amphibian conservation in Argentina, Australia, Belize, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ghana, Mexico, New Zealand, Panama, Paraguay, South Korea, Spain and the USA. He is a recognized expert on the amphibian disease chytridiomycosis, a topic on which he has published 15 articles in peer-reviewed international scientific journals. Dr. Kriger's research into amphibian declines has been supported by the National Geographic Society and various philanthropic organizations throughout the world. He has previously done research on endangered Hawaiian birds, and on the biophysical properties of amino acids involved in cystic fibrosis. He has taught university courses in Ecology, Vertebrate Biology, Applied Mathematics and Chemistry, has written and edited chapters for encyclopedias, and is fluent in Spanish. He has climbed mountains in the Himalayas, Alps, Alaska Range, Southern Alps and the Andes, and is an avid photographer whose photographs have been featured on CNN and in airports and magazines worldwide. Dr. Kriger holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Science from Griffith University in Gold Coast, Australia, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA. You can learn more about Dr. Kriger here and view his CV here.
Yosemite, California, USA
Beth Pratt is the California Director for the National Wildlife Federation and has worked in environmental leadership roles for almost twenty years, and in two of the country’s largest national parks: Yosemite and Yellowstone. Before joining NWF, she worked on sustainability and climate change programs for Xanterra Parks & Resorts in Yellowstone as its Director of Environmental Affairs. Prior to her role in Yellowstone, for nine years Ms. Pratt served as the Vice President/CFO for the non-profit Yosemite Association in Yosemite National Park.
Ms. Pratt graduated from the University of Massachusetts at Boston with bachelor's degrees in management and biological anthropology, and a minor in marketing. She also obtained a master's in business administration from Regis University in Denver. In 2009 she earned the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED Accredited Professional credential. Under her leadership, Yellowstone’s environmental programs received environmental achievement awards from the National Park Service three years in a row, from 2009-2011.
In 2007, she traveled to Japan as part of a month-long Rotary International Professional Exchange to study business, sustainability, and national park operations. She is also a member of the Association of Partners for Public Lands Training Corps. Her work on sustainability in national parks has been featured in Sustainable Industries, Fast Company, Sierra Magazine, Green Lodging News, and on the Peter Greenberg Radio Show. She is also the author of the official Junior Ranger handbook for Yosemite. Beth writes about wildlife, climate change, weather, and her frog pond on her blogs (bethpratt.com and greeningyellowstone.org). She currently lives outside Yosemite National Park with her dogs Tioga, Aysun and Dante, two cats, and the many frogs who frequent her backyard frog pond.
Choti Singh developed a passion for wildlife and nature as a child. She spent her school years in Kenya and rural Zambia. Amongst all the animal species she spent time with, Choti was especially drawn to snakes, as well as her lifelong love for frogs! After pursuing a degree in Zoology with an interest in animal behavior, she gravitated towards the mental health field professionally, but has maintained her love for conserving wildlife and preserving the environment. She has held Save The Frogs Day events in Colorado and is a regular attendee of SAVE THE FROGS! Academy online classes. Choti took part in the inaugural SAVE THE FROGS! Belize Eco-Tour in 2013 and the SAVE THE FROGS! Ecuador Ecotour in 2016.
Pollock Pines, California
John Bohrman is a hydrographer in the Sierra Nevada mountains of California, and is always on the lookout for amphibians as he travels around the area. He has been a lover of amphibians and reptiles since early childhood - growing up in the Santa Cruz Mountains of California, and giving names to all of the Western fence lizards and Pacific tree frogs in his backyard. He obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Conservation Biology from CSU Fresno, including a semester studying biology and geology in New Zealand and Australia. When the semester ended, he traveled extensively throughout Australia, doing volunteer work in places like Kakadu National Park. John has traveled to Costa Rica to see some of his favorite amphibians in their native habitat, and in 2016 joined SAVE THE FROGS! ecotours to both Ecuador and Peru.
SAVE THE FROGS! is currently seeking board members to assist with our worldwide amphibian conservation efforts. If you feel you have expertise that would contribute to our Board, please email us your resume and include your responses to the following questions:
(1) What do you see as being your main role within Save The Frogs? How would Save The Frogs benefit by having your active involvement?
(2) How many hours per month do you envision putting into Save The Frogs?
(3) Do you expect to be able to donate to or fundraise for Save The Frogs, and if so, to what extent? Please be as specific as possible.
(4) Are there any steps Save The Frogs should take in the near future to improve our organization and thereby further our mission?
Thanks for your interest!