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Meet the EPI Board

Our Board of Directors is comprised of a dedicated group of philanthropic, environmentally conscious, and education focused men and women. Please contact us if you are interested in joining our Board.

Board Members

Lisa Hogen, Chair

Chief Development Officer, Kiva.org

Lisa Hogen is the Chief Development Officer at Kiva where she leads their fundraising and communications teams. She works to develop unique partnerships with corporations and foundations to engage consumers and employees in lending on Kiva. Lisa joined Kiva in 2010, and has more than 20 years of fundraising experience working for national and international nonprofits. Most recently, she was the Chief Development Officer at Room to Read, overseeing a global... Learn More

Dylan Charles, Secretary

Partner, Digital Bridge Partners

Dylan Charles, a Partner at Digital Bridge Partners, has over 20 years of strategy and business planning experience in a range of industries. He is a former Partner at Crimson Consulting, KPMG/BearingPoint and The McKenna Group and has built and run a number of start ups in industries as diverse as Solar Energy, Retail, and Software. His expertise includes market analysis, strategy development, and business operations. Dylan is an avid... Learn More

Steve Anderson, Treasurer

CFP, Navion Financial Advisors

Steven Anderson, CFP, PHD is career changer with a passion for personal financial planning. He is an investment specialist, who made his first mutual fund investments in 1979. His practice focuses on hourly, as needed financial planning, and investment management services including college funding and retirement planning. He has clients across the United States. Mr. Anderson began his career as a wildlife biologist, with an emphasis on applying the science of... Learn More

Trent Baker

Attorney, Datsopoulos MacDonald & Lind P.C.

Trent Baker grew up in Pocatello, Idaho, attended college in Salt Lake City, Utah (University of Utah - B.A., Journalism, 1993), and has lived in Missoula, Montana since 1994, where he attended graduate school (University of Montana - M.S., Environmental Studies, 2001; J.D., 2001; editor Public Land and Resources Law Review, 2000-2001). A former swim coach, ski bum and river guide, Trent is now a shareholder in the Missoula law firm... Learn More

Matt Eggers

VP, Yardi Energy

Currently, Matt is VP of Yardi Energy where he leads the energy, IoT and high performing buildings business for Yardi Systems, the worldwide leader in real estate software. He was previously Vice President of North American Sales at Tesla Motors. In this role he managed the retail and sales strategy, and led the 450-member sales team to record sales, and large gains in market share.  Before Tesla... Learn More

Aaron Hirsh

Chair, Vermilion Sea Institute

Aaron Hirsh is a writer, biologist, and entrepreneur with strong interests in education, evolution, and the environment. He is chair of the Vermilion Sea Institute and a research associate in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Colorado—Boulder. His essays have appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The International Herald Tribune, various magazines, and The Best American Science Writing. His... Learn More

Lynn Price

Senior Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Lynn Price is a Senior Scientist, Acting Division Director for the Energy Analysis and Environmental Impacts Division, Head of the International Energy Analysis Department, and a Strategic Advisor for the China Energy Group of the Energy Technologies Area of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL). Lynn is also an Affiliated Faculty member of the Energy and Resources Group at the University of California-Berkeley. Lynn has a MS in Environmental Science from... Learn More

John Westgarth

President, Plangea, Inc.

John Westgarth is founder and CEO of Plangea Inc. Under a number of brands, Plangea designs and manufactures a variety of specialty products aimed at improving the lives of its customers. The company’s main products are UV protective apparel for kids, which help prevent skin cancer, and its line of winter apparel products for kids, which promotes outdoor play. Other brands include products for women’s fitness... Learn More

Steve McCarthy, Emeritus

Founder and Vice President, Systems Engineering Associates, Inc.

Steve McCarthy (2006-2011), had a 40-year career in aerospace and 10 years as a founder and vice-president of Systems Engineering Associates.  His particular interest is the dynamics and interactions of the components of ecosystems: the life cycles of key species and how they are affected by changes in their habitats and food sources, issues related to reproductive success, dangers posed by predators or other threats, and the impacts of indigenous... Learn More

Christy Miele, Emeritus

Founder, Yoga4Teens

Christy Miele is founder of YogaMinded.com and its Yoga4Teens initiative. Co-author of Yoga4Teens, An Instructor’s Guide to Teaching Yoga to Teenagers and producer of an online training course, How to Teach Teenagers yoga, Christy trains adults to create engaging classes for teens and also teaches yoga in high schools.  She has also worked in the field of corporate finance with... Learn More

Julie Osborn

Advancement Director & Co-founder, EPI

Julie Osborn co-founded Ecology Project International in 2000 and currently serves as the organization’s Advancement Director. She applies her background as an ecologist and analyst focused on issues surrounding global change to promote effective conservation involving local residents. With EPI, she directs organizational strategic development and has raised more than $5M in support of EPI’s mission. In 2011, Julie and EPI Co-founder Scott Pankratz received the Montana Math... Learn More

Scott Pankratz

Executive Director & Co-founder , EPI

Scott Pankratz co-founded Ecology Project International in 2000 and currently serves as the organization’s Executive Director. His strengths lie in integrating research and education, bringing common vision to a range of stakeholders, and non-profit administration. As Director, he cultivates the partnerships that are essential to successful programming and directs organizational resources to achieve the full extent of our mission. After 10 successful years of leading EPI, Scott was awarded the... Learn More

Meet Our Advisory Council

Our Advisory Council helps advance EPI's mission through strategic insight, relationship-building, and advisement in their areas of expertise. Click on their names to learn more!

Stephanie Arne - Host, Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom
Ken Britton - Retired District Ranger, Custer Gallatin National Forest Gardiner District
Paula Jasinski - Founder, Chesapeake Environmental Communications
Peter Senge - Senior Lecturer MIT Sloan School of Management