Our Team

Our Team

Jo Ann Baumgartner

Executive Director

Jo Ann is the author of many publications on the intersection between biodiversity conservation and agriculture, including beneficial birds, the conservation mandates within the National... Read more

Shelly Connor

Deputy Director

Prior to joining WFA in 2015, Shelly served for six years as the associate director of the Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides based in... Read more

Nick Filannino

GrizzlyCorps Fellow

GrizzlyCorps is an AmeriCorps program designed by Project Climate at UC Berkeley’s Center for Law, Energy, and the Environment in partnership with CaliforniaVolunteers. This program... Read more

Ashley Chesser

Communications & Development Manager

Ashley is an avid gardener and advocate for creating healthy habitat on farms and in community spaces. She brings over ten years of... Read more


Karen Van Epen

Copy Editor

Tony Fleming

Naturalist, Geologist and former Organic Inspector

Sam Earnshaw

Hedgerows Unlimited

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Anne Hamersky

Photo + Video Services

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Jody Padgham