Get to Know the ESLT Team

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At Eastern Sierra Land Trust, we often talk about our accomplishments in terms of lands, water, and wildlife. And yet, at our core, we’re an organization OF the community, FOR the community.

Each member of our Staff and Board of Directors brings unique insights and expertise to the table, and we work collaboratively to ensure that we take into account the many opinions that make our region so wonderfully diverse. By working together, we believe that we can find common ground and develop long-term land use solutions that will benefit all: residents and visitors, ranchers and environmentalists, families and wildlife alike. Together with supporters like you, we’re creating a better future for the Eastern Sierra we love.

Are you interested in joining our team at Eastern Sierra Land Trust? Visit our Employment Page to see current staff openings, and contact us today to share your skills and passions with us. We’re always looking for energized and committed community members who want to have a hand in advancing local conservation.

Eastern Sierra Land Trust Staff

Kay Ogden, Executive Director
Susanna “Sus” Danner, Land Conservation Program Director
Heather Freeman, Philanthropy Manager
Marie Ring, Education Coordinator & AmeriCorps Member
Sara Kokkelenberg, Land Stewardship Manager
Kristen Stipanov, Communications Coordinator
Carissa Gospodinoff, Administrative Manager
Andrew Ehlert, Land Stewardship Associate

Board Members

Bob Gardner, President
Marie Patrick, Vice President
Randy Keller, Secretary
Robert Sharp, Treasurer
Tim Bartley, Director
Rick Kattelmann, Director
Joanne Parsons, Director
Brynn Pewtherer, Director
Tony Taylor, Board Member Emeritus

Advisory Board

Scott Burns
Lands Committee

Steve Frisch
President – Sierra Business Council

Mary Glenn
Audit Committee

Rusty Gregory
Chairman and CEO – Mammoth Mountain Ski Area

Linda Hess
Attorney at Law

Sandy Hogan
Retired Special Operations Coordinator – Inyo National Forest

Ruth MacFarlane
Development Committee

Paul and Kate Page
Donor Special Events

Pete Pumphrey
Lands Committee

Orrin Sage
Lands Committee

Brian Stange
Finance and Investment Committee