Kelly Ablard, PhD, EOT, RA

Founder and Executive Director

Dr. Ablard, has initiated and contributed to in-situ and ex-situ educational and research projects focused on the conservation of threatened and CITES-protected IUCN Red Listed fauna and flora species such as Pongo pygmaeus (Bornean orangutan), Loris tardigradus (red slender loris) Nycticebus javanicus (Javan slow loris), and Aniba rosaeodora (rosewood).

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Hannah Laut, BSc

Secretary

Hannah Laut (née Bottomley) is a certified horticulturist and holds a B.Sc. in Biology (Ecology and Evolution) and an extended minor in French. Her 10 years of experience in the private and municipal sectors of the horticulture industry, and as the founder and operator of a successful small gardening and landscaping business…

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Adler Paredes

Director

Adler Pacaya Paredes is a Shipibo-Konibo native who resides in central Peru. Adler has dedicated much of his life to forest regeneration, permaculture, sustainable management of Amazonian plant species, and protection of threatened native Peruvian plants. He has received numerous scholarships, and degrees in agriculture and permaculture.

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Lori Snyder

Director

Lori Snyder is a Metis herbalist & educator of wild, native and medicinal plants. Born in Squamish, BC. Lori wandered the woods of the West Coast rainforest which began her life long love of plants. Her ancestry of 7 Indigenous nations originates from the east coast across ‘Turtle Island’. In the 1990’s Lori studied with the Pacific Institute of Aromatherapy….

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Dr. John Lyon, PhD

Director

Dr. John Lyon is an Assistant Professor in Linguistics at California State University, Fresno, specializing in semantics, information structure, and syntax of Interior Salish languages, spoken in the Pacific Northwest and Western Canada. His MA thesis work consisted of dictionary work with the Coeur d’Alene tribe in Idaho, and was…

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Gary Ablard, JD

Director

Gary Ablard has practiced law for the past 40 years. For the past 30 years representing clients in a variety of matters including higher profile and Capital cases. Previously, he represented plaintiffs in Bad Faith litigation against insurance companies. Mustered out of the Army in 1970, he resumed his education and graduated from Pomona College…

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