Our Staff

Working together to preserve Idaho's air, water, land and wildlife.

Natalie Chavez

Communications Associate

Natalie Chavez

Communications Associate

Natalie Chavez helps staff keep you updated on the latest conservation issues. She assists staff with the content of communications and keeps the database ship-shape.

Phone: 208.345.6933 x14

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Mac Christian

Communications Manager

Mac Christian

Communications Manager

Mac supports our┬ácommunications staff in achieving their goals and makes sure ICL’s message is heard loud and clear.

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Emily Cleveland

Community Engagement Associate

Emily Cleveland

Community Engagement Associate

Emily works to cultivate support for ICL’s work in North Idaho through community events, outreach and fundraising.

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Jenny Estes

Development Assistant

Jenny Estes

Development Assistant

Jenny makes sure that your gift to the Idaho Conservation League is accounted for and you get the thanks you deserve!

Phone: 208.345.6933 x17

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Justin Hayes

Program Director

Justin Hayes

Program Director

Justin oversees our conservation programs. His conservation work includes mercury and mining, air quality, water quality and litigation.

Phone: 208.345.6933 x24

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Austin Hopkins

Conservation Assistant

Austin Hopkins

Conservation Assistant

Austin supports staff in a variety of endeavors to protect the quality of Idaho’s water, air and natural resources.

Phone: 208.345.6933 x23

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Rick Johnson

Executive Director

Rick Johnson

Executive Director

Rick has directed ICL for over 20 years and began his Idaho conservation work as an ICL volunteer. His work frequently takes him into the wilderness of Washington, DC, as well as the wilderness of Idaho.

Phone: 208.345.6933 x19

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Marie Callaway Kellner

Water Associate

Marie Callaway Kellner

Water Associate

Marie works to protect and restore the health of our rivers and fisheries by ensuring that our rivers have sufficient water.

Phone: 208.345.6933 x32

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Dani Mazzotta

Central Idaho Director

Dani Mazzotta

Central Idaho Director

Dani works from our Ketchum office to safeguard Central Idaho’s clean water, clean air and public land.

Phone: 208.726.7485

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Betsy Mizell

Community Engagement Associate

Betsy Mizell

Community Engagement Associate

Betsy connects conservation-minded folks in Central Idaho with all the good work that the Idaho Conservation League does.

Phone: 208.726.7485

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Suki Molina

Deputy Director

Suki Molina

Deputy Director

Suki shares responsibility for running the organization and oversees the fundraising and finance side of the organization. She’s been an ICL staffer for 25 years!

Phone: 208.345.6933 x18

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Aimee Moran

Development Director

Aimee Moran

Development Director

Aimee leads the dynamic development team! She makes sure you have plenty of opportunities to support ICL, have fun at our great events, and receive the thanks and praise you deserve.

Phone: 208.345.6933 x15

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Matt Nykiel

Conservation Associate

Matt Nykiel

Conservation Associate

Matt works to protect North Idaho’s clean water, clean air and open spaces.

Phone 208.256.9565

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Jonathan Oppenheimer

Government Relations Director

Jonathan Oppenheimer

Government Relations Director

Jonathan is your voice for conservation in the Idaho Statehouse and protects wild forests, clean water and healthy fish. He’s been with ICL since 2002.

Phone: 208.345.6933 x26

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Ben Otto

Energy Associate

Ben Otto

Energy Associate

Ben works to find ways for Idahoans to reduce energy use and use clean energy.

Phone: 208.345.6933 x12

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John Robison

Public Lands Director

John Robison

Public Lands Director

John oversees work to protect public lands across the state and enjoys being on the water whenever he can.

Phone: 208.345.6933 x13

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Lori Sims

Development Associate

Lori Sims

Development Associate

Lori connects with the generous members and donors who support ICL’s efforts to care for the beautiful places where we live, work and play.

Phone: 208.345.6933 x22

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Brad Smith

North Idaho Director

Brad Smith

North Idaho Director

Brad works to protect forests, clean water, wildlife and fish in the Panhandle region of Idaho.

Phone: 208.265.9565

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Lana Weber

Community Engagement Associate

Lana Weber

Community Engagement Associate

Lana connects conservation-minded folks in South Idaho with sustainable community issues including outreach and potential partnership opportunities.

Phone: 208.345.6933 x16

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Mary Beth Whitaker

Editor & Designer

Mary Beth Whitaker

Editor & Designer

Mary Beth makes our publications, communications, designs and website look and sound great. She started as a volunteer and has worked on ICL’s staff for over 22 years!

Phone: 208.345.6933 x11

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Erin Zaleski

Office Manager

Erin Zaleski

Office Manager

Erin is the welcoming presence at ICL, processes the deposits, ensures that the office is running efficiently and helps plan fun events.

Phone: 208.345.6933 x10

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