EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR - DARLENE MAY LEE
Darlene May Lee is a visionary leader with a track record of building sustainable and growing businesses, world-class teams, and strong stakeholder relationships at different levels of an organization.
“I’m delighted to have the opportunity to work with such a visionary Board, to help drive the movement to give nature back its rights.”
DIRECTING ATTORNEY - GRANT WILSON
Grant Wilson is an attorney who has advanced environmental campaigns in the United States and worldwide: from the 2010 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Cancún to Kenyan National Land Policy work to Deputy Director of the Global Catastrophic Risk Institute in the US. Grant earned a degree in Environmental Policy from Huxley College of the Environment at Western Washington University, and a J.D. with a Certificate in Environmental and Natural Resources Law from Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon.
Ocean Rights Manager - MICHELLE BENDER
Michelle Bender is an environmental law and policy specialist with expertise in ocean and wildlife law, including the Marine Mammal Protection Act and Endangered Species Act. Michelle graduated Summa Cum Laude from Vermont Law School, where she earned a Master’s in Environmental Law and Policy and holds a B.S. in Biology with a Marine Emphasis from Western Washington University.
Law and Policy Lead Lead - GREG NAYLOR
Greg Naylor is an attorney and environmental advocate who has worked with NextGen Climate Action and former V.P. Al Gore's Climate Reality Project to educate the public on climate change and the need to protect the rights of nature.
Grant Writing Associate (United States)
"We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect." Aldo Leopold
Environmental Law Lead (United States)
"The law is our greatest hope for an equitable, just and sustainable world, and fighting for the rights of nature within the law is the only way to ensure a better future for everyone."
Policy & Management Associate (United States)
“Earth Law is important to me because I have long aspired to contribute to the sustainability and the rights of the Earth. I am privileged to be a part of the Earth Law team."
Ocean Policy Associate (United States)
"After gaining a scientific background as a marine science major at UC Berkeley, I am excited to learn more about how to protect nature through law and policy by working with the Earth Law Center."
Environmental Policy Lead (United States)
"Earth Law is important to me because we all share one home and it is our responsibility to protect and care for the Earth as more than property but truly the source of all life."