Darlene has a track record of delivering against organizational objectives, having built and led high performing teams of 240+. She has worked and lived in Europe, Asia Pacific and the US - joining Earth Law Center in 2017. Darlene graduated from Cornell University with a degree in Nutritional Biochemistry.

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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.  

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Director of Development - Devon Kearney

Devon Kearney is a fundraising professional who has spent his career in the service of organizations that defend fundamental rights and advance solutions to pressing social problems.

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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. She serves on the Executive Committee for the Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature and is a member of the IUCN's World Commission on Environmental Law. 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.

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Law and Policy 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. 

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Land & Rivers

Oceans & Coasts

Marketing & Development