GFG Team

George Fenwick

George Fenwick

President, Board Member & Co-Founder

George was the Founder of the American Bird Conservancy in 1994 and served as its President until 2017.

Florent Kaiser

Florent Kaiser

Executive Director

Florent is a passionate conservation entrepreneur on a mission to implement effective solutions to scale up restoration and protection of the world's forest ecosystems. He is on the Advisory Board of the World Economic Forum's 1t.org Trillion Tree Campaign. As a member of the Board of the Global Partnership for Landscape Restoration, Florent represents GFG's work with catalytic on-the-ground implementers.

Rita Fenwick

Rita Fenwick

Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder 

Rita has worked in biodiversity conservation for over 25 years. She served as Vice President and Director of Development for American Bird Conservancy (ABC) for two decades.

Leslie Danoff

Leslie Danoff

Chief Operating Officer, Board Member & Co-Founder

Prior to co-founding Global Forest Generation, Leslie was a Board Director at Rainforest Trust, where she helped protect millions of acres of threatened forest in South America’s Amazon and Andes as well as in Africa and Asia.

Constantino Aucca

Constantino Aucca

Executive Director, Accion Andina & Co-Founder

Tino is a prominent on-the-ground leader of community-based reforestation and the recovery of Polylepis forests in the high Andes. His 20 year model of successful engagement with indigenous communities in Peru is the inspiration for Accion Andina.

Erin Lebbin

Erin Lebbin

Director of Program Development

Erin is a non-profit development specialist with ten years of fundraising, programmatic, and management leadership in Latin American wildlife conservation and habitat restoration.

Wade Million

Wade Million

Director of Communications

Wade is an award winning nature and travel photographer with over a decade of experience in science and communications. His ambition is to become a bridge between science and public engagement through honest storytelling that ignites in others the desire to take climate action.

Marisol Mata

Marisol Mata

Conservation Manager

Marisol is a scientist and conservationist with fifteen years of experience leading teams, managing programs, and connecting people with science and nature. She is passionate about making the world a better place for everyone through science, community building, and on-the- ground conservation.

Anna Allen

Anna Allen

Development Officer

Anna has eight years of project management and operations experience in non-profits and businesses in Latin America and Europe, and currently resides in Mexico.

Jim Brumm

Jim Brumm

Board Chair & Co-Founder

Jim, a lawyer and advisor on Corporate Social Responsibility issues, was formerly the Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Mitsubishi’s U.S. subsidiary.

Miles Freeland

Miles Freeland

Board Member

Miles is the Global Head of Communications at Pangaia. He has over two decades of experience in the fashion industry as a senior marketing and communications executive, including at Diesel, Burberry, rag & bone, Saint Laurent, and Ralph Lauren.

Richard Lazarus

Richard Lazarus

Board Member

Richard is Harvard Law School Professor of Environmental law, Natural Resources law, Supreme Court Advocacy, and Torts.

Shaun Paul

Shaun Paul

Board Member

Shaun is CEO of Ejido Verde, a Mexican forestry company formed through a partnership of the Mexican pine chemicals industry and indigenous communities in Michoacán to reforest 26,000 acres for pine resin extraction.


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