GFG Executive Team

Florent Kaiser

Florent Kaiser

Chief Executive Officer

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.

Constantino Aucca

Constantino Aucca

President, Acción 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.

Leslie Danoff

Leslie Danoff

Co-Founder & Senior Advisor

Leslie was the founding COO of Global Forest Generation. As a prior Board Director at Rainforest Trust, she helped protect millions of acres of threatened forest in South America’s Amazon and Andes as well as in Africa and Asia.

George Fenwick

George Fenwick

Co-Founder & Senior Advisor

George has dedicated his life to conservation. Prior to serving as founding President of Global Forest Generation, he was President of the American Bird Conservancy, which he founded in 1994.

Rita Fenwick

Rita Fenwick

Co-Founder & Senior Advisor

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

Erin Lebbin

Erin Lebbin

Senior Advisor

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

GFG Team

Wade Million

Wade Million

Communications Director

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.

Anna Allen

Anna Allen

Development Manager

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.

Sondra (Sonni) Grover

Sondra (Sonni) Grover

Finance & Operations Manager

Sondra’s accounting career of more than 25 years spans senior leadership positions within nonprofits, corporations, and municipal governments where she has been responsible for oversight of financial operations and administrative management.

Stephanie Arellano

Stephanie Arellano

Conservation Program Officer

Stephanie has worked in biodiversity conservation for over 13 years. Prior to joining Global Forest Generation, she was IUCN's Program Officer for Biodiversity Management for South America.

Kathleen McGibbon

Kathleen McGibbon

Development Officer

Kathleen has been a Development specialist in the nonprofit sector for 15 years. Prior to joining GFG, her focus was wildlife conservation and rehabilitation.

GFG Board Members

Jim Brumm

Jim Brumm

Chair of the Board & 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.

Leslie Danoff

Leslie Danoff

Vice Chair of the Board & Co-Founder

The founding COO of Global Forest Generation, Leslie now serves on GFG's senior management team. As a prior Board Director at Rainforest Trust, she helped protect millions of acres of threatened forest in South America’s Amazon and Andes as well as in Africa and Asia.

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.

David Harrison

David Harrison

Board Member

David is a physician in Oregon who has been active in conservation for many years. While growing up in Chicago, he became an avid birder at age eight after his best friend took him birding. Enthusiasm for birds soon led to a passion for all of nature and an interest in conservation.

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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