Board of Directors

Carl Palmer

Carl Palmer

Founder, Board President and Executive Director

Carl is the founder of LegacyWorks Group. Carl has led innovative community impact initiatives for…

Shelley Ratay

Shelley Ratay

Board Treasurer

Shelley Ratay is a social sector consultant with extensive nonprofit management experience and domain expertise…

Dr. Doug Wachob

Dr. Doug Wachob

Board Secretary

Doug Wachob is Director of Academic Programs at the Haub School of Environment and Natural…

Jack Shea

Jack Shea

Board member

Jack is the former Head of the Meridian School, a private K-5 school in Seattle,…

Personnel

Martin Goebel

Martin Goebel

Baja Regional Director

Martin has nearly 35 years experience in natural resources management and sustainable development. Between 1983-1986…

Max Ludington

Max Ludington

Teton Regional Director

Max has worked on conservation and public lands issues for the past 15 years, including…

Tynes Viar

Tynes Viar

Development Director and Project Director

Tynes has been fully immersed in innovative land projects, community regeneration and place-based education for…

Sandy Mason

Sandy Mason

Senior Fellow

Sandy has worked in the land use planning and conservation field for over 25 years….

James Honey

James Honey

Senior Fellow

James Honey has nearly 20 years’ experience in coordination of complex environmental and economic solutions,…

Jessica Elliott

Jessica Elliott

Operations Manager and Conservation Planner

Jessica brings a wide array of experience to her role from both the administrative management…

Devin Rothman

Devin Rothman

Project Manager

Devin Rothman recently completed a Master’s of Environmental Science and Management at UC Santa Barbara’s…

Court Smith

Court Smith

Project Director and Geographic Information Systems

Court has over 15 years experience working as a professional Geographic Information Systems (GIS) specialist,…

Megan Miley

Megan Miley

Communications

Megan has over 25 years experience in communications and design. Before LegacyWorks, she led the…

Leslie Regan

Leslie Regan

Project Manager

Leslie recently earned her Master’s degree from the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management…

Paulina Klein

Paulina Klein

Project Manager

Paulina is a biologist with a passion for conservation and community development, understanding there cannot…

Mark Tollefson

Mark Tollefson

Project Manager

Mark hails from five generations of rural farmers in northern Alberta, Canada. He has an…

Richard Wilke

Richard Wilke

Resident Artist

Richard Wilke is a Santa Barbara artist and printmaker who worked with the likes of Robert…