Southwest Decision Resources
Carrie has worked with local landowners, state and federal agencies and land-based stakeholders in a variety of positions related to natural resource collaboration in northern Arizona over the past 7 years. She has hands on experience in community participatory analysis, curriculum development, and youth environmental education projects both locally and in South America as a Peace Corps volunteer and coordinator. Most recently she served as the program coordinator for the Diablo Trust, a ranch-based collaborative land management organization in northern Arizona.
Carrie holds a B.S. in Environmental Biology from Pacific University and a M.S. in Environmental Science and Policy from Northern Arizona University. Her studies focused primarily on collaborative monitoring and results-focused stakeholder engagement. She is fluent in Spanish.
Colleen has worked in the area of community and environment for the past 10 years in the U.S., Britain and Africa. Her project work has included community mapping and participatory GIS, youth engagement, environmental justice, regional visioning and scenario planning. She has a background in both GIS and Natural Resource Management and is interested in how to create effective public participation opportunities that genuinely engage local communities in decision-making.
Colleen has a bachelors degree from the University of Arizona in International Development and Natural Resource Management, and an M.S. In Environment and Development from the London School of Economics.
Julia has been working in natural resource management with government agencies, non-profits, and universities since 2007. Her professional experiences include developing and facilitating collaborative planning processes, planning trails and recreational areas, organizing educational, outreach, and fundraising efforts, coordinating community events, and youth engagement.
Julia has a Bachelor’s in Environmental Studies with a focus on Environmental Psychology
from the University of Michigan, and and an M.S. from the University of Arizona’s School of Natural Resources and the Environment. Her thesis focused on public perceptions of renewable energy facilities.
Larry has 25 years of experience in agriculture, forestry, and conservation, and in community and rural development programs, and has worked both in the United States and internationally. He worked for 10 years as a federal mediator for the US Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution, coordinating their Public Lands and Resources program. In that role, he supervised facilitation and/or mediation of more than 200 federal disputes related to forest management and restoration, species and habitat conservation, recreation, mining, oil and gas leasing, and watershed and ecosystem management. He is currently a Research Professor at the School of Natural Resources and the Environment, University of Arizona. He teaches courses on landscape conservation, climate change, and environmental conflict resolution, and is pursuing an active research and outreach agenda on these issues.
Larry holds a Masters in Agriculture and Rural Development, and a PhD in Forest Policy and Management, both from Cornell University.
Abby is excited to intern with Southwest Decision Resources. She is interested in learning more about and supporting engagement of diverse stakeholders in collaborative land management and conflict resolution processes.
Abby has a bachelor’s degree in Geology from Haverford College where she specialized in soil science and ecology. Her research focused on the conservation of rare grassland ecosystems using prescribed fire, and analyzing wildfire burn severity using GIS and remote sensing software. Following graduation, she worked on grazing management and invasive species monitoring in Wyoming for the Conservation and Land Management Program of the Bureau of Land Management.
Andi is a wildlife biologist by training, whose career has primarily focused on natural resource conflict resolution. Before joining Southwest Decision Resources in 2013, she spent 15 years with the Arizona Game and Fish Department. During that period she served as the endangered California condor biologist, and the Habitat Specialist in Flagstaff, Arizona. Andi is well versed in a wide range of natural resource issues which include topics such as wind energy development, National Forest and BLM policies and directives, NEPA, ESA, transportation planning, forest and rangeland restoration, and grazing management on public lands.
Andi has a Bachelor’s degree in Zoology from the University of Montana and a Master’s degree in Wildlife Science from the University of Arizona.
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Tahnee is a professional facilitator, mediator and collaboration practitioner. For the past 20 years, in the U.S. and internationally, her project work has included forest planning and management, large landscape conservation, outdoor recreation planning, collaborative adaptive management, watershed management, community and regional visioning, youth engagement, coalition building, and overflight noise issues. Previously, she was the associate director of the Program on Environment and Community at Cornell University and the Latin America coordinator for the Cornell International Institute for Food, Agriculture and Development.
Tahnee has a Bachelor’s in Biology from Grinnell College and a Masters in Natural Resources from Cornell University. She is a member of the U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution’s Roster of Environmental Conflict Resolution and Consensus Building Professionals. She is fluent in Spanish.