Lisa teaches Geography and researches Earth Systems at San Diego City College and Cuyamaca College. She is a National Science Foundation researcher, and participates in their Quality Education for Minorities program, as well as in the MESA (Math, Engineering, Science Achievement) Program. Her research includes Kumeyaay ethnobotany and cultural ecology and a project for Homeland Security assessing readiness for a major earthquake on the San Andreas fault, with a special focus on mapping environmental hazards in relation to known smaller faults throughout San Diego.
Lisa Chaddock, Vice President
Conny Jamison, TreasurerConny served as Economist and City Treasurer for the City of San Diego from 1978-2001, and has served on the Boards of SD Foundation, Kiwanis Club of San Diego and Kiwanis Club Foundation, EdFund, and has served as Treasurer of Kiwanis and Kiwanis Foundation. Conny has a keen interest in birding that has grown over the past 15 years, and has traveled extensively in Mexico, South and Central America, and Africa. Conny holds a BA from Occidental College, a Master of Public Administration-City Planning from SDSU and a PhD in Economics from UCSD.
Rebecca Wilbanks, Anstine CommitteeRebecca is the Resident Manager at Anstine-Audubon Nature Preserve. Throughout Rebecca's life, she has worked in a couple of different fields, including teaching for 14 years and is currently an IHSS Provider. Rebecca's heart truly belongs outside among the trees, the animals and the birds. She has studied and trained to receive certifications in wildlife tracking, wilderness basics, gardening and native plant restoration.
David is a professional Graphic Designer and Illustrator at Melden & Melden Advertising. His work includes graphic design and illustration for printing and web, original art is various media, and copy editing and writing. David first became active with San Diego Audubon when he contributed artwork to the newsletter in 1980. He has since designed numerous logos, brochures and other printed materials, as well as produced original illustrations and paintings for San Diego Audubon use. David holds a BA in Visual Arts from UC San Diego and continues to lead the organization's strategic communications work.
Sarah has over 10 years of experience in non-profits and higher education in the East Coast and San Diego. Currently, she is the associate director of Alumni Relations at University of San Diego. Sarah is a former board member of the Southern California Museum Educators, and earned a bachelors degree in anthropology from George Washington University and a masters in museum education from University of the Arts. She is certified by the National Association of Interpretation as a Certified Interpretive Trainer and Certified Interpretive Guide.
Sarah Zakaria, Education
David Kimball, Membership, Bird FestivalHaving resided his whole life near the Pacific Ocean, David became involved with San Diego Audubon following his retirement as San Diego site manager of Lockheed Martin. He has chaired the San Diego Bird Festival since 2007. As his favorite activity is working on native plant restoration, he can regularly be found at San Diego Audubon's habitat restoration events. He is also on the board of Friends of Famosa Slough and leads the revegetation work for the Sunset Cliffs Natural Park council.
Phil Pryde, Silverwood CommitteePhil is a Professor Emeritus at San Diego State University, where he taught courses in environmental policy for 32 years. While at SDSU, he authored six books and over a hundred published papers, has been a Fulbright Research Scholar, and received a national distinguished teaching award. Locally, he has chaired the San Diego County Planning Commission, and served on the Boards of the County Water Authority and the San Diego River Park Foundation. He has served on the Board of the San Diego Audubon Society since 1980. His conservation work has twice been written up in the national magazine of the National Audubon Society. He is the editor and primary author of San Diego: An Introduction to the Region, now in its fourth edition.
EOWYN BATES, DEVELOPMENT
Eowyn Bates grew up in Green Bay and the Northwoods of Wisconsin where she learned to love the outdoors from her father, a naturalist and writer. She attended Macalester College and moved to San Diego 16 years ago. Eowyn has nearly 20 years of experience working for nonprofits and is currently the senior director of development and membership at the San Diego Natural History Museum. She lives in Normal Heights with her husband, a high school science teacher.