Chris Redfern has been Executive Director since 2006. Chris leads a team of ecologists, outdoor educators, and communications professionals who deliver innovative, award-winning programs in the areas of outdoor nature education, community-based habitat restoration, endangered species recovery, and citizen science. Chris has extensive experience collaborating with federal, state, city, and non-profit organizations to protect wildlife and restore local habitats. Chris also serves on the Audubon California Board of Directors, where he leads chapter capacity-building efforts and provides a grassroots perspective to strategic planning and development for the Audubon network at state and national levels.
Rebecca Schwartz Lesberg is San Diego Audubon's Director of Conservation and is responsible for conservation projects including adaptive management of endangered species habitat, coastal dune habitat restoration, environmental advocacy, and project scoping. Rebecca holds a BS from UCSD in Ecology and is finishing up an MS in Marine Science from USD. Rebecca is always looking for more volunteers for the Conservation Program, so send her an email to get involved!
Megan Flaherty is San Diego Audubon's Conservation Project Coordinator, facilitating habitat restoration events in Mission Bay. Megan holds a Master's degree in conservation biology, and has carried out research in a number of African game reserves and national parks. A San Diego native, Megan is passionate about conserving natural ecosystems and protecting native flora and fauna, and is a true believer in the power of public participation in making a tangible difference for our environment. Feel free to contact her in regards to our Conservation volunteer opportunities!
Rebekah Angona is San Diego Audubon's Director of Education and is responsible for managing the 4th Grade Science Discovery program at Silverwood Wildlife Sanctuary and the OutdoorExplore! programs offered throughout San Diego county. Rebekah holds a Master's degree in education from Coastal Carolina University. She has experience in both formal and informal science education and always loves the opportunity to introduce students to wonders of the outdoors.
Jill Cooper is San Diego Audubon’s Education and Volunteer Coordinator. Jill holds a B.Sc. in Biology from The Evergreen State College, and is a graduate of Wilderness Awareness School. Jill has a varied background, from wildlife tracking to tree canopy science, from raising endangered frogs with prisoners to leading outdoor education programs for children. Jill cares deeply for conservation and connecting people with nature.
Brian Moehl is San Diego Audubon's Lead Naturalist with the Education Program. Brian began working as a Naturalist Guide for San Diego Audubon in fall 2007. In late 2013, Brian transitioned from the position of Education Program Manager into the role of Lead Naturalist as he pursues a master's degree in Environmental Science and Policy. Brian brings a broad background to his work with Audubon. He has classroom teaching experience; has completed Wilderness Awareness School programs; is a qualified Trail Guide at Mission Trails Regional Park; has advanced level training in tracking; and is a Certified Interpretive Guide. Brian finds it a pleasure to guide learning experiences that help build connections to the natural world.
Jennifer Douglas is a Naturalist with San Diego Audubon's Education Program. Jen founded the San Diego Sierra Club's Family Meet-up group, is a board member of the San Diego Children and Nature Collaborative (SDCaN), and a trail guide at Mission Trails Regional Park. She has worked in corporate, government and nonprofit health policy and marketing in San Diego, New York, and Washington, D.C., and as a news writer/producer. Douglas graduated from the University of Michigan and went to the Graduate School of Public Health at the City University of New York.
Taylor Good has been working as a naturalist with the San Diego Audubon Society since 2012. Prior to that he attended Wilderness Awareness School’s Residential Program in an effort to round out the biology degree he was awarded the year before from SDSU. As a former Marine he is proud to represent the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) as a volunteer surf instructor for the Wounded Warrior Battalion and as a facilitator for the Adaptive Rock Climbing Clinic (ARC) in association with Peter Harsch Prosthetics (PHP).
Judie Lincer is a Naturalist with San Diego Audubon's Educaion Program. Judie has a deep passion for connecting children with the outdoors. She has taught grades preschool-high school for over 20 years and participated in a Naturalist Training course at the SD Natural History Museum. She is an Education co-leader and manages programs for San Diego Children & Nature collaborative (SDCaN) where she works on numerous projects around the county to help connect children to nature. These projects are designed to bring Schoolyard Science Lessons into schools and empower teachers to use the outdoors to engage children in science using hands-on activities. Importantly, they enhance students’ scientific- inquiry skills and inspire and develop an appreciation of the environment and ecosystems in San Diego County. Judie has a Masters degree in Education, and is also a Certified Interpretive Guide.
Judy Osman is a Naturalist with San Diego Audubon's Education Program. Judy is a native San Diegan and has completed the Anake Outdoor School program through the Wilderness Awareness School in Washington state. She has her bachelor’s degree in psychology from UCSD and has been working with children of all ages in various settings since the age of 15. Her greatest joy in working with children through the programs SDAS offers is seeing the children’s faces light up and the excitement they exude when they have understood the connection they have to nature and have experienced this in a tangible and real way.
Ashley Barron is a Naturalist with San Diego Audubon's Education Program. Ashley graduated from San Diego State University with a bachelor's of science in biology with an emphasis in marine biology. She has been working with children for 5 years in a variety of settings, including both science and recreation, including coaching gymnastics at the YMCA, and working at SeaWorld. She loves being able to teach kids about the world we live in and inspire them to care for the natural world and find a new passion.
Kim Roth Nelson is a Naturalist with San Diego Audubon's Education Program. Kim holds a BS in Biology from UCSD and is currently pursuing a MA in Biology through Miami University’s Global Field Program. Kim is what you would call a “bird nerd”. She is a Senior Bird Keeper at the San Diego Zoo and has helped lead multiple tours for the San Diego Bird Festival. She is very passionate about the outdoors and loves sharing her knowledge with others. She also loves working with young students so that she can help them connect with nature and become future environmental stewards.