David Moscow Trustee Biography David first read the works of Rick Bass, Barry Lopez, and Aldo Leopold by head lamp on the Blue River in Arizona as a student on Round River’s Mexican Wolf program in 1994. They opened his mind to the adventure of nature writing. David has since looked to marry his love…

Conservation Program Assistant

Matthew Hickey Conservation Program Assistant Biography Matthew recieved his BSc in Environmental Science from Montana State University in 2022. Since graduating, he has spent time working all around the state as a wetland science technician and a seed potato inspector. Outside of work, he likes to spend time hiking and playing the banjo. matthewhickey@roundriver.org

Bookkeeper/Office Assistant

Julia Leach Bookkeeper/Office Assistant Biography Julia received her BS in Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology with minors in Environmental Science and Music from Western Washington University.  As part of her studies, she participated in Round River’s Great Bear Rainforest student program in 2007.  Her work experience has focused on botany, environmental education program management, and…

Botswana Program Assistant Instructor

Pabalelo Motswadi Botswana Program Assistant Instructor Biography Pabalelo was born and raised in Sankoyo village but has family roots from Khwai village. Pabalelo is from two different Okavango tribes, the Bayei and Bugakhwe tribes. He resided in wildlife management areas his entire life, where he grew up living with and coping with wild animals. Because…

Botswana Program Instructor

Domini Bowen Botswana Program Instructor Biography Domini (she/her) graduated with a BSc in Zoology from The University of Edinburgh (2019) and then went on to read Conservation Science at The University of Queensland (2023). She is passionate about mitigating Human/Wildlife conflict and has worked as research assistant on projects in Patagonia to learn more about…

Patagonia & Taku Program Instructor

Ben Schmidt Patagonia & Taku Program Instructor Biography Ben received a BS in biology from Northwestern College and an MS in fisheries and wildlife science from Clemson University in South Carolina. He has worked as a stream surveyor in Oregon, a botanist in Utah and Michigan, an environmental educator in Costa Rica and Georgia, a…

Patagonia Program Instructor

María Paz Quercia Raty Patagonia Program Instructor Biography Maria Paz is a geologist from the Universidad Austral de Chile. She is also an ANGM (Asociación Nacional de Guías de Montaña) mountain guide. She loves mountaineering. She works in archeology and glaciology research in the region of Aysen, as well as a mountain guide during the winter.…

Patagonia Program Field Coordinator/Instructor

José Cruz San Martín Patagonia Program Field Coordinator/Instructor Biography José is a Forest Engineer from the University of Chile. His undergraduate research involved comparing southern beech wood with fossil records. He then worked with Lenga bush management at Tierra del Fuego Island. His work interests in sustainability and education led him to coordinate organic recycling…

Jennifer Shepherd Development Advisor Biography As a Middlebury College student who studied with Stephen Trombulak, Jennifer was a research assistant on Round River’s Mexican Wolf Program in the early 1990s with Gerald Scoville. Jennifer has a master’s degree in Geography from the University of Arizona and has led the development efforts of the Center for…

Jeff Muntifering Science Advisor Biography Born and raised in Minnesota, Jeff Muntifering has spent more than 20 years teaching, conducting research and leading conservation programs in America, Africa and Asia.  Jeff has been based in Namibia since 1999 where he initially studied cheetah ecology with the Cheetah Conservation Fund before joining Save the Rhino Trust…