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Darla Guenzler, Ph.D

Director / Executive Director

Guenzler has worked in the land conservation field for nearly twenty years, and her leadership is recognized throughout the state and nation.  In 2005, she founded the California Council of Land Trusts, a statewide association of … Read more


Kelly Velasco

Associate Director

kellyvelasco@wildlifeheritage.org

Kelly Velasco has worked in the California land trust community for nearly a decade. As Program Development Manager, she is responsible for cultivating and maintaining relationships with WHF’s public agency and statewide community partners, assisting with the … Read more


Amanda Hubbard

Advancement Manager

Amanda began working for WHF in February of 2017 as the Advancement Manager. Amanda has over seven years’ experience in the land trust community doing fundraising, communications, event management and program outreach. Most recently she worked for the … Read more


Antionette McGinnis

Administrative Assistant

Antionette McGinnis began working for Wildlife Heritage Foundation in May of 2014 as the Administrative Assistant. Prior to becoming employed at Wildlife Heritage Foundation she worked as a Legal Assistant in law firms and as a nanny for … Read more


Amber Parmenter

Wildlife Biologist

aparmenter@wildlifeheritage.org

Amber Parmenter is a biologist with over four years of experience in conducting biological research and fieldwork. She obtained a B.S. in Zoology in 2010 and an M.S. in Conservation Biology in 2013 from San Francisco State … Read more