Shauna Hanisch-Kirkbride attended University of Montana, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Wildlife Biology. Shauna went on to earn her Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Boise State, with an environmental and natural resource policy emphasis.
Shauna went on to work for the US Fish and Wildlife Service in Arlington, Virginia. After 10 years working in the federal government, Shauna then went on to graduate school at Michigan State University, where she earned a PhD in Fisheries and Wildlife, with an emphasis in Human Dimensions. She became a professor of environmental science at a small private college in Midland, Michigan, until she relocated back to Vancouver, Washington in 2018. Shauna now works in the non-profit sector as the Managing Director of the Lower Columbia Fish Enhancement Group, where she works with a staff of five to restore salmon habitat in watersheds across the Lower Columbia River region.
Scott Martin has spent the last twenty five years working to conserve and create systemic public parks at the edge of the American urban landscape in Idaho, Virginia, Kentucky, and now Indiana. He is presently Executive Director of River Heritage Conservancy, Inc. and is serving as North American Director for World Urban Parks. He holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from Boise State University.
Dr. Craig Jones
Kelli Badesheim received her bachelors in Psychology and her Masters in public administration from Boise State. She has been involved in public administration and public transportation for 25 years.Kelli is the executive director of Valley Regional Transit, which is the regional public transportation authority for Ada and Canyon counties in Idaho. Kelli works for a 29-member board of directors and oversees a public authority with 44 employees who support the administration, planning, and oversight of the public transportation services in the region. She also serves on the board of the United Way and the Western Idaho Community Health Collaborative.