Ellen wears many hats, all "green". As the inspiration behind the new Nature Ninos youth outdoors program and as the AZ Environmental Educator of the year (2020), Ellen shows her gift for teaching kids about the outdoors. Outreach and community is her specialty, and everyone at PAS enjoys her energy and enthusiasm for all things environmental. Ellen was honored with the International Environmental Education 30 Under 30 award in 2021.
We can see why!
Ryan has lived in Northern & Central Arizona for most of his life. He has a lifelong connection with the landscape and wildlife of our beautiful state, so he joined the board of PAS in order to take an active role in its stewardship. Ryan is the manager of Jay's Bird Barn, a retail shop devoted to celebrating birds and the world we share. He is their "Binoculars Whisperer".
Ryan is married with two sons. By being a part of PAS, he hopes to help maintain the beautiful natural landscape we've all come to appreciate and love.
For over 30 years, Sue has been an active part of the Audubon community. With her background in nonprofit accounting, she has designed the reporting systems and managed tax compliance for two Audubon Chapters. Sue also acted as board treasurer for HawkWatch International. Recently, she's been working with Prescott City on bird habitat improvement projects.
Christina is an Environmental Scientist in Bagdad and joined Prescott Audubon in 2021. She loves spending time hiking with her dogs. Her favorite bird is the Belted Kingfisher. In addition to her science expertise, Christina manages much of our social media, communication, and outreach.
Maria feels fortunate to have called Prescott home for over a decade. As a wildlife biologist and environmental educator, she loves the outdoors and helping folks connect to nature in a meaningful way. Maria joined the PAS board in 2018, and has served as its secretary since 2020. She enjoys hiking, backpacking, and volunteering on trails at Grand Canyon National Park. Some of Maria's favorite sounds include the call of the loon and the song of the Canyon Wren.
My love for birding began many years ago as I watched these beautiful red and brown birds on the feeder outside my living room window. A friend of mine suggested I take a beginning birding class at Yavapai College. This was about 20 years ago, and I've been hooked ever since! I am honored to serve as your treasurer and happy to be a more active member of the Prescott Audubon Society. Let's go birding!
Mary is a 30+ year resident of Prescott ("almost a native!"), and she has been a Prescott Audubon member since the 1990's. With her strong background in college administration, Mary is a natural to chair our Scholarship Committee. She claims to know just enough about birds, geology, trails, and camping to amaze and/or bore her friends.