Gary Graham Hughes, Executive Director After two years serving on EPIC’s Board of Directors, Gary assumed responsibilities as Executive Director of EPIC in 2011 with a deep understanding of EPIC’s program work and history, and a deep root in Humboldt County.
Sharon Duggan, Staff Attorney EPIC’s long-time staff attorney, Sharon Duggan provides overall direction for EPIC’s judicial actions and takes the lead on most of the organization’s cases. She has practiced environmental law since 1982, with an emphasis on forestry regulation.
Amber Shelton, Online Organizer Amber attended Humboldt State University where she earned a degree in Natural Resources Policy Economics. Through her experience with public agencies and private planning firms, she has worked on and applied many of the environmental, economic and community planning documents throughout the region.
Natalynne DeLapp, Development Director Natalynne received her B.S in Environmental Science: Public Policy from HSU and began her work with EPIC as an advocate engaging in Sacramento forest policy in 2008. She managed Humboldt County District Attorney’s successful re-election campaign and returned to EPIC in 2011 as Development Director.
Kimberly Baker, Public Land Advocate Kimberly has worked to defend Northern California’s national forests for over a decade, starting as Forest and Wildlife Protection Coordinator for the Klamath Forest Alliance. She has advocated protection of public lands for EPIC since 2007. Her efforts include tracking, commenting, ground-truthing and litigating projects.
Rob Diperna, THP Monitor Rob is on his second tour of duty with EPIC. He also worked for EPIC reviewing private industrial logging plans from 2000-2003. Rob has reviewed literally hundreds of private industrial logging plans for EPIC, focusing on protection of public trust resources including threatened and endangered species, water quality and forests.