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.
Andrew Orahoske, Conservation Director Andrew holds a J.D. from the University of Oregon, and a B.A. in Biology from the University of Colorado. His track record as an environmental advocate includes work with the Earth Island Institute, Center for Biological Diversity, Sierra Club, Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide, Earthjustice and others.
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 Jamieson, Office Manager Amber attended Humboldt State University where she earned a degree in Natural Resources Economics. Through previous work 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.
Dian Griffith, Administrative Director Dian has more than 25 years of experience in administrative and bookeeping duties for various for-profit companies and non-profit organizations. She has served on EPIC’s board of directors since 2004, as well as on the fundraising, finance and executive committees for the past six years.
Natalynne Delapp, Development Director Natalynne has worked with EPIC since 2008, first as an intern through the Environmental Policy program at Humboldt State University, then as a Policy Advocate in Sacramento on EPIC’s behalf. More likely, you remember Natalynne for managing the campaign that successfully re-elected Paul Gallegos.
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.