Staff

garyGary 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.

SharonDSharon 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.

amberAmber 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 and LucaNatalynne 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.

kimberkyKimberly 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.

robRob 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.