Tom Wheeler 2Tom Wheeler, Executive Director Tom graduated from the University of Washington School of Law with a concentration in Environmental Law. Tom was President of the Environmental Law Society, served as Articles Editor of the WA Journal of Environmental Law & Policy, and defended old-growth and endangered species at the WA Forest Law Center.

Amber SheltonAmber Jamieson, Communications & Development Director Amber attended Humboldt State University where she earned a degree in Natural Resources Policy Economics.  She has experience working for public agencies and private planning firms applying many of the environmental policies throughout the region and has been working for EPIC since 2009.

Kimberly Smiling ProfileflippedKimberly 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 croppedRob Diperna, Forest and Wildlife Advocate  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 THPs for EPIC, focusing on protection of public trust resources including threatened and endangered species, water quality and forests.

Rhiannon Lewis-Stephenson  Rhiannon has a B.A. in International Relations with an emphasis in Global Environment from UC Davis. During her time at Davis, she worked in Guatemala on Lake Atitlan with regional non-profits and ecologists to address the lake’s cyanobacteria blooms. Since graduating, she has traveled around the globe and the country promoting environmental conservation and activism. A local of Humboldt County, she has now made it her focus to protect the incredibly diverse creatures and habitats this area has to offer. When not working, you can find her exploring the forests and beaches, reading alongside her cat Huckleberry, or beekeeping.