(Staff in order of hire date)
Bioneer since 1998
oversees the Restorative Development Initiative, which produced “Wisdom at the End of Hoe” ecological agricultural workshops.
Arty has worked with farmers and agriculture since 1978 as a partner in Live Juice, a fresh, local, organic apple juice company in Santa Cruz. In 1986, he joined Odwalla and was in charge of fruit sourcing, working with farmers in the US, Mexico and Costa Rica. He collaborated with John Mohawk and the Iroquois White Corn Project and worked with The Federation of Southern Cooperatives and African American farmers in Mississippi and Alabama.
He is a board member of the Ecological Farming Association, and was a member of the Santa Cruz GE Subcommittee that led to a Precautionary Moratorium on growing genetically engineered crops in Santa Cruz County.
Favorite Causes: Food & Farming.
National Bioneers Conference Project Manager
Bioneer since 1999
works with the programming team for the Bioneers Conference. She is the communications liaison with all scheduled speakers, and she manages the large work-exchange crew who work with us each year.
Kelli’s previous professional experience was at EcoWorks Multimedia (a nonprofit project of the Tides Center) as assistant to the director, where she was responsible for office management, managing an organizational outreach program, supervising staff and intern schedules and editing manuscripts. Kelli has a B.A. in History from Salem State College, and is a certified dog trainer.
When not in the office, Kelli enjoys cooking healthy meals, backpacking and hiking with her dogs, and playing ice hockey.
Favorite Causes: Wildlife Biodiversity, Organic Food and Farming, Labeling of Genetically Modified Foods, Global Warming.
Director of Events
Bioneer since 2007
works with the amazing group of companies that comprise the Bioneers sponsors, exhibitors, and auction donors. She is also a key member of the Bioneers Conference production team.
Ginger's degree is in Sport Management from UMASS Amherst, where her focus was event production and facility management. Her previous professional experience includes the Sydney Olympics, Host Communication's Soccer and Hoop it UP Basketball Tournaments, and the Willy's Fitness Center chain on Cape Cod.
She enjoys rock climbing, sewing, and cycling–when she’s not saving the world from 9-to-5 or being a super-mom to her son.
Favorite Cause: World Peace.
Program Co-Director, Beaming Bioneers Network
Bioneer since 2008
is the Co-Director for Resilient Communities and Dreaming New Mexico, which has received such acclaim and international recognition.
With a Bachelor's in Business Administration, she has been working in project and event management for more than 15 years. She lives in Santa Fe with her husband and two children.
Favorite Causes: Systems Thinking and Planning; Energy, Food, and Water.
Bioneer since 2011
is a recognized Tribal leader and Tribal member of the Chemehuevi Indian Tribe, where she served for many years as a Council Member and Cultural Center Executive Director.
She is a Native American professional with a background in creative planning and development, art direction, administration, outreach and execution of multiple marketing plan initiatives for “hard-to-reach” audiences. Recently, Cara collaborated with The Cultural Conservancy in funding, editing, and producing the short documentary, The Old Woman Mountains, featuring the Tribe’s traditional funeral rite singers.
Cara has a degree in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Houston, as well as degrees in documentary and commercial photography from the Institute of American Indian Arts and Oklahoma State University. She has also studied Native art, cultural anthropology, new media, documentary photography, and graphic design.
Favorite Causes: Land & Water conservation.
A. TYLER CAMPBELL
Media Projects Associate
Bioneer since September 2012
As Digital Projects Associate, Tyler facilitates, manages and produces original content as well as material from the vast archive of Bioneers Digital Media. From video editing and production, to photo and audio inventory management, Tyler supports the creation, organization and publication of Bioneers Digital Content. Growing up in the Digital Age, Tyler began working in graphic design, video, photography, music and other Digital Media Projects in middle school. With a degree in Sociology from University of California, Santa Cruz, Tyler combines his passion for the arts with his vision of creating media that invokes positive social change, spreading a message of social justice and positive existence.
Favorite Causes: Social Justice, Worker's Rights, Sustainability, and Animal Rights.
Bioneer since 2013
Digital Content Manager
Bioneer since 2013
As the Digital Content Manager, Tyson is responsible for defining, developing and curating online content for web properties and social media. He is responsible for full cycle content acquisition and website development processes. As well as the ongoing maintenance and management of the digital properties.
Tyson holds a bachelor degree in Business and Technology as well as a minor in History. He is a firm supporter of the Bioneers core mission and is proud to be part of their team
Tyson is an avid mountain biker, with a deep appreciation for nature. He is a devoted husband and proud father of two beautiful children.
Favorite Causes: Animal Rights, Conservation, and Equality.
Creative Services Manager
Bioneer since 2013
Bioneer since 2013
STEPHEN FISCHETTO, JR.
Program & MarCom Coordinator
Bioneer since 2013
Stephen’s original passion in life was that of music. While studying classical and flamenco guitar in Italy and Spain, Stephen worked abroad on a certified organic olive grove and vineyard. This experience shifted his focus from music theory and composition to ecological awareness and sustainability. Stephen changed his academic focus to Ecological Design and Green Business Management which then prompted him to work on various sustainable food systems projects throughout Hawai’i. While in Hawai’i Stephen also became the Legislative Liaison for the State Farmers Union. This position entailed collaborating with county and state officials on current issues regarding farmland designation, public and commercial water rights as well as informing members on new regulatory changes in state and county planning. Stephen has also worked as an Environmental Compliance Specialist and Research Writer within the U.S. National Park Concession industry collaborating alongside officials from the Department of the Interior and the EPA in assessing and reviewing environmental impacts while implementing best management practices and environmental tracking systems.
One of Stephen’s main passions has been to educate younger generations on the importance of caring for our environment and how their actions can have a positive impact on the local ecology. This passion came after Stephen received an Environmental Activism Award issued by the Minister of the Environment and Labor in Canada for bettering the community. This experience and accomplishment gave Stephen the drive to inform youths about improving their natural ecological systems through participator education. Stephen’s passion for the environment along with his background in sustainable design and development focusing heavily on agricultural systems and community planning has allowed him to incorporate this expertise into Regenerative Education which focuses on responding to environmental challenges.
Conference Production Assistant
Youth Initiatives Coordinator
Ambrosia Krinsky’s prime directive is to ensure a positive conference experience for all youth participants. She works closely with the Bioneers team to coordinate all things related to the youth program, from meals to presentations.
Krinsky has spent much time since 2007 working with both urban and rural youth. Prior to working for Bioneers she conducted research for the International Forum on Globalization on the implementation of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, served as Campus Tour Coordinator for Conversations with the Earth: Indigenous Voices on Climate Change, and was a Fellow with the non-profit Grand Aspirations in Oakland. She graduated from the University of California, Berkeley in 2013 with a B.S. in Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, and a B.A. Media Studies. During college she held several leadership positions within the California Student Sustainability Coalition.
National Bioneers Conference Associate Producer
Bioneer since 1990
JP is a consultant, conference producer, copy-editor and writer. He is the author of three books: Political Ecosystems, Double Helix Hubris, and most recently, Delusions of Normality, as well as the editor of the collection, Visionary Plant Consciousness, and associate editor of the first two Bioneers books: Ecological Medicine and Nature's Operating Instructions.
He was formerly a program director at the New York Open Center and founder/co-producer of the Eco-Metropolis conference in NYC. JP taught t'ai chi chuan in Brooklyn, NY for nearly 25 years.