Advisory Board

We are currently actively recruiting for our Advisory Board. If you are interested in joining our team, please send a cover letter and resume/CV to Ryan Lynch, Executive Director.

Dick Arnoldy, a member of TMA's Advisory Board.

Richard Arnoldy

Richard Arnoldy is the  Chairman of ARCO Construction Company, Chairman of the Board of Microfinancing Partners in Africa, and a Board Member and past president of The Hilljack House. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of Missouri University of Science and Technology, and visited the Jama-Coaque Reserve in October 2009. He resides in St. Louis, Missouri.
Jose Chavira, a member of TMA's Advisory Board.

Jose Harvey

Jose Harvey is the Communications Manager at North Carolina State University’s Agroecology Education Farm, where he has facilitated the development of multiple new partnerships between the farm and community agencies and increased public awareness of the farm. He is also a Conference Coordinator for the National Sustainable Agriculture Education Association. Jose received a Masters of Liberal Studies with focuses in Nonprofit Management, Agroecology, and Sustainable Human Development from North Carolina State University. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from Lees-McRae College, where he spearheaded the creation of a farmers market for the town of Banner Elk. Aside from agriculture and communications, Jose’s main interest is photography; he owns and runs March Hare Gallery with his partner in downtown Raleigh.
Shahin Enayati, a member of TMA's Advisory Board.

Shahin Enayati

With an extensive focus on sustainable solutions in work and life, Shahin Enayati is the Director of Made Noble Corporation, an investment and management company that co-invests in sustainable and purposeful businesses and is also the Managing Director of Adimar Shipping, Inc., a ship agency at the Panama Canal. Shahin has lived in India, Canada, USA, China and presently lives in Panama with his wife and two children. He contributes his wide range of experience in project management, business development and analysis, sales, and marketing in his Board role with TMA.
Jon Escolar, a member of TMA's Advisory Board.

Jonathan Escolar

Jonathan Escolar has an undergraduate degree in Applied Zoology from Liverpool John Moores University and a Masters in Environment, Science and Society from University College London. As Program Manager for Biodiversity & Business (Agricultural Landscapes) at Earthwatch Institute, based in Oxford, United Kingdom, he works with agricultural businesses to enhance and maintain biodiversity and ecosystem services in the landscapes where they operate, and manages associated research projects in Brazil and India. Prior to joining Earthwatch in 2011, Jonathan spent a number of years working in Ecuador, Peru, and Spain as a field biologist and program manager, and on biodiversity policy and sustainable development planning with different levels of government. To TMA he brings his knowledge of biodiversity conservation and research, sustainable agriculture, and volunteer management, plus his network within the United Kingdom.
Bruce Farnsworth

Bruce Farnsworth

Bruce Farnsworth is an editorial photographer focused on biocultural relationships.  His feature credits include National Geographic, Smithsonian and Nature Conservancy magazines.  During six years’ residence in Ecuador (1996-2001), he served as a coordinator for the Center for the Interpretation of Amazonian Ecuador.  Now a Ph.D. candidate in Educational Foundations & Research, he explores the visual narrative in conservation.  Drawing upon a B.S. in Zoology, an M.A. in Environmental Education and an Art Education credential from the California State Universities, Bruce is committed to raising awareness for the Pacific Equatorial Forest and our local partners. He is designing and leading innovative TMA photography workshops in 2014.
Jonthan Fishleder, a member of TMA's Advisory Board.

Jonathan Fishleder

Jonathan Fishleder is a marketing and advertising professional with 15 years experience, focused on professional services and consumer goods. Most recently, Jonathan's expertise is developing pro-growth, market expansion strategies for small-to-medium sized organizations and Global 1000 clients and companies, including technology, environmental, and health care companies. His interests include transforming companies into socially conscious enterprises with a global focus. With a B.S. in Natural Resources Sciences from UC Davis, and a Global MBA from Saint Mary's College of California, sustainable management and human rights advancement continue to be Jonathan's primary focuses.
Matt Gries, a member of TMA's Advisory Board.

Matt Gries

Matt Gries is a licensed California Architect and works at Cearnal Andrulaitis in Santa Barbara. With a Master's Degree in Architecture, and 14 years of professional experience, Matt continues to pursue a lifelong dedication to the study, practice and advancement of Architecture, Environmental Design and Ecosystem Services. Matt visited the Jama-Coaque Reserve in 2008, and assisted in the construction of the Bamboo House Research Station.
Paul Hamilton, a member of TMA's Advisory Board, and founder of The Biodiversity Group.

Paul Hamilton

Founder of The Biodiversity Group, Paul holds a Master’s Degree in Biology from the University of California, Riverside, and a PhD in Biology from Arizona State University, and has conducted field studies in evolutionary, behavioral and conservation ecology both in the tropics and the desert southwest. He has worked in the mountains of coastal Ecuador since 2002, and since 2009, has worked with The Biodiversity Group at the Jama-Coaque Reserve on biodiversity studies of its lizards, snakes, frogs, and insects. In close collaboration with TMA, he and his organization are dedicated to conserving Ecuador's rare and dwindling coastal tropical forests.