The Idaho Conservation League is adding five members to its team.
Joan Bevirt serves as the nonprofit’s membership and development associate. Her background includes working in membership and development with such organizations as the Idaho State Historical Society, Girl Scouts and the YMCA. She holds a degree in recreation administration from Southern Illinois University–Carbondale.
Ellie Hudson-Heck is the North Idaho Conservation Assistant. She will focus on regional conservation issues, including legacy mining pollution in Lake Coeur d’Alene and clean energy opportunities, as well as analyze air and water permits statewide. She is concurrently completing her Ph.D. in chemical oceanography. She has been a recent member of ICL’s Emerging Leaders for Idaho’s Environment program and completed a summer 2020 internship in our North Idaho office. In addition to a B.A. in chemistry from the College of Wooster in Ohio, she earned a certificate in science communication and education from the McCall Outdoor Science School.
Laura Pinover joined ICL’s external relations team as communications and engagement assistant. Prior to joining ICL, she worked for the U.S. Geological Survey on a wildfire research team in eastern Idaho. She earned a B.S. in environmental studies at the University of Vermont while researching microecology under a National Science Foundation grant. She also worked as a U.S. Forest Service wilderness ranger in the Sierra National Forest, an advocate for wild salmon in the Susitna River of south-central Alaska and participated in wildlife and habitat research in Patagonia, Chile.
Jarod Serre has come on board as ICL’s University of Idaho – Moscow student liaison intern. He’s pursuing a B.S. in environmental science with an emphasis on climate change and minoring in natural resource conservation. He’ll help ICL’s North Idaho office connect with students, faculty, and the greater Moscow community. His internship runs through May 2021.
Eric Straubhar spent much of his childhood documenting outdoor adventures across the Idaho wilderness with the family camcorder. As ICL’s marketing manager, he gets to continue sharing stories about the wonders of Idaho, but now with a focus on protecting the wild places. He received a B.S. in journalism; advertising from the University of Oregon. Before ICL, he worked in the tech and advertising sectors in San Francisco and then spent two years in Brooklyn as the marketing manager for a rooftop farming and green design company, where he advocated for green space and food accessibility.