Board of Directors
Walt Lemmermann has a robust background in business and nonprofit work. Work experience includes: CPA at Price Waterhouse (audit & acquisitions), LTV Corporation (management consultant), Levi Strauss (management consultant), First Republic Bank (Chief Financial Officer of bank subsidiary), Advantage Enterprises (President). He is currently at Advantage Capital – leasing company (Managing Member). He also has extensive nonprofit operational experience. This includes: Yosemite Conservancy board (past 10 yrs); Sausalito Park & Recreation Commissioner (3 yr term in 1990s); Hope Unlimited for Children board – educational/residential facility in Brazil for rescuing street kids (10 yrs) email@example.com
Patty Neubacher retired in 2016, after 34 years in the National Park Service. At the end of her career, she was the Deputy Regional Director, Pacific West Region. Her portfolio included overseeing financial, personnel, and contracting offices for the approximately 60 parks in the western United States. She has a MBA Degree from University of California, Davis Campus and a Bachelor of Art Degree from University of California, Santa Barbara.
Tom Baty, environmentalist and outdoor enthusiast, has been involved in the preservation of outdoor spaces for over 30 years. He was formerly an advisor for California’s Marine Life Protection Act implementation that led to marine protected areas on approximately 20% of California Coast. He has been involved in countless nonprofit organizations including as advisor for Audubon Canyon Ranch and as a member of the Tomales Bay Watershed Council.
David was an ecologist and science manager working for the National Park Service for nearly 40 years until his retirement in 2014. He most recently served as the Chief Scientist for the Pacific West Region of NPS, which includes the 6 western-most states south of Alaska. He was based at Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, in the Sierra Nevada of California. During much of his career, David was a field research biologist with NPS as well as USGS, studying species-habitat relationships and exploring the use of extensive field inventories combined with GIS for improved environmental analyses. In more recent years, his efforts were concentrated on better informing park and reserve conservation and management, as well as the management of broader mixed-use landscapes, through science. This has included the management of plant and animal populations, wilderness stewardship, biotic inventories, and environmental monitoring. In recent years, a large portion of Graber’s efforts were devoted to the problem of climate change effects, and how parks can adapt to those changes. Over the years, David served on a variety of Congressional, agency, and NGO advisory panels, including the Sierra Nevada Ecosystem Project; Giant Sequoia National Monument Science Advisory Committee; National Wilderness Steering Committee; Sierra Nevada Forest Plan Amendment Science Panel; Trust for Public Land Science Advisory Panel. David graduated from the University of California with a B.A, in Political Science (1970). After several years of work and international adventure, he returned to Berkeley’s College of Natural Resources to obtain an M.S. (1976) and then Ph.D. (1981) in Wildland Resources Science.
Recently retired, Don Neubacher recently completed a 36 year career in the National Park Service (NPS) that has included appointments at Point Reyes National Seashore, Glacier Bay National Park, Denver Service Center, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Yosemite National Park and serving as the Deputy General Manager and Planning Director for the Presidio of San Francisco. Formerly, he was a lecturer at California’s Humboldt State University in Northern California. His expertise includes: park management, climate change, resource protection and restoration, youth programs, relevancy, international sister parks, and resource planning. He has the following degrees: University of California, B.S. Degree in Environmental Planning and Management, 1976: and Humboldt State University, M.S. Degree in Resource Management, 1983.