Bryan Windmiller, Executive Director of Grassroots Wildlife Conservation

Bryan Windmiller, Executive Director

Bryan Windmiller holds a PhD in biology and a Master's degree in Environmental Policy, both from Tufts University.  Prior to founding Grassroots Wildlife Conservation, Bryan was the founder of an ecological consultancy, Hyla Ecological Services, and has worked as an ecological consultant since 1987, specializing in understanding the impacts of human infrastructure and development projects on populations of wild animal species, particularly amphibians and reptiles.  Bryan teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in wetlands ecology, conservation biology, and herpetology and was a visiting scholar at James Cook University in Australia.

E-mail: bwindmiller@grassrootswildlife.org
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Emilie Schuler, Director of Programs and Operations

Emilie Schuler, Research and Communications Specialist

Emilie Schuler wears many hats at GWC, from developing curriculum manuals for our headstarting programs to tracking turtles in the field. She graduated from Brandeis University in 2011 with a bachelors degree in Environmental Studies. Before joining the GWC team, she worked for the National Park Service, running a career development program for Boston youth and conducting forest health surveys across the Northeast. Her research interests include the human dimensions of wildlife ecology, and finding a way that humans and wildlife can coexist and build mutually beneficial relationships.
E-mail: eschuler@grassrootswildlife.org
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John Berkholtz, Field Biologist

John Berkholtz, Field BiologistJohn Berkholtz graduated from SUNY Cobleskill in 1987 with an Associates Degree in Fish & Wildlife Technology.  Thereafter he was an intern for the Lloyd Center of Environmental Studies working on various rare species conservation projects.  Since 1989 he has been in the animal care field, working both in a veterinary hospital and then as a Zookeeper at Zoo New England and the Wildlife Conservation Society in New York City.  Working in zoos has given John a strong appreciation for the importance of public outreach and education in wildlife conservation.  Since 2006 he has assisted Dr. Bryan Windmiller with the Great Meadows Blanding’s turtle project and initiated the head starting program at Zoo New England.  Being involved with a project over a multi-year period gives John a unique perspective and better understanding of a wildlife species and its habitat.
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