Kim Barrett

Kim Barrett

10.04.2019 | By Kim Barrett

As the Outreach Coordinator for the Restore the Mississippi River Delta Campaign, Kim Barrett works to advance large scale restoration in coastal Louisiana for people, the economy and wildlife. She coordinates the activities of the Outreach Committee members as well as provides programmatic and administrative support. Her multifaceted career has taken her across the country and around the world. She has completed several nature-based outreach programs and natural resource projects for agencies such as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, …

Katie Denman

08.08.2019 | By Katie Denman

Katie joined CRCL as our Restoration Associate in 2018. Before CRCL, Katie was the Shoreline Access Manager for Rhode Island Sea Grant. She earned a Master of Arts in Marine Affairs from the University of Rhode Island and focused her graduate studies on the redeveloped nomination process for National Marine Sanctuaries. Katie’s area of interest is in coastal community engagement and outreach. Katie has a breadth of experience in various non-profits in Florida, Washington, D.C., Rhode Island, and Costa Rica. …

Charles Allen

01.11.2019 | By Charles Allen

Charles Allen is the Community Engagement Director for the Gulf Coast at the National Audubon Society where the entire focus of his work on diversity, equity and inclusion by working to enhance Audubon’s reach to underrepresented communities in the Gulf Coast region. He is also a devoted member and minister of the St. Paul Church of God in Christ, which is located in the Lower 9th ward community of New Orleans. He is a native of New Orleans where he …

Bill Cooksey

05.10.2018 | By Bill Cooksey

From his earliest memories in the river bottoms of West Tennessee, Bill’s life revolved around hunting and fishing. By his teens, he’d hunted ducks in all four flyways and fished from East Tennessee to the Pacific. As an adult, he’s hunted from prairie Canada to the Gulf of Mexico and the Chesapeake to the California Delta, but the Mississippi Flyway was always “home.” His professional career has been in the outdoor industry; from an obscure duck call salesman to Marketing …

Victoria Sagrera

03.23.2017 | By Victoria Sagrera

Victoria Sagrera is the Special Projects Coordinator for Restore or Retreat. She has worked in different realms of the coastal industry for the last six years. While attending UL of Lafayette, Victoria worked as a Helicopter Underwater Egress Training (HUET) Rescue Scuba Diver at Marine Survival Training Center and Assistant Associate at Gulf Coast Agricultural Associates, both in Lafayette, La. Additionally, she served as President, Vice-President, and Treasurer of the UL at Lafayette’s Biology Society. After receiving a bachelor’s degree …

Simone Maloz

10.28.2016 | By Simone Maloz

As Executive Director of Restore or Retreat, a non-profit coastal advocacy group working to identify and expedite the implementation of aggressive, large-scale restoration projects, Terrebonne Parish native Simone Theriot Maloz works with Restore the Mississippi River Delta on the local, state and federal levels to advocate for the needs of the disappearing Louisiana coast, specifically the Barataria and Terrebonne Basins. Since the devastating hurricanes of 2005 and the 2010 oil spill, she has also been tracking the process of the …

Samantha Carter

10.28.2016 | By Samantha Carter

As Outreach Manager, Samantha Carter works to develop and implement outreach and engagement strategies to advance the priorities of the Mississippi River Delta Restoration Program for the National Wildlife Federation. Focusing on the Greater New Orleans area, she educates and engages community leaders and other key stakeholders, including elected officials and neighborhood associations, to address the alarming loss of coastal wetlands in Louisiana. Additionally, Samantha helps coordinate the MRGO Must Go Coalition – a group of 17 environmental, community, and …

Maura Wood

10.28.2016 | By Maura Wood

Maura Wood is National Wildlife Federation’s Partnership Manager for Coastal Louisiana Restoration, building relationships with coastal stakeholders and others who are passionate about our coast and how we go about restoring it. Through coalition-building workshops, kitchen table discussions, public presentations, and private conversations, Ms. Wood works to advocate for and enhance the communication and information-sharing that is critical to our restoration efforts. Ms. Wood is a native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She holds a Bachelor of Science from the University …

Kelly Wagner

10.28.2016 | By Kelly Wagner

Kelly Wagner is the Senior Regional Coordinator for Online Advocacy & Marketing for NWF’s South Central Region and the Mississippi River Delta Restoration program. Raised along the Middle Mississippi River from the region of Mark Twain and Engineer James Buchanan Eads, Kelly is passionate about protecting river habitat and keeping the Mississippi River culture alive for the next generation.

Helen Rose Patterson

10.28.2016 | By Helen Rose Patterson

As the Senior Outreach Coordinator for Restore the Mississippi River Delta, Helen Rose Patterson works to build strong, vocal support for coastal restoration ensuring that funding for restoration is secure and effectively spent. She works with leaders in the interfaith community and Plaquemines Parish residents to develop and execute outreach strategies that build confident advocates for coastal restoration. Before joining the MRD team in 2015, she worked on coastal issues in Mississippi and managed a team of canvassers advocating for …

Erin Brown

10.28.2016 | By Erin Brown

A native of Covington, LA, Erin comes from a long line of Louisiana outdoorsmen. Her father was a commercial fisherman who is now a wetland biologist, and her family is full of avid hunters and anglers. She spends many weekends on a boat in the marsh of Plaquemines Parish reeling in trout and red fish, or in a duck blind or deer stand in North Louisiana. Erin is the Sportsmen Outreach Coordinator with National Wildlife Federation’s program Vanishing Paradise, where …

Amanda Moore

10.28.2016 | By Amanda Moore

Amanda joined National Wildlife Federation’s New Orleans office in 2009 after years of experience with Gulf Coast environmental issues, including serving as Associate Regional Representative for Sierra Club in Florida where she focused on voter education and coastal pollution issues. Today, as NWF’s Deputy Director of the Mississippi River Delta Restoration Program, Amanda works with government officials, community leaders, and coastal science experts to address coastal land loss and increase community resilience in Louisiana. Her special focus areas include stakeholder …

Nic Dixon

10.26.2016 | By Nic Dixon

Nic is responsible for engaging communities and getting grassroots support for conservation of birds and coastal restoration in Louisiana. Formerly working for the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana, Nic has been engaging a variety of communities about coastal restoration in Louisiana since 2014. Previously, Nic has been involved with bird conservation efforts throughout the country, including field work in the Yukon River Delta of Alaska and in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Educated at Louisiana State University with a degree …

Kelly Messer

10.26.2016 | By Kelly Messer

Kelly develops and executes the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana’s public and private events, and is their lead graphic designer and webmaster. She joined the CRCL team in 2007. CRCL has long been known for its well-planned and orchestrated events, this due to Kelly’s artistic eye and attention to detail. As CRCL’s graphic designer, she is responsible for developing key informational pieces for both internal and external distribution. Kelly’s expertise in IT has allowed CRCL to incorporate the latest technology …

Corey Miller

10.26.2016 | By Corey Miller

Corey leads the community engagement program for the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana. He joined CRCL in 2012. A 3rd-generation native of the New Orleans area and an alumnus of LSU, Corey received his Master of Sociology from the University of New Orleans through a research assistantship with the Center for Hazards Assessment, Response and Technology (UNO-CHART).