|Board of Directors|
for the Nevada Wilderness Project:
Debra Bookout (President) - Las Vegas, NV
Nancy E. Brune (Secretary) - Las Vegas, NV
Colin Ware (Treasurer) - Las Vegas, NV
Colin is Vice President of Marketing and Sales at IDC, where he is responsible for all external relations for the 35 year-old firm. He joined IDC in 2006 after working three years as a Senior Consultant for The Collins Group, the largest major gift consulting firm in the Pacific Northwest. His clients included Trust for Public Land (national), World Vision, Morris Animal Foundation, Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University, Legacy Health Systems and High Desert Museum. Prior to that, he served as Director of Development at the Culinary Institute of America’s Greystone campus, Director of Marketing at the Denver Center Theatre Company, and Audience Development Manager at the San Francisco Symphony. In his career, which spans over 20 years of work in the non-profit sector, Colin has been instrumental in raising over $30 million dollars for non-profits of all types. Colin holds an MBA from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management and an Honors Bachelors Degree in history from the University of Toronto.
Jerri Conrad - Reno, NV
Jerri is director of client services at Olsen & Associates Public Relations & Creative Collaborations. She respects the recreational, scenic and environmental value of Wilderness lands. Jerri is a 16-year resident of northern Nevada and an avid road-tripper in the western United States. Some of her favorite trips include Highway 93 in Montana, Highway 12 in Idaho and anything near the John Day River in Oregon. Jerri has had some of her best road trip experiences in Nevada: Highway 95 along Walker Lake, Highway 140 to Denio and Highway 50 from Fallon to Baker. Her husband, children and two Springer Spaniels accompany her on most of these trips.
Jill S. Heaton - Reno, NV
Professor Heaton teaches in the Department of Geography at the University of Nevada, Reno. She is an arid lands ecologist with expertise in the areas of herpetology, GIS, habitat modeling and spatial statistics. Her research typically centers on issues related to land use and conservation, specifically as they affect reptiles. Jill loves the outdoors, especially the arid landscape, and enjoys hiking, backpacking, snowshoeing, dog sledding, fishing, kayaking and diving. She is also active in the martial art of Jujitsu.
Lisa Genasci - Reno, NV
Lisa Genasci joined the Nevada Wilderness Project board in October 2011 because NWP’s work dovetailed with her own personal and professional interests. She’s a senior proposal coordinator for Ameresco, a Massachusetts-based firm that works with a number of Nevada entities on energy savings projects. She is also vice president and communications officer at GuidEd Fusion Inc., a company that provides a uniform platform for teachers to track student scores, information and assessments. Lisa, who has two children ages 1 and 3 ½, is an avid trailer runner and cross-country skier, and also enjoys fly fishing. She has volunteered for a number of restoration projects in wild areas, including the Black Rock Desert, and also donates her time and expertise to A Scarlet Covering, a nonprofit helping victims of sexual exploitation.