Field Notes

Staff Highlight: Maggie Trinkle

January 27, 2020

MAGGIE TRINKLE: CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER Favorite place in Sky Islands? Any place where it is between 70-72 degrees with indirect sunlight. Above that, I get overheated.  Below that, I need multiple layers of blankets. I used to spend a lot of time at Agua Caliente Park.  I’m anxious about how the restoration will turn out. What is your…
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Staff Highlight: Daniel Armenta

January 13, 2020

Daniel Armenta: Development Director Favorite place in Sky Islands? I love the Santa Catalina Mountains. Living in Tucson, I feel this mountain range embodies the spirit of the Sky Islands for me and my family best of all. Like so many other Tucsonans, we drive up Mt Lemmon highway any time the opportunity arises. I…
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Staff Highlight: Georgina Waller

January 6, 2020

Georgina Waller: Development Assistant Favorite place in Sky Islands? The area of the Sky Islands that I am most familiar with is the Patagonia Mountain range. The reason is the Patagonia Mountains made up my surrounding backyard landscape growing up. My parents used to ask us older kids to take our younger siblings for a…
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Staff Highlight: Samantha Hammer

December 30, 2019

Samantha “Sami” Hammer: Conservation Biologist & GIS Specialist What is your favorite place in the Sky Islands? I truly can’t pick a favorite place. But one area I’ve gotten to explore much more deeply than I ever would have on my own is the Galiuro Mountains. I love how when you are in the backcountry,…
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Staff Highlight: Emma Rocio Fajardo Pulgarin

December 23, 2019

Emma Rocio Fajardo Pulgarin: Community Engagement Program Manager What is your favorite place in the Sky Islands?I have a very special place in my heart for Saguaro National Park, where I began my career in the conservation field nine years ago. While I had been living in Tucson for quite some time by then, it…
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Staff Highlight: Emily Burns

December 16, 2019

Emily Burns: Program Director Favorite place in Sky Islands? The view from Montezuma Pass in the Huachuca Mountains is spectacular. Looking south you can see the amazing sky islands of Sonora, Mexico and to the north the mountains of Arizona. In September, I stood at the overlook fascinated by the political, social, and ecological divide…
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Staff Highlight: Meagan Bethel

December 9, 2019

For the next 8 weeks are highlighting a member of each of our staff, asking them a few questions to know them better! Let’s start off this Staff Highlight series with: Meagan Bethel: Conservation Coordinator Favorite place in Sky Islands? The San Rafael Valley, located south of Sonoita and east of Nogales. It is a…
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