ho We Are

Peter Sargent 


Peter grew up on a farm in Pennsylvania and later moved to a ranch in Wyoming where his family still raises black angus cows. His environmental ethics were forged through agriculture, hunting, and fishing. After studying environmental policy at Johns Hopkins University, he worked as an environmental organizer and ran more than 75 campaigns from the local to international scale with the purpose of empowering communities to protect themselves. 

Peter's rural roots and ranching background help us find and embolden our storytellers.

Virginia Sargent


Virginia spent her early years playing in the dirt and mountains of New Hampshire. Her passion for the outdoors led her to study conservation biology at Middlebury College and to a career as an environmental organizer. She has spent the past 6 years mobilizing public support to protect public lands, preserve clean water, and expand renewable energy throughout the US, including in Colorado, Nevada, Washington, and Oregon.  


Virginia brings a love and knack for photography to our stories at Wild Climate.


Board Members

Tia Lebherz


Tia is the Director of Outreach and Special Projects at the California Water Efficiency Partnership, a membership organization of over 200 water utilities, non-profits and businesses working together to maximize urban water use efficiency across the state. In her free time you can find Tia chasing wildflower blooms and hanging with her cat, Elliott.

Dave Brown


Dave is an EMMY-award winning creative media director. He has worked as a director, cinematographer, editor, motion graphic designer, illustrator and animator on a wide range of campaigns that have been distributed on both the web and national broadcast television. His passions in life include playing music, figure drawing, traveling, and anything related to espresso.

Rob Duray


Rob consults organizations across the nonprofit and political spectrum to build effective coalitions, structure their organizations for meaningful change, lead projects to their full potential and drive funding to all of these exciting projects. 

In addition, he owns a bar for wanderers and mountain folks alike in a quirky, Colorado mountain hamlet.

Chris Linsmayer


Chris is the Public Affairs Manager for Colorado Ski Country USA, overseeing communications and state-level public policy for the trade association, which represents 22 ski areas in Colorado. When he's not in state capitol you can find him somewhere outside: skiing, hiking, and camping.

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