Speakers

Mike Leahy

Natural Community Ecologist, Missouri Department of Conservation

Dustin Demmer

Dustin Demmer, Owner, Blazing Star Gardens

Nancy R. Lee

President, Social Marketing Services, Inc.

Jennifer Kingston

Sr. Project Manager, Haley & Aldrich

Jacob Canyon

Program Coordinator and Seed Tech, Kansas City WildLands

Ronda Burnett

Community Conservation Planner, Missouri Department of Conservation

Marc Elliott

President & Co-founder at GoMaterials

Claudio Vazquez

Co-founder, Izel Native Plants

Yamily Zavala

Soil Health and Crop Specialist, Applied Research Association

Patti Ragsdale

Owner, Happy Apple's Farm Native Plant Nursery

Nadia Navarrete – Tindall

Native Plants Specialist, Educator, Consultant

Sandra Nam Cioffi

Founding Principal, Ink Landscape Architects

Shannon Tyree

President /Restoration Ecologist, Habitat Architects

Alonso Abugattas

Natural Resources Manager, Arlington County Parks

Justin Meissen

Research & Restoration, Tallgrass Prairie Center

Dr. Peter Raven

President Emeritus, Missouri Botanical Gardens

Jay Miller

Interpretive Communications, Owner/Certified Interpretive Planner

Courtney Masterson

Owner, Native Lands LLC

Natasha Thomas-North

Growing Center Manager, Taylor Creek Restoration Nurseries

Wambui Ippolito

Horticulturist and Landscape Designer

Elizabeth Hamilton-Steele

Marketing VP, Hamilton Native Outpost

Linda Lehrbaum

Program Manager, Kansas City WildLands

Kiley Friedrich

Agriculture Program Coordinator, Monarch Joint Venture

Sami Aaron

Founder, The Resilient Activist

Jerod Huebner

Director of Prairie Management, Missouri Prairie Foundation

Cydney Ross

Native Landscape Specialist, Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center

Matthew Garrett

Field Biologist, Johnson County Park and Recreation District

Carrie Coyne

Horticulture Program Facilitator at St. Louis Community College

Trevor Smith

Lead Designer, Land Escapes Design, Inc.

Alix Daniel

Native Landscape Specialist, Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center

Carol Davit

Executive Director, Missouri Prairie Foundation

Tracy Twombly

Owner, Sow Wild Natives