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Cook Inletkeeper Staff

Carly Wier, Executive Director

Carly WierCarly started with Alaskans for Energy Freedom as the Associate Campaign Director in 2011, where she led the effort to improve data management and engagement organizing in the campaign.  Prior to joining the Campaign, Carly ran the canvass teams and led the online communications at Alaska Center for the Environment.  Before coming to Alaska, Carly served as the Executive Director for High Country Conservation Center in Summit County, Colorado for nearly 10 years.  Carly brings years of successful experience in managing staff and budgets, community organizing, and working with diverse stakeholders to launch and sustain programs. 907.235.4068 x25

Bob Shavelson, Inletkeeper & Advocacy Director

Bob Shavelson, Executive Director and InletkeeperBob is a reformed attorney with backgrounds in biology, chemistry, and environmental sampling and compliance. He was Editor-in-Chief of the University of Oregon’s Journal of Environmental Law and Litigation, and has considerable experience in toxics, the Clean Water Act, and Right-to-Know issues. Prior to joining Inletkeeper in 1996, Bob worked in the United States Senate, Oregon’s Senate Majority Office, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, the New Jersey Marine Sciences Consortium, and the University of Oregon’s Ocean & Coastal Law Center. Bob is a leader in the Alaska conservation community, and in 2010, he received the Alaska Conservation Foundation’s highest award for professional achievement. He holds a BA in Biology & Chemistry from Boston University and a JD from the University of Oregon. 907.235.4068 x22

Matt Adams, Seasonal Program Coordinator

Image of Matt AdamsMatt is a seasonal program coordinator working with Kaitlin in the Central Peninsula region. Matt’s family moved around Alaska through childhood bouncing from Kodiak to Ketchikan, and finally settling in Seward where he graduated high school. He earned a double major in Biology and Environmental Science from Montana State University in Bozeman, and spent a couple years working on wildlife projects in the western U.S. before pursuing a MSc. in Ecology from the University of Alberta in Edmonton. Matt is a competitive long-distance runner and avid outdoorsman and mountain climber. His background in ecology and familiarity with the “other side” of the Peninsula will bring a nice balance to the Central Peninsula team.

Brandon Hill, Chief Creative Officer

Brandon HillBrandon moved to Alaska in 2012 to join coal organizing in the Mat-Su and has since been a graphic designer, photographer and digital organizer across multiple conservation campaigns in Alaska. In 2007 Brandon helped to create "The True Cost of Coal" a visual narrative of coal mining issues in Appalachia and has since been intimately engaged with coal and climate related activism around the country. He has been a videographer on a film series documenting indigenous land rights in Malaysian Borneo and recently co-produced the film "Chuitna: More than salmon on the Line", Winner of Best Environmental Film at The International Wildlife Film Festival in 2015. 907.235.4068 x33


Rachel Lord, Clean Water Program Director

Rachel Lord, Outreach & Monitoring Coordinator

Rachel oversees Inletkeeper's clean boating and clean harbors efforts, working with boaters and harbormasters around Alaska on waste management and pollution prevention efforts. She also spearheads our Safe Drinking Water and Electronics Recycling programs, and coordinated the last five years of the Citizens' Environmental Monitoring Program. When she first moved to Homer in 2008, Rachel worked for the International Pacific Halibut Commission. Originally from Maine, Rachel moved to Alaska in 2005 to complete her MS degree at University of Alaska, Fairbanks in Wildlife Biology. She also holds a BA in Biology & Spanish from Mount Holyoke College. 907.235.4068 x29

Sue Mauger, Science Director

Sue Mauger, Science DirectorSue leads Inletkeeper’s efforts to elevate the importance of salmon stream protection in the face of rapid climate change. Sue joined Inletkeeper in Summer 2000, and has considerable experience in water chemistry, water quality monitoring, and macroinvertebrate assessment. Before joining Inletkeeper, Sue worked for the Xerces Society as Project Director for the Aquatic Invertebrate Monitoring Program and for Earthwatch, as Project Coordinator in the Life Sciences Department of Field Operations. Sue holds a B.S. in Zoology from Duke University and an M.S. in Fisheries Science from Oregon State University. 907.235.4068 x24


Robbi Mixon, Local Foods Coordinator

Robbi MixonRobbi is the Local Foods Coordinator, organizing efforts to create greater food security by connecting more people to healthy, local foods through an online Food Hub. Originally from Georgia, Robbi spent several years in San Francisco as an event organizer and operations manager before moving to Alaska in 2010 to work as an intern on a small farm. She eventually found herself taking on the role of Homer Farmers Market Manager and Coordinator for the Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival. She holds a B.A. in Environmental Anthropology from the University of Georgia. 907.235.4068 x23

Natalia Mulawa, Administrative and Research Assistant

Natalia MulawaNatalia found Homer while traveling around North America in May of 2016. Prior to that she spent 11 years living in San Francisco, promoting water conservation programs and monitoring water quality for a local government agency. Born and raised in Poland , she graduated with Masters Degree in Environmental Science from University of Life Sciences in Lublin, Poland. Passionate about managing environmental projects, she obtained CAPM (Certified Associate Project Manager) certification which she will put to work as a part of the Inletkeeper team. 907.235.4068 x20

Satchel Pondolfino, Upper Inlet Organizer

Image of Satchel PondolfinoSatchel joined Inletkeeper to take on a community organizing role in the Anchorage and Mat-Su valley regions. After receiving an Environmental Studies degree from Southern Oregon University in 2015 she worked for a Southern Oregon climate focused nonprofit where she found her passion for cultivating community through environmental advocacy. After half a year of South American travel she found herself back in Anchorage, where she was born and raised, eager to continue utilizing and developing her community organizer skillset in her home town.  She is overjoyed to join the Cook Inletkeeper team and reroot to Alaska in a meaningful way by bringing people together to fight for resilient and healthy communities in the face of climate change.. 907.235.4068 x35

Margo Reveil, Operations and Development

Margo ReveilMargo and her family arrived in Homer by sailboat in the summer of 2012 and jumped right in to their next adventure as Kachemak Bay oyster farmers. Before her three years of sailing the Pacific, Margo spent 17 years at UCLA in IT management and leadership positions, honing communications, development, project management, architecture and design skills. Margo brings a deep love of the sea and the watershed that feeds it to her position at Cook Inletkeeper. 907.235.4068 x27



Kaitlin Vadla, Central Peninsula Regional Director

Kaitlin VadlaKaitlin joined Inletkeeper in 2013 to spearhead grassroots organizing efforts on the North Kenai Peninsula. Born and raised in Clam Gulch, Kaitlin grew up fishing, hunting, and exploring in and around the Cook Inlet watershed. Kaitlin received a B.A. in International Relations and Entrepreneurship and an M.A. in Organizational Leadership from Gonzaga University. She spent a year as a visiting student at Oxford University and recently returned to Alaska after a year as a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar earning a Post Graduate Diploma of Science at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. 907.252.6525 or 907.235.4068 x34