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  Chris Fagan, UAC Executive Director
Chris has over fifteen years of experience developing and directing conservation projects in Latin America. Prior to creating UAC in 2010, Chris worked as director of Duke University’s ParksWatch program and as Peru director for Round River Conservation Studies. Chris holds a B.A. in Environmental Studies from Middlebury College and a Masters in Environmental Management from Duke University. When not in Peru, he lives in Jackson, Wyoming.
Advisory Board
Board member David Brewster
David Brewster
David is Co-Founder of EnerNOC, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENOC), a leading provider of energy management applications and services for commercial, institutional, and industrial customers, as well as electric power grid operators and utilities. Prior to EnerNOC, David worked at Beacon Power Corporation (NASDAQ: BCON), a developer of flywheel-based energy storage solutions for grid-scale frequency regulation services and other applications. David also held positions at Winslow Management Company, an environmentally-focused investment management firm, and SolarBank, an innovative global capital fund for solar energy systems. David also currently serves on the boards of EnergyHub and Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment. He holds a Bachelor of Arts with High Honors from Wesleyan University, a Master of Environmental Management from Duke University, and a Master of Business Administration from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.
Board member David Salisbury David S. Salisbury
David is an assistant professor of geography, environmental studies, and international studies in the Department of Geography and the Environment at the University of Richmond. Since 2000 he has conducted applied research in the Amazon borderlands shared by Brazil and Peru. His publications focus on the socio-environmental impacts of logging, changing livelihood strategies, military settlement projects, drug production, and boundary formation in the Amazon. Dr. Salisbury is the recipient of a 2010 Fulbright fellowship in Peru, a 2007 Honorary Professorship at the National University of Ucayali, and the University of Richmond’s 2009-10 International Education Award.
Pic Walker
Pic is an entrepreneur and former executive director of the Alliance for Climate Change (ACE). Previously, Pic worked at Blu Skye, a strategic consulting firm which develops sustainable business strategies for Fortune 500 clients, and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation where he led research and development efforts for the Environment team. During his tenure at Moore Foundation, he co-developed the Wild Salmon Ecosystem Initiative, a $200+ million effort to improve the long-term sustainability of wild Pacific Salmon. Pic has also worked with several non-profit organizations, including Rainforest Action Network. Pic holds a B.A. from Middlebury College and an M.B.A. in sustainable enterprise from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He was born and raised in New England, and now raises his three kids – Zelle, Kacy, and Mac – in Northern California with his wife Heather.



The Upper Amazon Conservancy is currently hosting graduate and postgraduate researchers interested in the fields of ecology, indigenous protected area management, community conservation, sustainable forestry and related topics. For more information please send a brief cover letter and Curriculum Vitae (CV) to: email hidden; JavaScript is required

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Upper Amazon Conservancy
Chris Fagan
PO Box 4961
Jackson, WY 83001

tel: 307-413-8133

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