Laura Quattrini - Director
Laura brings over 20 years of experience working for conservation non-profits and an educational background in Wildlife Biology. During this time, she has focused on applying science to natural resource management and engaging in collaborative conservation efforts with a wide range of stakeholders, partners, and landowners. Through this work, she has become deeply embedded in many conservation initiatives in Colorado and acutely familiar with the watershed and forestry issues facing western communities. She is excited to work on these issues at a more localized level in the Big Thompson watershed.
Will Davis - Communications & Outreach Manager
Will brings his background in collaborative conservation, community engagement, event planning, and an M.S. in Conservation Leadership from Colorado State University to the BTWC team. Will has worked on conservation projects around the Western U.S. and co-led an ethical research and community development project in Eastern Kenya. Throughout this work, he found a passion for involving and engaging communities to increase community connections and autonomy and to advance and raise awareness about conservation initiatives. Will began as BTWC’s Project Coordinator and became the Communications & Outreach Manager in 2022 with the goal of increasing BTWC’s outreach efforts with Big T communities and the organization’s visibility in the watershed.
Zoe Schapira - Forestry Project Manager
Zoe Schapira is BTWC’s new Forestry Project Manager! Zoe comes from a background of disturbance ecology in the context of wildfire, conservation work with nonprofit organizations, and community engagement during disaster recovery. Originally from New York, Zoe graduated with a Master of Science degree in Forest Sciences from CSU and her thesis focused on post-disturbance forest recovery in subalpine forests of the Rocky Mountains. Prior to that Zoe also served in AmeriCorps for two years leading forest conservation work in Montana and disaster recovery efforts in Texas, and also worked with one of our close partners, The Ember Alliance. Zoe’s passions in her career are assisting communities and ecosystems in post-fire restoration and promoting forest health. Outside of work, she enjoys recreating in the Colorado outdoors climbing, hiking, camping, snowboarding, in addition to yoga and baking! She is eager to help lead Cameron Peak recovery efforts and enhance community resilience to potential wildfire risk.
Brenan Bloyd - Stream Restoration Project Manager
Brenan brings his background in water management, wetland and river restoration, and nonprofit work to this role. He grew up in Colorado Springs and later moved to Grand Junction to pursue a Bachelor’s in Biology. There he found the perfect intersection of his passion for science and his love for Colorado’s natural spaces, leading him to seek a career in conservation. He recently completed his Master of Environmental Management degree from Western Colorado University, where he worked with the Coldharbour Institute to conceptualize wetland and river restoration on a private ranch. His project strived to strike a balance between ecosystem services and regenerative agriculture practices. While pursuing his Masters, Brenan volunteered with USAID’s Farmer to Farmer program in Colombia, focusing on creating safe drinking water management plans through the implementation of water filtration systems and educational outreach.
Beyond work, Brenan finds joy in outdoor activities like fishing, backpacking, and skiing. His personal interests align with his professional pursuits, fueling his enthusiasm for advancing BTWC’s mission. He is eager to contribute to the organization’s efforts in stream restoration and to take actions that protect and restore the health and vitality of the Big Thompson watershed.