is currently the Director of the Big Thompson Watershed Coalition, responsible for managing the day to day operations of the organization, as well as overseeing and managing projects and initiatives currently underway in the Big Thompson – including fundraising, planning, building relationships with partners, and implementing projects. Shayna was the BTWC first staff member and joined the BTWC in June of 2015. Before joining the BTWC, she spent the last ten years working on conservation issues in Colorado and across the West, including endangered species issues, stream and wetland mitigation, conservation finance, and environmental markets. She has a M.S. in Conservation Leadership and the Human Dimensions of Natural Resources from Colorado State University, and a B.S. in Business and Supply Chain Management from the University of Maryland. When not working on watershed issues, she can be found exploring the various rock climbing spots along the Big Thompson River and across the Front Range, and occasionally dragging her colleagues and others along.