MATTHEW MCKOWN, CEO:
received a Ph.D. in Ecology from University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and a B.A. in Biology from Colorado College. His dissertation research focused on acoustic communication behavior in Pterodroma Petrels, one of the most threatened seabird taxa, including studies of the use of acoustic recordings for monitoring rare and elusive seabird species at breeding colonies. He was raised in Mexico and the Dominican Republic and has worked in Chile, Guyana, Hong Kong and Malaysia with Environmental Resources Management, the National Audubon Society, and the Juan Fernandez Island Conservancy.