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OUR TEAM

STAFF

James Montgomery

James Montgomery

Curriculum Writer

(he/him)

Debra Tomaszewski

Debra Tomaszewski

Executive Director & Founder

(she/her)

Dr. Jamie Chan

Dr. Jamie Chan

Director of Programs

(she/her)

Dr. Jason Graham

Dr. Jason Graham

Lead Scientist & Entomologist

(he/him)

Melissa Marazas

Melissa Marazas

Education Manager & Educator

(she/her)

Peter Maxwell

Peter Maxwell

Program Manager & Beekeeper

(he/him)

Tatiana Lambert

Tatiana Lambert

Executive Assistant

(she/her)

Stephanie Bragdon

Stephanie Bragdon

Social Media Manager

Zach Parlee

Zach Parlee

Curriculum Writer

(he/him)

Claire Bradley

Claire Bradley

Admin and Management Support

(she/her)

Bill Tomaszewski

Bill Tomaszewski

Co-Founder & BOD President

(he/him)

Mike Poe

Mike Poe

Mike Poe

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Shuang Zhang

Shuang Zhang

(she/her)

Cara Ching

Cara Ching

(she/her)

UN-BEE-LIEVABLE VOLUNTEERS

Dr. John Hafernik

Board of Director Member

John is the President Emeritus of the Board of Directors at the California Academy of Sciences and former Head of the Biology Department at San Francisco State University, as well as the founder of the ZomBee Watch Citizen Science Project.

Bill Tomaszewski

Board of Directors President

Bill, co-founder of Planet Bee, has successfully completed Cornell University’s Master Beekeeper Program. Additionally, he serves as General Counsel at Wine.com, bringing his legal expertise to assist in guiding our Corporate Beekeeping Program.

Kenton Chow

Board of Directors Member

Kenton Chow, a Board of Directors Member and CFO of FLG Partners, is a seasoned CFO based in Silicon Valley, CA. He brings invaluable financial expertise and wisdom to Planet Bee, playing a crucial role in its growth and sustainability.

Darla Rieg

Board of Directors Member

Darla, as the Director of Category Management at The GIANT Company in Pennsylvania, brings extensive knowledge about corporate partnerships. She has been instrumental in the expansion of Planet Bee Programs on the East Coast.

Tory Woods

Board of Directors Member

Tory has devoted years to nonprofit development and currently serves as the Manager of Social Purpose at Wawa. She leverages her expertise in corporate responsibility and fundraising to help expand Planet Bee Programs.

Dave Hunter

Board of Directors Member

Dave, the founder and CEO of Crown Bees, brings both his passion and expertise in native bees to aid in guiding our Community Science Projects. With a wealth of knowledge and years of experience working with native bees, his contribution is invaluable.

Special thanks to Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich, & Rosati for providing pro-bono legal services for our nonprofit.

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