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Meet Our Staff

Protecting and restoring western watersheds and wildlife through education, public policy initiatives, and legal advocacy.

Megan Backsen

10th Circuit Attorney

Megan was born and raised in Los Alamos, New Mexico. She received her B.S. in Biology from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. She served five years in the U.S. Coast Guard, concurrently earning her M.S. in Environmental Policy and Management, before attending law school at Vermont Law School. She spent two years as a law clerk with the Alaska State Court before relocating to Idaho.

Megan took her first case with WWP in late 2017 and has been working with our organization ever since. She is a committed public lands advocate who enjoys trailing running, backpacking, snowboarding, and rock climbing in her free time. Megan officially joined the WWP team in October, 2022. She lives in Reno, Nevada, with her partner, two dogs, and a collection of stringed instruments to rival that of other WWP staff members.

Learn More About Our Other Staff Members!

Erik Molvar

Executive Director

Greta Anderson

Deputy Director

Adam Bronstein

Oregon Director

Laura Cunningham

California Director

Nancy Linscott

Operations Director

Josh Osher

Public Policy Director

Paul Ruprecht

Nevada Director

Cyndi Tuell

Arizona/New Mexico Director

Laura Welp

Ecosystems Specialist

Patrick Kelly

Washington/Montana State Director

Greg LeDonne

Idaho Director

Branden Rishel

GIS Specialist

Delaney Rudy

Colorado Director

Jaimie Park

9th Circuit Attorney

Grace Kuhn

Digital Director

Dagny Signorelli

Wyoming/Utah State Director