Photo of Duellmanohyla uranochroaphoto from Panama, submitted to the 2017 SAVE THE FROGS! Photo Contest by Andreas Hertz.
Board of Directors
The SAVE THE FROGS! Board of Directors is comprised of a team of dedicated environmentalists with a wide range of experience in fields that include nonprofit management; amphibian conservation; environmental law; campaigning; landscape planning; business development; finance; and fundraising.
The Board meets via video conference several times a year and ensures that SAVE THE FROGS! is fulfilling its legal and financial responsibilities, and its mission to protect amphibian populations and to promote a society that respects and appreciates nature and wildlife. Current board members are listed below.
If you believe you can benefit SAVE THE FROGS! by serving on the Board of Directors, we encourage you to apply using the application lower down this page.
Meet The Board
We are pleased to bring together the following amphibian biologists and environmental conservationists to guide the organization and ensure mission success.
Dr. Kerry M. Kriger
Dr. Kerry Kriger is the Founder & Executive Director of SAVE THE FROGS!, a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting amphibian populations. Dr. Kriger has given over 400 presentations on amphibian conservation in 19 countries. Under his leadership, SAVE THE FROGS! has protected, restored and created habitat for endangered amphibians; successfully campaigned for city, county, state and federal legislation to protect amphibians; and coordinated over 2,000 educational events in 62 countries.
Dr. Kriger holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Science from Griffith University in Gold Coast, Australia, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA. He is a recognized expert on the amphibian disease chytridiomycosis, a topic on which he has published 20+ articles in peer-reviewed international scientific journals. Dr. Kriger’s amphibian conservation efforts have been supported by the National Geographic Society, the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund, Patagonia and various philanthropic organizations throughout the world.
Michael Horton is an Endangered Species and landscape conservation planning expert with more than 25 years of experience working for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). During this time Michael worked to conserve old growth forests in the Pacific Northwest; vernal pool wetlands and valley floor habitats along with associated amphibian, reptile, mammalian, and bird species in northern and central California; and forested and wetland habitats throughout the northeastern USA. During his last 16 years with the USFWS, Michael worked in the agency’s headquarters office in Washington, D.C. on legal, policy, and regulatory issues, and led development of the Service’s online Information, Planning, and Conservation decision support system (IPaC). Since leaving the USFWS in 2015, Michael has formed his own conservation consulting company, Integrated Planning and Conservation Associates (IPaCA), and now works to facilitate conservation across the U.S.
John Bohrman has been a lover of amphibians and reptiles since early childhood – growing up in the Santa Cruz Mountains of California, and giving names to all of the Western fence lizards and Pacific tree frogs in his backyard. John was, until very recently, a hydrographer in the Sierra Nevada mountains of California. He obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Conservation Biology from CSU Fresno, including a semester studying biology and geology in New Zealand and Australia. When the semester ended, he traveled extensively throughout Australia, doing volunteer work in places like Kakadu National Park. In 2016, John joined SAVE THE FROGS! Ecotours to Ecuador and Peru. John has traveled to Costa Rica several times to see some of his favorite amphibians in their native habitat, including during the SAVE THE FROGS! 2019 Costa Rica Ecotour. These trips inspired him to retire early and make the permanent move to Costa Rica, where he looks forward to doing his part for frog conservation right in his own backyard. Pura Vida!
Choti Singh developed a passion for wildlife and nature as a child. She spent her school years in India, Kenya, and rural Zambia. Among all the animal species she spent time with, Choti was especially drawn to frogs, as well as her early love of snakes! After pursuing a degree in Zoology with a focus in animal behavior, she conducted graduate research involving taste-choice in rodents, as well as maternal bonding in primates. She subsequently specialized in forensic psychology and worked in the mental health field profession, but has maintained her love for conserving wildlife and preserving the environment. Choti has taken part in SAVE THE FROGS! Ecotours in Belize, Ecuador, and Costa Rica, and loves to photograph wildlife. Choti plans to return to Zambia soon.
Bryan Cockel is a passionate natural historian and entrepreneur who has visited remote natural areas in over thirty countries and island chains in the developing world, including many parts of Africa; the Amazon; islands in the Caribbean; Papua New Guinea; the Solomon Islands; Micronesia; south/southeast Asia; the Russian far east and more. Retired from tech entrepreneurship, Bryan has sought to support efforts to conserve critical components of the natural world, and frogs and amphibians are at the top of this list.
“I’m honored to do my small piece to help support SAVE THE FROGS! by serving on its Board and donating to this high impact organization.”
Jodi Raz is a content creator, children’s book author, voiceover actor, artist, and nonprofit development leader. You may know her work under her former name, Jodi Kendall. Jodi is a former contributor for countless National Geographic Channel and Nat Geo Wild shows, including Alpha Dogs, Inside Combat Rescue, Are You Tougher Than A Boy Scout?, The 80’s: The Decade that Made Us and Untamed Americas. Notable achievements include writing content for the National Geographic Channel’s Locked Up Abroad series iPad/iPhone app for three seasons and the Nat Geo Wild’s Big Cat Week iPad app, and the publication of her article “Researching Wild Whale Sharks” on the Webby Award-nominated Great Migrations website.
Jodi is the author of two books published by HarperCollins Children’s Books (The Unlikely Story Of A Pig In The City and its sequel Dog Days In The City). Jodi holds an MFA in Writing from the University of Arizona, BA in English with a Minor in Spanish from Florida State University, and a Professional Certificate in Advanced Social Media Marketing from Harvard University.
After nearly a decade of living in Manhattan, Jodi relocated to Portland, Oregon, where she enjoys hiking, biking, running, and kayaking with her two young children and chihuahua, Boomer.
Apply To Join The Board
SAVE THE FROGS! is currently seeking board members to assist with our worldwide amphibian conservation efforts. Skills that would especially benefit us include:
- Nonprofit Management
- Amphibian Conservation
- Communications & Publicity
If you feel you have expertise that would contribute to the Board, please read through the Expectations document below and then contact us with a few words about yourself, why you would like to be on the Board and how you foresee yourself contributing. Thank you for your interest in SAVE THE FROGS!
Photo submitted to the 2017 SAVE THE FROGS! Photo Contest
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Photo of Dryophytes suweonensis from South Korea, submitted to the 2017 SAVE THE FROGS! Photo Contest by Amael Borzee.