SAVE THE FROGS! 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 six times per 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.
Photo of Duellmanohyla uranochroaphoto from Panama, submitted to the 2017 SAVE THE FROGS! Photo Contest by Andreas Hertz.
Meet The Board
We are pleased to bring together the following amphibian biologists and environmental conservationists to guide the organization and ensure mission success.
“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.”
– Bryan Cockel, California
Dr. Kerry 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!
Paige Donnelly became a frog lover in early childhood, driven by her curiosity of frogs in the neighborhood pond and those that took refuge under the family’s outdoor hot tub cover in a suburb of Seattle. Over the years her commitment and passion has continually grown. In 2014 she became a certified Frogwatch USA volunteer for the citizen science initiative, and in 2018 she joined the SAVE THE FROGS! Ecuador Ecotour. Paige has worked as a public relations professional in corporate communications for over 30 years, across a variety of industries including animal welfare. Although she currently resides in North Carolina, recent trips to Panama have inspired her to move there in the near future for retirement and to continue contributing to amphibian conservation efforts.
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!
Glass Frog photo submitted to the 2017 SAVE THE FROGS! Photo Contest by Trevor Ritland
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— Sienne Hayes
Board Member Expectations
You can download the PDF by clicking the arrow button.
Photo of Dryophytes suweonensis from South Korea, submitted to the 2017 SAVE THE FROGS! Photo Contest by Amael Borzee.