Our Team

We are practitioners and scientists with expertise and many years of applied experience building community partnerships, conducting conservation planning, co-producing science and data to inform planning, and developing geospatial software.

Executive Team


Andrew Shirk

Andrew Shirk, Executive Director and a co-founder of TerrAdapt is also the lead software developer on our team. Andrew is a research ecologist with expertise in remote sensing, ecological modeling, and large landscape conservation planning. In collaboration with state and federal agencies and regional conservation groups, he works with partners to co-develop tools to inform adaptive management of species and their habitats at risk from our rapidly changing climate and expanding human footprint.

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Carly Vynne

Carly Vynne, Director of Global Outreach, Cascadia Program Coordinator, and a co-founder of TerrAdapt brings expertise in regional and global conservation planning to help guide our team’s approach to integrating dynamic data to serve multiple partners. Carly’s principal motivation is to help ensure that natural places and wild species can thrive together with humanity now and into the future – and she strongly believes that TerrAdapt can play a major role in making this happen. As the Biodiversity and Climate Team Lead at RESOLVE, Carly is a key contributor to the Global Deal for Nature and, Global Safety Net develop the Global Deal for Nature, Global Safety Net, and is working on a number of rewilding initiatives across the western US and Alaska. Carly holds a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Policy from Middlebury College (VT-USA) and a Ph.D. in Biology from the University of Washington, Seattle.


Greg Kehm

Greg Kehm, Director of Partnerships and Implementation and a co-founder of TerrAdapt contributes decades of applied experience in large landscape planning and the application of science and Indigenous Knowledge into land decision-making processes. In his consulting practice, he is an independent advisor to governments, First Nations, and civil society organizations. Applied projects include building guardian and monitoring programs, land relationship planning, and identifying ecological climate refugia. Greg supports TerrAdapt community engagement, adaptive management planning, and training. He lives in the unceded ancestral territory of the Musquem, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Development Team

Our development team works with partners to co-develop and apply TerrAdapt in adaptive management processes across Cascadia.

Jesse Anderson, Software Engineer, Numbers and Strings

Sonia Bhatia, UX Researcher, Google

Bill Gaines, Research Wildlife Ecologist, Washington Conservation Science Institute

Jake Gordon, Software Engineer, Google

Sonia Hall, Project Manager, SAH Ecologia

Andy Lee, Project Manager, RESOLVE

Science Advisory Team

The Science Advisory Team provides expertise and peer review of the methods and data used in TerrAdapt. Their efforts are sincerely appreciated and have made lasting contributions to the success and utility of this effort. Thank you!

Alex Bevington, BC Ministry of Forests

Karl Burkhart, One Earth

Carlos Carroll, Klamath Center for Conservation Research

Sam Cushman, US Forest Service

Bill Gaines, Washington Conservation Science Institute

Kim Hall, The Nature Conservancy

Meade Krosby, University of Washington

Josh Lawler, University of Washington

Colin Mahony, BC Ministry of Forests

Julia Michalak, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

Don Morgan, BC Ministry of the Environment

Todd Sanford, Aspen Global Change Institute

Michael Schindel, The Nature Conservancy

Peter Singleton, US Forest Service

Andy Teucher, BC Ministry of the Environment

David Theobold, Conservation Planning Technologies

Jessica Walz-Schafer