Tom Wheeler 2Tom Wheeler, Executive Director Tom graduated from the University of Washington School of Law with a concentration in Environmental Law. Tom was President of the Environmental Law Society, served as Articles Editor of the WA Journal of Environmental Law & Policy, and defended old-growth and endangered species at the WA Forest Law Center.

Amber SheltonAmber Jamieson, Communications & Development Director Amber attended Humboldt State University where she earned a degree in Natural Resources Policy Economics.  She has experience working for public agencies and private planning firms applying many of the environmental policies throughout the region and has been working for EPIC since 2009.

Kimberly Smiling ProfileflippedKimberly Baker, Public Land Advocate  Kimberly has worked to defend Northern California’s national forests for over a decade, starting as Forest and Wildlife Protection Coordinator for the Klamath Forest Alliance. She has advocated protection of public lands for EPIC since 2007. Her efforts include tracking, commenting, ground-truthing and litigating projects.

Rhiannon Lewis-Stephenson, Communications & Development Coordinator  Rhiannon has a B.A. in International Relations with an emphasis in Global Environment from UC Davis. Rhiannon was born in Humboldt County and has campaigned for environmental movements throughout the US and Europe.

Matthew Simmons, EPIC Legal Fellow  Matt graduated from UCLA School of Law in May 2020 with specializations in Environmental Law and Public Interest Law.  Matt feels incredibly grateful that he gets to spend his days working to defend Northern California’s magnificent forests.