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A strong team of industry experts.

Tackling the world's toughest resource challenges is the shared purpose that connects us as an organization - and transcends the bottom-line.

  • Amelia Conlen

    Transportation Planner

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    Amelia Conlen

    Transportation Planner

    As the lead for Ecology Action’s Planning team, Amelia works in partnership with public agencies to produce Active Transportation Plans and Safe Routes to Schools Plans, which include recommendations for new infrastructure and programs to make it easier and safer to walk and ride bicycles for daily trips. As of 2022 Amelia had completed five plans for jurisdictions in Santa Cruz and Monterey Counties. Amelia is a graduate of the University of Washington and holds a BA in Community, Environment, and Planning.

  • Erin Hoben

    Corporate Compliance Manager

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    Erin Hoben

    Corporate Compliance Manager

    As Senior Corporate Compliance Manager for Ecology Action, Erin manages EA’s contracting process, insurance policies, risk mitigation, and regulatory filings. Erin is a Kentucky native, having graduated from the University of Kentucky. Erin also has a J.D. from Cardozo School of Law in New York City.

  • Frank Deniz

    Construction Project Manager

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    Frank Deniz

    Construction Project Manager

  • Margaret Ireland

    Senior Graphic Designer

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    Margaret Ireland

    Senior Graphic Designer

    Margaret is an emotionally driven creative and roll-the-sleeves-up make-it-happen senior designer who contributes to the visuals and communications of Ecology Action. Margaret is a Minnesota native with a diverse background in marketing, design, and media.  She spends as much time on two wheels as she can and has loved exploring the mountain roads and trails around the area. 

  • Matt Miller

    Program Specialist

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    Matt Miller

    Program Specialist

    As Sr. Program Specialist for Ecology Action’s adult bike team, Matt manages, plans and implements a suite of programs designed to promote and support biking for everyday trips in Santa Cruz County. These programs include Bike Month, UCSC – Slugbikelife, EA Sustainable Transportation Membership, Go Santa Cruz E-Bike Rebate Program, and bike commuter workshops with the City of Santa Cruz and the Regional Transportation Commission.
    Matt is a graduate of UC Santa Cruz and holds a BA in Environmental Studies, with an emphasis in natural history and environmental education.
  • Mike Diep

    Senior Energy Engineer

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    Mike Diep

    Senior Energy Engineer

  • Nicholas Hartsog

    Senior Technical Support Specialist

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    Nicholas Hartsog

    Senior Technical Support Specialist

    As Senior Technical Support Specialist, Nicholas identifies, analyzes and develops solutions to meet information system requirements, and develops tools for support of desktop systems and users. He is our primary web developer and go-to person for anything technical. Nicholas troubleshoots and problem-solves to ensure that Ecology Actions IT infrastructure is running smoothly.

  • Piet Canin

    Strategic Development and Program Director

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    Piet Canin

    Strategic Development and Program Director

    Piet Canin oversees Ecology Action’s sustainable transportation programs, which emphasize healthy, money saving, and environmentally friendly means of travel. Piet has helped implement several innovative programs at Ecology Action, including Bike to Work Day, the Electric Bike, and Folding Bike Incentive programs. Piet has been active in advancing sustainable transportation programs over the past 30 years. He has extensive experience working with a diversity of partners including schools, businesses, public health, safety, and transportation agencies, community groups and individuals.

    Piet has actively advocated for the Coastal Rail Trail since 1998 and leveraged diverse partners to move forward such projects as the Beach Street Bikeway, Arana Gulch and increased funding for the Rail Trail. Piet is a long-time member of the Regional Transportation Commission’s Bike Advisory Committee, FORT Board Member and a Bike Santa Cruz County Lifetime Achievement award recipient.

  • Tari Neill

    Grant Accountant

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    Tari Neill

    Grant Accountant