Board of Directors


Kirsten Allen, M.P.H. A sixth generation Utahn, Kirsten Allen holds a BA in English from Westminster College and a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Utah. She is the literary acquisitions and development editor at Torrey House Press. Her previous professional background includes public health data analysis, college writing instruction, private piano instruction, and freelance writing and editing. She loves to travel, read, hike, and cook. She has two grown children. 

Kirsten Allen, M.P.H.

A sixth generation Utahn, Kirsten Allen holds a BA in English from Westminster College and a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Utah. She is the literary acquisitions and development editor at Torrey House Press. Her previous professional background includes public health data analysis, college writing instruction, private piano instruction, and freelance writing and editing. She loves to travel, read, hike, and cook. She has two grown children. 

Mark Bailey Mark Bailey grew up in Utah, California, and Florida before returning to Salt Lake City to study engineering and finance at the University of Utah. After a career in investment management, he co-founded Torrey House Press to promote conservation through literature. Mark is an amateur astro-photographer, cross-country and downhill skier, private pilot, and avid reader. He has two grown children

Mark Bailey

Mark Bailey grew up in Utah, California, and Florida before returning to Salt Lake City to study engineering and finance at the University of Utah. After a career in investment management, he co-founded Torrey House Press to promote conservation through literature. Mark is an amateur astro-photographer, cross-country and downhill skier, private pilot, and avid reader. He has two grown children

Scott Berry, Esq. Scott Berry is a lifelong resident of Utah, citizen conservationist since 1973, trial attorney, Wayne County home-owner, and public lands explorer, on foot, raft, skis, and bike. 

Scott Berry, Esq.

Scott Berry is a lifelong resident of Utah, citizen conservationist since 1973, trial attorney, Wayne County home-owner, and public lands explorer, on foot, raft, skis, and bike. 

Lindsey Christensen Nesbitt, Ph.D. While her undergraduate degree was in wildlife biology from BYU, her Ph.D. in Ecology from Colorado State University took a “systems” (or a broader) approach to understanding ecosystems. This helped lead Lindsey into more applied experiences with, for example, environmental consulting, here in Utah. Currently, Lindsey is Research Associate, Department of Geology and Geophysics, PMST Environmental Science Track Director.  Lindsey teaches Environmental Biology and Global Change Ecology at the University of Utah, but is also involved with systems modeling research with the U’s Environmental Engineering department, and helping to run the new Professional Masters program in Science and Technology at the U.    

Lindsey Christensen Nesbitt, Ph.D.

While her undergraduate degree was in wildlife biology from BYU, her Ph.D. in Ecology from Colorado State University took a “systems” (or a broader) approach to understanding ecosystems. This helped lead Lindsey into more applied experiences with, for example, environmental consulting, here in Utah. Currently, Lindsey is Research Associate, Department of Geology and Geophysics, PMST Environmental Science Track Director.  Lindsey teaches Environmental Biology and Global Change Ecology at the University of Utah, but is also involved with systems modeling research with the U’s Environmental Engineering department, and helping to run the new Professional Masters program in Science and Technology at the U.  

 

Veronica Egan Born in Cleveland Ohio, Veronica (Ronni) grew up on the shores of a dead Lake Erie. She and her siblings were not allowed near the water because of its toxicity, so the notion of a damaged environment became familiar to her at an early age. Her family moved to New Mexico in the mid 60s, and has been an advocate for the environment and its creatures all her life. Her time in New Mexico as a pack trip operator allowed her to “use her saddle as a soapbox” while enabling guests from around the world to experience some of the West’s wildest places. She served on the Boards or volunteered with no less than seven non-profit civic, animal and/or conservation groups, including Great Old Broads for Wilderness, which she eventually directed from Durango Colorado starting in 2005. In 2014 Ronni finally succumbed to the call of the canyons and moved to Teasdale, UT, where she now resides. A long-time admirer of the Wild Utah Project, she looks forward to serving on the board and helping to execute the WUP mission in southern Utah.

Veronica Egan

Born in Cleveland Ohio, Veronica (Ronni) grew up on the shores of a dead Lake Erie. She and her siblings were not allowed near the water because of its toxicity, so the notion of a damaged environment became familiar to her at an early age. Her family moved to New Mexico in the mid 60s, and has been an advocate for the environment and its creatures all her life. Her time in New Mexico as a pack trip operator allowed her to “use her saddle as a soapbox” while enabling guests from around the world to experience some of the West’s wildest places. She served on the Boards or volunteered with no less than seven non-profit civic, animal and/or conservation groups, including Great Old Broads for Wilderness, which she eventually directed from Durango Colorado starting in 2005. In 2014 Ronni finally succumbed to the call of the canyons and moved to Teasdale, UT, where she now resides. A long-time admirer of the Wild Utah Project, she looks forward to serving on the board and helping to execute the WUP mission in southern Utah.

Kathy Metcalf Kathy Metcalf is currently a Masters student in Environmental Humanities at the University of Utah. Her previous professional background includes Art Director for Patagonia, Inc., and Designer & Marketing Director/Owner of Wingspan Design in Park City. A twenty five year resident of Utah, she was raised on the west coast which accounts for her love of the water. She and her husband Peter are longstanding conservation activists. She has three grown children, loves rivers and non-fiction, and is an avid Laser sailor, private pilot, and artist.

Kathy Metcalf

Kathy Metcalf is currently a Masters student in Environmental Humanities at the University of Utah. Her previous professional background includes Art Director for Patagonia, Inc., and Designer & Marketing Director/Owner of Wingspan Design in Park City. A twenty five year resident of Utah, she was raised on the west coast which accounts for her love of the water. She and her husband Peter are longstanding conservation activists. She has three grown children, loves rivers and non-fiction, and is an avid Laser sailor, private pilot, and artist.