CDRLC Staff Resources

Permanent Staff

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Therese Johnson
Director of the Continental Divide Research Learning Center (CDRLC)

Therese oversees the staff, facilities, and research and learning programs at the CDRLC.

Scott Esser

Scott Esser
Ecologist

Scott is the CDRLC Research Coordinator, identifying research needs, recruiting research partners, facilitating research in the park and communicating the results of research to inform park management and educate the public.

Carissa Turner

Carissa Turner
Biologist

Carissa serves as the Science Communication Coordinator for the CDRLC and highlights park research and findings to various audiences. She also manages the McGraw Ranch research facility and supports learning and research activities.

2017 Seasonal Staff

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Bill Peterson
McGraw Ranch Caretaker


Bill oversees facilities at McGraw Ranch and provides logistical support to its residents.

Last updated: May 5, 2017