MAP Staff

MAP's Board

MAP's Advisors

Dylan Skeffington

Executive Director

Dylan Skeffington came onto the MAP team as Executive Director after working in an NGO that focused on accomplishing environmental conservation through community-based economic and social equity development. After graduating from UC Berkeley, he spent time traveling and working in a variety of capacities, ranging from journalist to boat crewman and rock climbing instructor, but was eventually pulled back into the NGO world after working for several months in a refugee camp in the north of France. Ever since, he has been dedicated to environmental and humanitarian causes. He currently splits his time between the Pacific Northwest of the US and London.
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Alfredo Quarto

International Program & Policy Director, Co-Founder

Alfredo Quarto, International Program and Policy Director and Co-founder, is a veteran campaigner with over 35 years of experience in organizing and writing on the environment and human rights issues. Formerly an aerospace engineer, his experiences range over many countries and several environmental organizations, with a long-term focus on forestry, indigenous cultures, and human rights. Prior to MAP, he was the executive director of the Ancient Forest Chautauqua, a multimedia traveling forum with events in 30 West Coast cities on behalf of old-growth forests and indigenous dwellers. Alfredo has published numerous popular articles, book chapters, and conference papers on mangrove forest ecology, community-managed sustainable development, and shrimp aquaculture. He lives on a small, organic farm in Port Angeles, Washington and is conversant in Spanish.
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Jim Enright

MAP Asia Coordinator

Jim Enright, Asia Coordinator, has been the main organizer and facilitator of MAP’s In the Hands of the Fishers (IHOF) program, starting with the first workshop in Trang, Thailand in 1999. In addition, he has co-organized and co-facilitated nine Community-based Ecological Mangrove Restoration (EMR) technical training workshops in Thailand, Cambodia, Myanmar, India, Sri Lanka and El Salvador. Jim also oversees MAP’s office in Thailand which includes 5 Thai staff (3 full-time and 2 part-time) plus an international volunteer intern. Presently he oversees two German government funded CBEMR and livelihood field projects in southern Thailand and in Cambodia a partnership project with Participatory Management of Coastal Resources (PMCR) for over a decade. Before joining MAP in 2000, he spent 7 years working with coastal resource issues in Thailand, as a national park interpreter in Khao Sam Roi Yot, Thailands first coastal national park, and with the Thai NGO, Yadfon Association, which promotes community-based coastal resource management (CBCRM) with coastal fishing communities in Trang. Jim has an honors degree in Environment Resource Studies with a specialty in international development. He is responsible for the MAP-Asia office based in Trang, southern Thailand, and speaks conversational Thai. [email protected]

Martin Keeley

Education Director

Education Director (Part-time), brings 17 years of experience as a teacher and over 25 years in environmental education to his work developing and implementing MAP’s Mangrove Curriculum with teachers, NGOs, and Education Ministries worldwide. Before joining MAP, Martin was the founder and Executive Director of a wetland education project called the Friends of Boundary Bay/Fraser River for Life Communications Society – based on the border of BC, Canada and Washington state- for 8 years. With more than 45 years of experience in communications and education, he has developed extensive and award-winning environmental education programs on wetlands. Martin lives in the Cayman Islands.

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Dominic Wodehouse

CBEMR Consultant

After ten years in advertising, working in London, Kiev, Jakarta, and Bangkok for various multinational agencies, Dominic changed direction to follow a passion for trees, working as a professional arborist in the UK while taking an MSc in Sustainable Development at Imperial College in London in order to work on mangrove conservation. He worked as a mangrove technical officer with Wetlands International (2006-2011) and has worked with MAP from 2005, supporting field projects and teaching ‘Community-Based Ecological Mangrove Restoration’ in Thailand, Cambodia, Myanmar, Honduras, Senegal, and Tanzania. He continues to work for MAP while writing up a PhD at Bangor University (UK), looking at community mangrove management and restoration. Dominic was elected to the IUCN Mangrove Specialist Group in 2019, and liaises with the Global Mangrove Alliance on behalf of MAP.

Leo Thom

Creative Director

A Visual Communicator born ‘83 in Tokyo, now based in Bristol, UK. While Leo’s background is in Landscape Architecture, he now specialises in engaging animated shorts and infographic stills that deliver core messages, translating often complex information into an understandable form. Having co-founded and run Room60 for 5 years he headed to Asia to get more involved with conservation and environmental issues. Leo has been producing compelling and informative animated shorts to introduce and explain MAP’s various programs and methods of mangrove restoration.
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Monica Gutierrez

Calendar Coordinator

Monica Gutierrez-Quarto is a Chilean artist and printmaker who has helped coordinate the MAP International Children’s Art Calendar contest for the last 12 years. These beautiful calendars are gaining in popularity with each year. Monica also assists with database entry. She lives in Port Angeles, Washington.
Contact: tel (360) 452-5866 or [email protected]

Sam Nugent

Newsletter Director

MAP News Editor, (Part time). Is a graphic designer and editor. He also manages the graphic arts department for several small newspapers in the region around Port Angeles, WA where he is based.
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MAP Advisory Staff

Jaruwan Kaewmahanin (Ning)

Field Project Manager

(Ning) Field Project Manager Thailand, overseas MAP’s EMR and livelihood field program. Presently, she is heading the implementation of MAP’s four year project “Mangrove Restoration and Reforestation in Asia, a Project for Knowledge Exchange and Action to Protect Climate change, Forest and Biodiversity” Ning joined MAP in 2006 and came with 4 years experience in project management and coordination of action research related to mangrove for the Regional Community Forestry Training Center for Asia and Pacific (RECOFTC). She has 13 years in project management and coordination of action research related to mangrove and community-based natural resource management and networking among communities at the provincial, regional and international levels. She also has 5 years experience in participatory mapping and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for natural resource management, including field application, training curriculum development and training of trainers. While with Greenpeace she was involved in environmental education for children.
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