Rosa MA. Vidal

Rosa Maria Vidal has been a champion of local governance in conservation for her career. Currently, she is a Senior Program Manager at Livelihoods Venture, an international private social impact fund, and a Senior Advisor of the Center for Protected Area Management at Colorado State University, where she supports the development of conservation and women leadership training programs implemented globally. She was the founder and Director for Pronatura Sur from 1993 to 2015, where she led the growth of the organization and was the Director of the Governors’ Climate and Forests Fund from 2013-2016, working with 35 subnational jurisdictions in 8 countries, promoting REDD+ policies implementation at a global scale. She has been a consultant for international organizations, including the World Bank and the Global Environment Facility.

In her early career years, she contributed to understanding the migration patterns of landbirds in Central America. She has kept her interest in bird migration and conservation as a personal passion. She has served in international avian councils and working groups, including the WHSRN Council, the Partners in Flight Science Committee, Birdlife Regional Americas Council, and regional networks and initiatives related to gender, environment, and climate change issues.

She holds a biology degree from the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, a certificate in Wildlife Management from Arizona State University, a Gender and Sustainability Diploma from Universidad Autonoma de Mexico, and a Women in Leadership certificate from Cornell University.

Martha Piper

Martha was the Chief Operating Officer at the World Wildlife Fund and now works part-time on selected projects with the Chief Conservation Officer. Prior to joining WWF, she worked for nine years at Rare, an international conservation organization that empowers community members to participate in local decision-making and natural resource management. At Rare, she was the SVP of strategy and growth, and then Managing Director for Global Solutions. Before joining the conservation world, she spent nearly 20 years at companies including Ernst & Young and the Corporate Executive Board, where she was Managing Director.

Martha currently is on the Board of Advisors at the Center for Leadership at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Martha holds a BA from Miami University, and an MBA from University of Virginia Darden School of Business.

Rob Kluin

Rob Kluin is a seasoned marketing and communications professional with a successful track record in the planning and implementation of marketing, communications, and public relations efforts. He has a particular interest and expertise in the areas of brand communications, media relations, community partnerships, corporate sponsorships, nonprofit donor networking and development, as well as event management and production.

Rob joined Plimoth Patuxet Museums in 2011 to take on the director of Marketing and Communications role. In that capacity, he helped lead the Museum’s rebranding, developed promotional campaigns, engaged corporate sponsors, and served as a liaison for location filming productions that included the Smithsonian Channel, A+E Networks, and Ric Burns/Steeplechase Films. Previously he was director of communications for Manomet where he also supported key development and fundraising initiatives and helped launch a public service announcement campaign to build national brand awareness. Prior to Manomet, Rob held senior communications and marketing positions with IBM, including the role of speechwriter to the President of IBM’s Federal Systems Division.

Rob serves on the Executive Board of See Plymouth, the regional tourism office for the Town and County of Plymouth, Massachusetts. He is a former member of Rotary International. He served as vice president of the board for Cape Rep Theatre for eight years. Rob holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from the State University of New York and a Master’s Degree in Corporate Communications from Ithaca College. In his free time, Rob enjoys spending time with family and friends, gardening, traveling, cycling, spending time outdoors, cooking, and networking.

Sophie Hollingsworth

Sophie Hollingsworth is the Associate, Product Management at Hollingsworth & Vose Co., a global manufacturer of advanced materials used in filtration, battery, and industrial applications. Previously, she was the Senior Operations Coordinator for the TOPS program at Save the Children, managing tools and resources for the organization’s capacity-building training workshops on Commodity Management.

Sophie serves as a trustee of the Roy A. Hunt Foundation as well as the Episcopal Relief & Development. She is a graduate of the University of St. Andrews in Scotland and lives in Boston, Massachusetts.

Sarah Groves

Dr. Sarah Groves has been part of the Manomet community since 1972, when she spent spring break learning about the operations of the banding lab from Kathleen “Betty” Anderson. She continued as a Manomet intern for three years before leaving to pursue a Ph.D. in Zoology, which she earned in 1982 with a dissertation on the foraging ecology of Black Oystercatchers. Following her studies, Dr. Groves spent her career working to articulate and address environmental concerns in the private sector, municipal and federal government, and post-secondary educational institutions.

Recently, Dr. Groves has been working as a metalsmith fabricating jewelry and small sculptural objects inspired by her experiences as an ecologist; during the pandemic she created a copper kelp forest, a large art installation. She is energized by Manomet’s commitment to long-term research, conservation, and education — all informed by rigorous science — and is thrilled to be continuing her association with Manomet. Dr. Groves holds an A.B. in Biology from Harvard/Radcliffe College and a Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.