Alan Kneidel

As a Staff Biologist at Manomet, Alan contributes to a variety of projects. For the Landbird Conservation Program, Alan is currently the lead on the Wetland Restoration and Community Outreach Project at Manomet’s headquarters. For the Shorebird Recovery Program, Alan is working with Brad Winn to unravel the mysteries of Whimbrel migration ecology on Cape Cod and beyond. On his lunch breaks, Alan is likely to be found traipsing around Manomet’s property, cataloging the local flora and fauna.

Alan grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina in a home of inquisitive, travel-hungry ecologists. He embraced that influence from the start, and has since devoted his adult life to bird conservation and research. Following in the footsteps of his Tar Heel ancestors, he earned his B.A. in Biology from UNC Chapel-Hill in 2008, and followed that up with several years of traveling throughout the Americas to work on bird-related research projects. Those experiences culminated in the earning of his M.S. in Natural Resources from Delaware State University in 2016, where he studied the stopover ecology of migrating Neotropical songbirds on the barrier islands of the Florida panhandle.

Why Manomet

Manomet has been a part of me since September 2010, when I made a spontaneous decision to go to Louisiana and join a Manomet team studying the impacts of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on shorebirds. Who knew that that decision would lead me down such a long and diverse path? Now, Manomet represents so much more to me – it’s the place that taught me to band birds, the place that has taken me to the far-flung corners of Alaska to study breeding shorebirds. Most importantly, Manomet is the place that has allowed me to embrace my passion in a professional setting. In doing so, I appreciate how I am given the freedom and support to turn an idea into a reality. Manomet has built a powerful reputation in the field of conservation, and I am excited to carry on the legacy of impactful work made by those who have come before me.

Isadora Angarita-Martinez

Isadora is Colombian by origin and joined the Manomet team in May 2018 as Shorebird Conservation Specialist in the WHSRN Executive Office. She is in charge of promoting the incorporation of shorebirds within national conservation agendas, assessing the uses of resources at WHSRN sites, and building the capacity of partners in ecosystem service assessments. Isadora has been working on the conservation of birds in Colombia and throughout the Western Hemisphere for over 15 years.

Isadora gained her conservation experience through working on research in the field and through engaging with communities in her native Colombia as part of Asociacion Calidris, moving later to South-east Asia to work in conservation of endangered and traded species. Before joining Manomet Isadora worked since 2011 for the BirdLife International Americas Secretariat as the Americas Flyways Coordinator, including representing BirdLife on the WHSRN Hemispheric Council. At BirdLife she supported the development of conservation programs for grassland birds and migratory birds including globally threatened migratory birds, she also developed and help build BirdLife Partners’ capacities on ecosystem services assessments at site scale.

Isadora is a biologist with a major on ornithology from Universidad del Valle in Colombia, completed a Diploma in Endangered Species Management at the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, and University of Kent (UK) and holds a Master in Conservation Leadership from the University of Cambridge (UK).

Why Manomet?

I am proud of being part of the Manomet team as I believe biodiversity conservation depends on multidimensional approaches, and Manomet is a place where such approaches are developed.  The approaches for biodiversity conservation that Manomet develops have their bases on the best science, research effort, community engagement, land management and land use planning, and strategic partnerships. What conservationist would not want to be part of such an extraordinary team and organization?

Justin Barrett

Justin Barrett joined Manomet in April 2016 as Development Operations Manager. In this role, he is responsible for managing donor information for Manomet. Through day-to-day operations and donor analytics, he helps to increase the effectiveness of dollars donated in support of Manomet’s mission-driven work.

Justin comes to Manomet after working in various roles at HopeHealth, most recently as the Marketing and Philanthropy Coordinator. He brings years of database experience, data and metric tracking, and extensive event planning. Justin holds a B.A. in Sociology and Comparative Religion from Western Michigan University and a Master of Arts in Christian Ministry from North Park Theological Seminary in Chicago, IL.

In his personal life, Justin enjoys birding, hiking, reading, and spending time with his beautiful wife and two children. As an avid birder, Justin serves as the president of the Nasketucket Bird Club. In this role, he enjoys leading birding field trips and educating adults and kids alike about birds.

Why Manomet?

I work at Manomet because it is making amazing progress in the areas that matter most to my family. And to be even a small part of that energy everyday is rewarding. From using science to take care of birds, to creating networks that influence some of the largest life-supporting systems such as our forests and grocery stores, Manomet takes its small name and creates tremendous change for the betterment of the world.

Cheryl T. Botieri

Cheryl has over 30 years of experience in communications, financial development, and family education. Advancing Manomet’s mission through raising awareness and funding is a passion for Cheryl. Building relationships, making personal connections, and bringing partners, volunteers, supporters, and community together to solve problems and create win-win solutions are how her work helps to move Manomet’s mission forward every day.

Cheryl earned her BS in Communications from Bridgewater State College and her MS in Family Education from Wheelock College. She enjoys time with family and living an active outdoor lifestyle; especially walking, cycling, and being out on the local bays.

Why Manomet?

I have fond memories of visiting Manomet as a child from Manomet Elementary School, then again with my children as they came here on field trips. I vividly remember the awe I felt as a young child seeing a small bird and learning that it could fly all the way up to the top of the world! That personal connection to nature and passion to ensure that all children for generations to come are able to have the same experiences anywhere in the world are why I work at Manomet.

Chris Boudreaux

As Donor Relations Manager, Chris’s work is mostly people-focused. He communicates with existing Manomet donors to let them know how much their support is appreciated, and shows them how their commitment to a sustainable future is helping Manomet make a difference. He also works to identify and cultivate potential new donors so that Manomet can continue to expand its reach and have an even greater impact on building a better world. He accomplishes these goals by developing direct mail and online campaigns and planning outreach and stewardship events.

Chris has a decade of experience in nonprofit development and communications. Most recently, he served as Senior Account Executive at DMW Fundraising, where he managed fundraising programs for more than a dozen nonprofit clients. He also served as the E-Communications Manager at The National WWII Museum and successfully led efforts to transform the Museum’s online fundraising program. He earned a BA from Louisiana State University and an MSc from Suffolk University.

In his free time, Chris enjoys photography, traveling, and spending time with his wife and two dogs. He also loves history, so being in Greater Boston—an area so rich in history—is a special treat.

Why Manomet?

I was drawn to Manomet’s mission and their science-driven, common-sense approach to building a more sustainable world. But what really impresses me is Manomet’s approach. They lead with relationships, then follow with science. That’s such a really unique approach to problem-solving, and I think it’s what makes Manomet so effective. I’m so proud to be a part of this organization, and I go home every day feeling like I helped make a difference.