The Patagonian Foundation
PO Box 29113 San Francisco, CA 94129 USA
April 24, 2018
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Board of Directors & Other Valued Volunteers
Each TPF board member has been individually captivated by the majestic beauty and raw power of Patagonia's wilderness. After a combined 31 years of experience in the region, they have joined forces to dedicate their time and resources to support TPF's efforts throughout Patagonia.
Scott Perryman - President and Chairman
The seeds of The Patagonian Foundation ('TPF') were sown in 1992, when Scott Perryman, TPF's President and a member its Board of Directors, visited Patagonia for the first time. Mr. Perryman has explored Chilean and Argentine Patagonia extensively for the past 12 years discovering the special magic and beauty of Patagonia. In 1999 he co-founded Salvaje Corazon to share his experiences with fellow travelers. In 2002 he helped found TPF allowing him to give back to the region. When not in Patagonia Scott resides in San Francisco overseeing his design and fabrication company.
A native Chilean, Ruth lives in Coyhaique, Chile and assists with organizing and implementing TPF's projects, managing TPF's operations, and providing invaluable in-country guidance. She also directs and manages Salvaje Corazon based in Coyhaique, Chile.
Jim has been exploring Patagonia since 1975. From his first ascent of the notorious Torre Egger in 1976 to the summer of 2008 and three new first ascents of peaks in the Northern Patagonian Icefield, Jim has been captivated by the mountains, rivers, fauna and flora of the region.
Peter Keller, San Salvador, El Salvador
After receiving a degree in Recreation Management from the University of Montana and a Masters in Environmental Law from Vermont Law School, Peter entered a two-year Presidential Management Fellow program in Washington, D.C., which offered him assignments in the Environmental Protection Agency, Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service and the U.S. Forest Service. After working with the National Park Service and U.S. Forest Service for many years, he was awarded a two-year fellowship from the Institute of Current World Affairs during which he chronicled the status of public and private protected areas in Chile and Argentina. From 2003-2006, he served as the U.S. Forest Service’s Regional Wilderness and Rivers Program Leader in California. Currently, Peter is the Regional Environmental Advisor for Central America and Mexico with the U.S. Agency for International Development through an agreement with the U.S. Forest Service International Programs. With his extensive environmental background and experience with Chilean and Patagonian public and private lands, Peter offers invaluable strategic guidance and environmental expertise to TPF.
OTHER VALUED VOLUNTEERS
Pedro Aylwin - Attorney
Pedro is an attorney at Aylwin Abogados in Santiago, Chile, where he has worked for 18 years. Pedro obtained an LLM from Notre Dame University and specializes in corporate and environmental law. Pedro advises TPF with respect to its legal obligations in Chile.
Audra Katona - Chief Financial Officer
Audra Katona has nine years of experience with financial planning. Audra currently retains a number of clients and companies, assisting them with their accounting and recordkeeping. Audra first visited Chile in 1991 and has been traveling throughout South America and Patagonia for the past 12 years.
Allison participated in the pilot trail maintenance project in Torres del Paine and built TPF's website. She continues to assist TPF with website maintenance and fundraising.
Lyn hosted TPF's initial launch party and is now assisting TPF with fundraising.