Jeff Petersen, Esq. is the Executive Director of the Fund for Wild Nature. He has a history of activism in the environmental, animal protection, and social justice movements, both as a volunteer and a professional. He holds degrees in political science and law and is an active member of the State Bar of Oregon. Before working for the Fund, Jeff was the first Attorney Fellow at Lewis & Clark Law School's National Center for Animal Law, where he handled litigation focused on advancing legal protections for animals. Before becoming an attorney, Jeff worked as the Membership Coordinator for the Surfrider Foundation, as a freelance photographer, and in the film industry as a camera assistant, photographer, and videographer. He also directed and produced a documentary film about Carnaval celebrations and traditions in a rural Spanish village. When not working, he enjoys spending time with his wife and son. He also enjoys surfing, mountain biking, photography, and last but not least, admiring wild nature. Jeff doesn't look anything like the salamander below, but does think this is one fine-looking amphibian.
Barred Tiger Salamander hybrid photo copyright Gary Nafis, courtesy of photographer and CaliforniaHerps.com