Our Board of Directors
David Lamfrom, President
David Lamfrom is honored to serve as the inaugural President of the Mojave National Preserve Conservancy’s board of directors. David lives and works in the California Desert and is the California Desert Program Manager for National Parks Conservation Association.
Dennis Schramm, Director
Dennis is the former superintendent of Mojave National Preserve, having served in that position for 5 years. He recently retired from a 33 year career with the National Park Service. Dennis grew up in southern Nevada and completed graduate studies in desert botany by studying a mountain range in Death Valley. Dennis has spent over 25 years living in the Mojave Desert ecosystem. He now resides in Lafayette, Colorado with his wife Marcia.
Sidney Silliman, Director
Sid Silliman is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. He is committed to protecting the beauty and biological diversity of the Mojave National Preserve for future generations.
Michael Gordon, Director
Michael Gordon is a professional landscape photographer (http://www.michael-gordon.com) and California native whose passion for exploring California’s deserts is exceeded only by his desire to preserve and protect them for future generations. Michael has served on the Board of Directors for the San Gorgonio Wilderness Association, and his 20-year service as volunteer ranger in the San Gorgonio Wilderness earned him a President’s Gold Volunteer Award. His photographs have been instrumental in the campaigns of The Wilderness Society, Campaign for America’s Wilderness, National Parks Conservation Association, and others.
Benjamin Spillman, Director
Benjamin Spillman is a journalist in Las Vegas, Nevada. He’s written about water, illegal dumping, endangered species and night skies. When he’s not working on deadline you can find him exploring the desert and mountains by foot, mountain bike or motorcycle. His favorite places in the preserve are Kelso Depot, Hole in the Wall campground and the lava tubes.