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Our Mission

  • To disseminate information about the threats to salamanders and their habitats

  • To increase awareness about salamander diversity, biology, and conservation.

  • To raise money for salamander conservation, education, and research.

  • To fund salamander conservation, education and/or research initiatives through an annual grant.

President: Lauren Augustine


Vice President: Matt Neff


Secretary: Megan Baumer


Treasurer: Katharine Mantzouris


Event Specialist: Ashton Shaffer


Marketing and Outreach Associate: Genevieve Warner



Grant committee chairs:


Lauren Augustine


Megan Baumer


Katharine Mantzouris


Kenton Kerns


Bill Orrico


Matt Neff



Organizational Contacts

Cow Knob Salamander (Plethodon punctatus) by Matt Neff

Northern Two-lined Salamander (Eurycea bislineata) by Matt Neff


Adam Smith

Adam Smith grew up in Divonne-les-Bains, France. He has a BS in Environmental Geography from the University of York, UK, and an MS in Conservation at University College London (UCL). Having previously worked in field research and environmental policy, Adam now works as a Development Coordinator at Conservation International where he manages a portfolio of donors, carries out prospect research, and supports donor stewardship and outreach. Adam’s passion for conservation and herpetology arose from hiking in the mountains of France and Switzerland and observing the Alpine Newts and frogs than frequented his pond. 

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