WebStock exists to promote collaboration and provide practical advice about making great web products. Our speakers will offer a behind the scenes look at how the Chesapeake Bay Program’s Creative Team works, with topics ranging from conducting user research to designing and testing products.
Rachel is the Director of Communications for the Chesapeake Bay Program. She is a new addition to the Program after spending her professional career in both the federal government and non-profit arenas. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and a Masters' of Public Administration in Environmental Policy & Management from the University of Pittsburgh. A native of the mountains of PA, she is excited to live in Annapolis, where she can work and play on the Bay.
Zach is a web designer at the Chesapeake Bay Program. A native of Md., he received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design from The Art Institute of Washington in Arlington, Va. Zach's interest in Chesapeake Bay watershed history and culture brought him to the Bay Program, where caffeinated beverages fuel his work to create accessible products.
Catherine is a Web Content Specialist at the Chesapeake Bay Program. She began writing about the watershed while earning her master’s in journalism at the University of Maryland, where she covered algae blooms and rising seas and interviewed hog farmers and watermen. She loves turning scientific information into simple, straightforward content. She lives in Washington, D.C.
Will is the Multimedia Specialist for the Chesapeake Bay Program. A native of Bakersfield, California, he acquired an interest in photojournalism while studying ecology and evolution at University of California, San Diego. He pursued stories about water and culture as a graduate student at Ohio University's School of Visual Communication, and as an intern at several newspapers in New England before landing in Maryland.
Joan is the Communications Office Staffer at the Chesapeake Bay Program. She received her Bachelor's in Environmental Studies at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pa., where she first discovered her passion for communicating science. Originally from Chicago, she was introduced to the watershed through her work in central Pennsylvania training volunteers to monitor their local streams.
Stephanie is the Web Content Manager at the Chesapeake Bay Program. A native of the Midwest, she received her Bachelor’s in Professional Writing from Purdue University and Master of Science degree from the University of Michigan. Stephanie’s lifelong love of nature motivates her to explore solutions to complex environmental problems and teach others what they can do to help.
Guy is the Director of Web Development at the Chesapeake Bay Program. He has worked on web products for the Bay Program since 2001. He has degrees in Biology and Environmental Science from Salisbury University and the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, respectively. He is a longtime resident of Maryland and when not at work building websites enjoys spending time with his family and photography.
Doreen is the Project Manager for ChesapeakeStat and has worked at the Bay Program since 2008. She has B.S. and M.S. degrees in Natural Resources from the Ohio State University. She came to EPA 25 years ago with the desire to improve decision-making with sound science and has worked extensively with states, academia, and other federal agencies to improve biological monitoring and assessment programs nationwide. Downtime includes kayaking, hiking, swimming, and all things fiber arts.
Bill is a Web Developer at the Chesapeake Bay Program. He's an Annapolis native with several years of IT experience. Having grown up on the water, Bill enjoys being able to use his love of web development to help protect and restore the Bay.
Dave is a recent graduate of the Academy of Art University where he received a BFA in Web Design and New Media. This was his second Bachelor's degree, the first was a BA in Parks and Recreation Management from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Dave was raised in Jackson, NJ, but has called Wilmington, NC home for the past 20 years. His passion for design and love of the outdoors has led him to Annapolis, MD and the Chesapeake Bay Program.