Board of Directors and Officers

James Parker

James Parker

President and Board Member

Falling Springs

6243 River Road, Suite 7

Richmond, VA 23229

(804) 330-8092

James Parker is Manager of Mitigation Sales & Acquisitions for Falling Springs LLC and has been with the company since its inception in 2007. Parker oversees mitigation sales and services in order to provide mitigation solutions for Falling Springs’ clients & customers. He is also responsible for and assists his management team with business development opportunities, financial analysis, underwriting, due diligence, acquisition, and management of the company’s mitigation banking assets. Prior to and coinciding with his work at Falling Springs, Parker was a Real Estate Project Manager for Tredegar Corporation where he managed the corporation’s real estate holdings & investments from 2007-2012.

Previously Parker was an account manager with the sports marketing & licensing agency CLC in Atlanta for four years and holds a M.B.A from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia and a B.A. in business administration from James Madison University.

Michael Hare


Vice President and Board Member

Resource Environmental Solutions

5020 Montrose Blvd., 

Suite 650

Houston, TX 77006

(713) 520-5400

Michael serves as the Director of Government Affairs and Communications at RES. He not only focuses on Louisiana coastal restoration initiatives, compliance across the company, and overseeing government affairs but also serves as the company's primary media interface, providing guidance and leadership for marketing and communications at RES.

Prior to joining RES, Michael worked for Congressman Charles Boustany for over a decade. He served as a legislative assistant in Washington, DC working on agriculture, infrastructure, defense and international trade issues. Michael worked to pass legislation to strengthen our customs laws and support rice and sugarcane farmers. In 2012, 

Michael moved to Lafayette, Louisiana where he served as Deputy District Director focusing on coastal, infrastructure and wetlands issues throughout southwest Louisiana. He served as the campaign manager for the 2014 congressional race and the 2016 senatorial race. 

Michael is a graduate of Louisiana State University with BA degrees in economics and political science and earned an MS in U.S. foreign policy from American University in Washington, DC

Preston Smith


Treasurer and Board Member

Wildwood Environmental Credit Company

PO Box 6602

Tyler, TX 75711

(903) 780-2102

Preston W. Smith is a Partner and Vice President with Wildwood Environmental Credit Company, LLC (Wildwood), a strategic team focused on sustainable land use. 

At Wildwood, Smith has specialized in the generation of mitigation and conservation permitting strategies for clients across a variety of industries and states. He currently manages the sales and marketing for Wildwood’s over 25,000 acres of mitigation projects, while aiding in the regulatory permitting of new projects.

Smith has extensive experience in strategic development for ecosystem marketplace opportunities, venture capital raises and the ability to deliver unique marketing solutions. He played a critical role in the acquisition of Pineywoods Mitigation Bank, one of the country’s largest mitigation banks at 19,075 acres. He holds a BA from Southern Methodist University and is a member of numerous conservation minded organizations including the Society of Texas Environmental Professionals.

Pamela Fetterman


Secretary and Board Member


4152 Independence Ct, C-7

Sarasota, FL 34234

(941) 955-4616

Pamela Fetterman is the managing member and Principal Scientist of ecoGENESIS, LLC, a cutting edge environmental consulting business founded on the principles of the care and stewardship of the ecological systems which sustain humanity. 

ecoGENESIS provides feasibility analysis, wetland delineation, environmental permitting, endangered species surveying and permitting, contract management, land management, mitigation, monitoring, ecological valuation and ecological design services to wetland mitigation bankers, land developers, single-family residential homeowners, federal, state and local governments, non-governmental organizations, and other regulated industries.

Fetterman has 23 years of experience in environmental and ecological resource management, permitting, and water use regulations. She has focused on the fields of evaluation of impacts to wetland structure and function, delineation and verification of wetland and surface water boundaries jurisdictional to Florida and the United States, large scale wetland restoration and mitigation banking, ecological restoration, natural lands management, and conservation banking.

Adam Davis

Adam Davis

Board Member

Ecosystem Investment Partners

5550 Newbury Street, Suite B

Baltimore, MD 21209

(415) 462-0163

Adam Davis is a Managing Partner for Ecosystem Investment Partners (EIP), a private equity fund manager that acquires and manages high priority conservation properties across the United States. EIP delivers competitive returns to its investors through the use of land-based environmental offsets for unavoidable impacts.

He previously served as Director of the Environment Division for EPRI Solutions, a consulting firm owned by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) where he worked with a team of economists, biologists and hydrologists to develop decision tools, appraisal methods and tax strategies to enable market based conservation choices. This then led him to start his own consulting practice, Solano Partners, Inc., where he worked with a broad array of corporate, government and NGO clients on environmental investment and conservation finance issues. One core client was the online information service called Ecosystem Marketplace, which he cofounded and where he served as Editor-in-Chief. Davis received the 2002 Ecological Society of America Corporate Award for his contribution to the understanding of connections between recycling, resource recovery and ecosystem health.

Greg DeYoung


Board Member

Westervelt Ecological Services

1400 Jack Warner Parkway NE

Tuscaloosa, AL 35404

(205) 562-5000

Greg DeYoung is a founder and a Vice President for Westervelt. Mr. DeYoung has over three decades years of experience in planning environmental review, wetland mitigation, and endangered species conservation. His background includes the permitting of mitigation and conservation banks and large-scale mitigation projects in the West, Rocky Mountain, and Southeast Regions. Mr. DeYoung has written articles on mitigation practices and regularly serves as an instructor on mitigation banking workshops with and for resource agency personnel. 

Mr. DeYoung co-founded and served as Principal for Planning Concepts, where he authored or managed the preparation of general plans and environmental review documents addressing major public and private projects. He has also served as Director for three non-profit organizations: the Nevada County Land Trust, the Wildlife Heritage Foundation, and the Whitney Oaks Wetland Conservancy. 

Mr. DeYoung holds a Bachelor’s degree in environmental biology from the University of California, Santa Barbara and a Master’s degree in urban planning from the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. Mr. DeYoung is a member of the American Planning Association and the American Institute of Certified Planners.

Greg Kernohan


Board Member

Ducks Unlimited

One Waterfowl Way

Memphis, TN 38120


Kernohan has served as a DU manger of conservation programs in Colorado for 10 years, helping farmers, cities and industry address water needs while benefitting waterfowl. Greg has helped develop river augmentation projects on agricultural lands by building or restoring wetlands that recharge alluvial aquifers while enhancing waterfowl habitat. These projects can satisfy municipal and industrial needs as well as help agricultural landowners.

Through Kernohan's efforts, Ducks Unlimited has helped access substantial investments for this collaborative work, through North American Wetlands Conservation Act grants matched with DU and partner dollars. Altogether, this work brought nearly $20 million to Colorado to protect water resources, construct infrastructure and provide wildlife habitat.

Kernohan is a biologist with a Master's degree in environmental law and policy. He lives in Fort Collins with his wife, Niki, and daughter's, Devyn and Meghan.

Adam McIntyre


Board Member

Water and Land Solutions

7721 Six Forks Road,

Suite 130

Raleigh, NC 27615

(919) 614-5111

Adam is recognized as a leader in the mitigation industry having managed all facets of mitigation projects throughout multiple States in the U.S.  He has worked with or in over 10 different US Army Corp of Engineers districts and has experience working with multiple different credit procurement approaches to mitigation development.  As a watershed hydrologist, he has extensive experience in the scientific components of project success.  Adam has developed a unique skillset working with all aspects of mitigation banking including site planning and development, mitigation design and construction, along with long-term monitoring and maintenance of completed projects.  Adam has been actively involved with the National Mitigation Banking Association (NMBA) for several years.  He has also served as Vice President of the NC Environmental Restoration Association (NCERA) and selected to serve as the Treasurer on the Inaugural Board for the South Carolina Mitigation Association (SCMA). 

Adam Riggsbee


Board Member

RiverBank Conservation

PO Box 29921

Austin, TX 78755

(512) 241-3775

Adam is the founder and President of RiverBank. He manages the day-to-day operations and leads strategic planning for business development. 

His background in environmental science and policy as well as business allows him to interact with academics, regulators and customers to provide sound solutions to complex environmental permitting problems. 

He regularly contributes to scientific articles and conferences related to environmental markets, policy and entrepreneurship. He also serves on the Board of Visitors at UNC’s Institute for the Environment.

Sara Johnson


Executive Director

Ecological Restoration Business Association

8270 Greensboro Drive

Suite 700

Tysons, VA 22102

(703) 584-8375

Sara Johnson is the Executive Director of the Ecological Restoration Business Association. She is an attorney with a background in and passion for conservation and economic solutions to public environmental issues. Prior to her position with ERBA, Johnson worked in the environmental compliance office of Patuxent River Naval Air Station on the Chesapeake Bay and as a law clerk with the Department of Justice, Environment and Natural Resources Division in Washington, D.C. 

Johnson holds an undergraduate degree in Environmental Studies from the University of Richmond and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Virginia, where she served as the Articles Development Editor of the Virginia Environmental Law Journal. She is licensed to practice law in Virginia and California.

Seth Ginther


Executive Vice President

Ecological Restoration Business Association

8270 Greensboro Drive

Suite 700

Tysons, VA 22102

(703) 584-8375

Seth Ginther is Executive Vice President of the Ecological Restoration Business Association.  Seth is an attorney and co-managing partner of Hirschler Fleischer's Energy and Infrastructure Group. He founded and leads the firm's government affairs, regulatory and economic development consultancy, HF Consulting LLC.

In the energy and infrastructure area, Seth routinely represents energy and infrastructure businesses in project finance, negotiating and drafting power purchase agreements, recapitalizations, mergers and acquisitions, energy and infrastructure asset development projects and multi-state and federal legislative and regulatory matters.

His experiences gives him a unique understanding of legislative, administrative and regulatory policy-making and puts this experience to work for his clients in ways that ensure the economic security of their businesses.

Jessica Marcus


Vice President, Policy and Operations

Ecological Restoration Business Association

8270 Greensboro Drive

Suite 700

Tysons, VA 22102

(703) 584-8375

Jessica serves as the Vice President of Policy and Operations for ERBA.  In this role, Jessica engages with regulators on ecological restoration policies and also supports the day-to-day operations for the association.  

Jessica also supports logistics and planning for ERBA's annual policy conference, an event which attracts leaders and experts in the ecological restoration industry each year.

Jessica has over 10 years of experience in policy development and government affairs, having started her career in state government in the Commonwealth of Virginia.  Prior to joining USIPA, she held appointments in the Virginia Office of the Lieutenant Governor and the Virginia Office of the Governor.

Jessica holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from James Madison University and a Master of Public Administration and Public Policy from Virginia Commonwealth University.  She also holds a post-graduate certificate in Graphic and Digital Design from the Parsons School of Design in New York.