Our Team

Will Allen

Director, Strategic Conservation 
(919) 967-2248

Will Allen leads our strategic conservation work. Since joining The Conservation Fund in 1994, he has spearheaded or participated in dozens of strategic conservation projects, particularly green infrastructure planning and design based on the best available science, high-quality mapmaking, and the balance of economic and environmental goals.  He holds a B.A. in Urban Studies from Stanford University and an M.R.P. in City and Regional Planning from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. 

Ole Amundsen

Program Manager, Strategic Conservation 
(607) 277-0999

Ole Amundsen works on the front lines of our strategic conservation partnerships, providing the tools and perspective that government, community and land trust leaders need to achieve swift, successful conservation on a budget. Known for his leadership in the land trust community, Ole has worked in government, academics and private practice. He holds a B.A. in Government from Colby College and an M.C.P. in City Planning and Environmental Policy from the Massachusetts Institute  of Technology. 

Jazmin Varela 

Information Manager, Strategic Conservation 
(919) 951-0117

Jazmin Varela provides mapping and analysis support for our strategic conservation work. She specializes in sophisticated Geographic Information Systems (GIS) mapping to capture key geospatial features of land at different scales. She holds a Master of Environmental Management from Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment. 

Ted Weber

Science Manager, Strategic Conservation 
(410) 990-0175

Ted Weber provides analysis of landscape ecology, water quality, forest and wetland condition, wildlife habitat, ecosystem valuation, and other features for our strategic conservation work. Prior to joining The Conservation Fund in 2005, Ted worked for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, where he developed green infrastructure tools for the state. He holds a B.S. in Physics and an M.S. in Systems Ecology and Wetlands Ecology from the University of Florida.