“At SBCA, I am constantly reminded of our essential connection to nature and have the opportunity to contribute to protecting the incredible world we live in."
Angela Richter, SBCA Executive Director
Angela holds a MS in Community and Regional Planning from the University of Texas at Austin and a BA in Environmental Studies from Villanova University. She previously worked as Outreach Coordinator for Clean Water Action as well as held a variety of planning related jobs. Angela brings passion and knowledge about our aquatic-urban ecosystems to her role at SBCA.
Growing up on the Texas coast helped Sarah foster a deep appreciation for wildlife, waterways, and ecosystems. Her path led her to study biology earning an undergraduate degree from Texas A&M Corpus Christi and later a Masters from Texas State University. Sarah has always exuded a passion for educating and inspiring others to help protect and restore the natural world. In 2018, Sarah began shifting her professional focus to projects that allowed her to apply her skills at the intersection of biology, science, technology, and land stewardship.
Wastewater Campaign Organizer
Brian is the former Clean Water Advocate at Environment Texas, where he focused on promoting green infrastructure features like rain gardens and rain harvesting to stop runoff pollution.
He also helped write a GI resolution enacted by the Austin City Council and a GI bill passed by the Texas Legislature. Additionally, he authored a report on municipal stormwater policies in Texas and co-authored a report on bacteria pollution in the state’s waterways.
Anne Marie Cleary Rauker
Branding and Social Media Marketing Specialist
Anne Marie joined the Save Barton Creek Association as a Science Policy and Communications Intern of June 2019 and presently works with SBCA as a Branding and Social Media Marketing Specialist.
Additionally, she is a student of University of Indiana- Bloomington pursuing a Dual Masters of Public Affairs and Environmental Science. She is passionate about community engagement and creating sustainable policy strategies that protect our natural resources. An avid advocate, Anne Marie aims to shape national and state environmental policy while coordinating communication plans that inform and inspire the public.
Environmental Policy Intern
Nathan is a Junior at the University of Texas at Austin, double majoring in Geographic Information Systems and Urban Studies. He has a passion for hydrology and climate awareness, and is interested in environmental law.
While interning here at SBCA, Nathan looks forward to gaining a deeper understanding of environmental policy, education, and outreach. Post-graduation, he aspires to work in the field of urban planning and environmental conservation, with plans to one day pursue a career in either environmental law or education.
"It is not ignorance but knowledge which is the mother of wonder."
Joseph Wood Krutch (1971), in The Voice of the Desert, a Naturalist's Interpretation