“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.
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
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 Communications Manager.
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.
Amber is a Senior at Texas State University and will be graduating this winter with a Bachelors Degree of Science in Recreation Administration. Prior to going back to college, Amber was no stranger to the outdoors both for personal enjoyment and professionally. She held many titles in the field of outdoor recreation: trip leader on multi-day white water rafting trips in Utah, outdoor instructor for R.E.I., program developer for local non-profit river school, kayak fitness instructor, science program coordinator for Austin Science and Nature Center, and many others.
This experience built the foundation for her current environmental beliefs and standards which closely align with those of Save Barton Creek Association. With this internship, it is her goal to utilize her varied skill set to help SBCA grow and also to acquire the skills and knowledge to some day hold the position of Executive Director for her own non-profit environmental education organization!
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