Meet the Staff

FracTracker Alliance has some amazing staff, affiliates, and interns. Get to know them! Jump to:  Staff  |  Interns

FracTracker Staff Listed Alphabetically

Ted Auch, PhD

Ted Auch, PhD

Great Lakes Program Coordinator

Ted’s primary responsibilities include mapping and bringing to light data gaps associated with the waste, water, and land-use footprint of the unconventional oil and gas build-out across the Midwest/Great Lakes region of North America. Ted’s primary interests include frac sand mining, watershed security... Learn more

Karen Edelstein, MPS

Karen Edelstein, MPS

Eastern Program Coordinator

Karen Edelstein’s work with FracTracker involves mapping oil and gas infrastructure and associated community responses, transitions to clean energy, and demographics of impacted communities. Primarily she works on oil and gas development issues along the East Coast. Learn more

Kyle Ferrar, MPH

Kyle Ferrar, MPH

Western Program Coordinator

Kyle manages work in the west coast region, where most of the current projects focus on extraction activities in California and Colorado. He is constantly managing relationships and collaborating with allies, including community groups, other researchers, and both local and national advocacy groups. Learn more

Kirk Jalbert, PhD, MFA

Kirk Jalbert, PhD, MFA

Manager of Community-Based Research & Engagement

At FracTracker, Kirk directs a number of efforts across the U.S. empowering people to document and communicate issues related to oil and gas development. Using ethnographic and participatory research methods, these projects... Learn more

Matt Kelso, BA

Matt Kelso, BA

Manager of Data & Technology

Matt Kelso has been with the FracTracker Alliance since 2010. Matt maintains numerous oil and gas related maps and performs data analysis for the FracTracker site. He also works extensively with other nonprofit organizations in order to help them with... Learn more

Gwen Lehman, AHS

Gwen Lehman, AHS

Manager of Operations

Gwen’s main responsibilities at FracTracker are working with all staff at an administrative level, assisting with HR related issues, and support in a variety of ways. Her job varies each day from monitoring budgets, helping with event planning... Learn more

Brook Lenker, MA

Brook Lenker, MA

Executive Director

David “Brook” Lenker is the Executive Director of the FracTracker Alliance and based in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania. He oversees the strategic programmatic, operational, and fundraising activities of FracTracker and works with the board... Learn more

Sam Rubright, DrPH

Sam Rubright, DrPH

Manager of Communications & Partnerships

Samantha (Malone) Rubright has worked with FracTracker since its inception in 2010. With FracTracker, Sam conducts and translates environmental health research for the website; nurtures... Learn more

Rebecca Vollmer, PhD

Rebecca Vollmer, PhD

Development Consultant

Rebecca is a fundraising and business development consultant with non-profit, corporate and academic clients across the northeastern United States, California, and in select major Asian cities. She has served as... Learn more

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Fall 2017 Interns

Adeel Johri

Adeel Johri

Communications Intern

Adeel is in his last semester at the University of Maryland, after which he will have earned a BS in Public Health. Once he is done with school, Adeel would like to pursue an Master of Public Health degree, as well as an MBA. Currently, he is also a manager at Walmart and a full time student. In Adeel’s free time he loves to read books, if he has a few hours free during the week. Additionally, he likes to take that time to go for a hike around where he lives.

Brandon Sekoski

Brandon Sekoski

Data & GIS Intern

Brandon is a fourth-year student studying Geography and Geographic Information Systems at Pennsylvania State University. He plans to further his education on the subject after his graduation in 2018. He has worked with a wide variety of GIS tools to work on real world projects in the past. One of his interests is Marcellus Shale fracking in the state of Pennsylvania, so he is excited to work with FracTracker Alliance this Fall. Brandon is a Pittsburgh native with a love for the city. In his free time, he enjoys being outdoors, nature photography, and writing music.

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