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

Sarah Carballo, BA

Sarah Carballo, BA

Communications Specialist

Sarah translates FracTracker’s extensive body of work into compelling digital content to communicate the risks of oil, gas, and petrochemical development. 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

Erica Jackson, BA

Erica Jackson, BA

Manager of Community Outreach and Support

Erica supports FracTracker’s communication and outreach activities. Through FracTracker’s website, social media platforms, and outreach programs, Erica engages the public in issues surrounding oil and gas... 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

Erika Ninos, MS

Erika Ninos, MS

Program Manager

Erika oversees FracTracker’s strategic, programmatic, operational, and fundraising activities. Learn more

Shannon Smith, BA

Shannon Smith, BA

Executive Director

Shannon lead‘s FracTracker’s strategic growth and development and translates FracTracker’s extensive work and research into content that speaks to various audiences such as partner organizations, communities concerned with fracking, policy makers, researchers, and financial supporters. Learn more

FracTracker Interns Listed Alphabetically

Ana Abel

Ana Abel

Environmental Health Fellow

Ana is a graduate student at George Mason University, working on her Master of Public Health. She has experience with GIS, data visualization, and researching social issues. Learn more

Ashley Kosak

Ashley Kosak

Research and Program Fellow

Ashley Kosak is a mechanical engineer based in San Francisco, CA. She has a long record of advocating on behalf of the communities she is a part of, and has spent several years working towards a science-based climate solution. Learn more

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