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

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

Rebecca Johnson

Rebecca Johnson

Administrative and Human Resources Specialist

Rebecca’s responsibilities support FracTracker’s administrative, operational and human resource functions. She coordinates several employee and organizational accounts, budgets and reports pertaining to HR-related issues... 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

Erica Jackson, BA

Erica Jackson, BA

Community Outreach & Communications Specialist

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

Shannon Smith, BA

Shannon Smith, BA

Manager of Communications and Development

Shannon 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

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Spring 2019 Interns

Shradha Shrestha

Shradha Shrestha

Data and GIS Intern

Shradha Shrestha is a Spring 2019 Data and GIS Intern studying the air quality and land use impacts like sedimentation and soil erosion associated with hydraulic fracking in California and Colorado using geospatial modeling.

Shradha is pursuing an MS in Environmental Science at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). She’s working as a graduate research assistant in a project funded by NSF for sustainable food waste management. Before her graduate studies, she held a position of Knowledge Management, Monitoring, and Evaluation Officer for more than two years. Besides work, Shradha is an avid traveler and loves hiking and trekking, specifically in the hills of her homeland- Nepal.

Isabelle Weber

Isabelle Weber

Data and GIS Intern

This spring, Isabelle Weber will serve as a Data and GIS Intern with FracTracker out of the Pittsburgh office.

Isabelle is a student at the University of Pittsburgh majoring in Environmental Studies and French, as well as pursuing a certificate in GIS. She has been using GIS throughout her college career and is interested in pursuing a future career path using the system. She is an avid traveler who enjoys spending time outside and reading.

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