Danielle was an entomologist by the time she was 5 years old, hunting bugs under rocks in South Dakota. She has has been working with honey bees and the parasites that plague them for 30 years.Her background includes training and research from bee labs in Minnesota, Canada and France; beekeeper education, work with commercial beekeepers and queen breeders, regulatory work as a State Apiarist in Utah and Hawaii, and wrangling bees for TV and film.
Danielle has worked closely with the Apiary Inspectors of America, Bee Informed Project and a bee breeding project with collaborators in Hawaii, Louisiana and Europe selecting and refining Varroa resistant bees.
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Director of Operations
Patty is the keeper of operational sanity at Project Apis m. Fiercely advocating for our
mission, and keeping us all accountable and on track towards goals year after year. In
addition to running PAm's operations, Patty facilitates the movement of all grants through Project Apis m.-ensuring that we remain a swift and accountable partner for our
sponsors and the researchers we fund.
Patty brings a unique and rich combination of experience in animal husbandry and nonprofit management. She has a B.S. in Biology from the University of Utah, and additional certificates in Management and Fundraising. She has field experience with birds, and is a keen naturalist and gardener.
Curiosity may have killed the cat, but it also opens a wide, wonderful, world of career experiences! Sara’s development experience ranges from hands on, boots-on-the-ground relationship building, to advisory, mentoring and training roles. Her favorite projects are the ones tinted with a hint uncertainty but spark enough curiosity to utter three little words, “Let’s try it!”
Her background in event management, theater production, nonprofit development and administration translates well at PAm. Sara is key in PAm’s growing capacity to champion honey bees. She’s curious about how she can support your interest in the healthy bees! Reach her at Sara@ProjectApism.org
Seed For Bees Manager
Stetcyn's extensive history working in orchard crops managing 250 acres of almonds and walnuts makes her a perfect fit to manage our Seeds For Bees program.
A California native, Stetcyn holds a master of science degree in agriculture education and is licensed both as a PCA and CCA. She is passionate about the environment and agriculture and views every day as a chance to learn something new and to share what she discovers with others.
Community Impact Manager
Grace is our champion for grad students and researchers. Her studies at the University of Maryland and subsequent Masters Degree studying honey bee toxicology and hive
dynamics, connect her to the unique challenges that researchers face in the field. Grace helps PAm-funded researchers share their findings with beekeepers and develop community resources.
Grace has supported several bee related projects including the APHIS National Honey Bee Survey and the Bee Informed Partnership. She has worked for companies studying honey bee nutrition and toxicology.
Brett believes that the gifts from bees reach far beyond their honey and pollination services; a hardworking bee colony can teach us valuable lessons in being human... Lessons of the power we can find in unity, the beauty of our community and connections, and our collective capacity to inspire meaningful changes in the world around us.
With a mixed background in production farming and nonprofit program coordination, Brett joins the team at Project Apis m. as our Climate Smart Program Manager. She earned a degree in Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems from UC Davis and is hopeful to share the benefits of cover crops with farmers to support soil stewardship, sustainable farm management and healthy bee populations for future generations.
Seeds for Bees
Tessa believes in the power of creativity. Utilizing her creativity she aims to tell powerful stories about the wonderful activities going on at Project Apis m. She has a unique background in product development crafting engaging stories through design. In her past she developed designs for lighting, furniture, and sleep products such as mattresses. She brings her visual design skills and creative problem solving skills to the position of Communications Manager.
Tessa has a Bachelors of Science in Industrial Design and brings her four years of marketing and design experience to Project Apis m. She is excited to be a champion for honeybee research and lead PAm in the marketing development for the Seeds for Bees program. Outside of the office you can find Tessa sewing, doodling and whipping up delicious meals (mostly tacos).