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Staff & Board

Michele James

Executive Director
Michele has spent two decades living in Flagstaff and advocating for N. Arizona ecosystems. Most recently, she was on the NAU faculty, teaching interdisciplinary courses related to climate change, art as an advocacy tool, and civic engagement.

Kati Pantsosnik

Program Coordinator/Office Manager

Kati has lived in Flagstaff for nearly 20 years and is dedicated to conservation efforts locally and abroad. She currently supports multiple local nonprofit organizations through bookkeeping and guidance.


Susie Garretson

Susie has been active in the community serving on various boards and committees in Flagstaff. She rejoined the F-cubed board in 2019.


Marcus Ford

Vice President
Marcus has lived and worked in Flagstaff for nearly thirty years and is committed to making Flagstaff a great place to live and raise a family. He came to Flagstaff in 1990 to teach at NAU and has never really left. 

Mary Poore

Mary has been a longtime supporter of Friend of Flagstaff’s Future, and as a new board member, she is honored to be part of this organization.


Eric Nolan

Eric recently completed a doctoral degree in the Curriculum & Instruction program at NAU’s College of Education. His doctoral work explores teaching and learning methods of STEM education.

Rachel Ellis

 Rachel recently completed her Masters degree in Sustainable Communities at NAU. She currently works on justice-oriented watershed management in the region.

Sandra Lubarsky

Sandra founded one of the first graduate programs in sustainability, the M.A. in Sustainable Communities, at Northern Arizona University and chaired the Department of Sustainable Development at Appalachian State University.

Marilyn Weissman

Marilyn moved to Flagstaff in 1992 with the desire to live full time where she would normally, as a big city dweller, take a vacation. She recently retired from her small land surveying business, which she had here in Flagstaff for 16 years.

Ron Borkan

Ron first lived in Flagstaff in 1990 when working for SWCA, Inc. Environmental Consultants. After 11 years in Flagstaff, Ron moved to several other locations and then returned to Flagstaff in 2016 after retiring from SWCA. Ron now serves on the board of many different Flagstaff organizations.

Our Advisory Board

Becky Daggett

Nat White

Jim Babbitt

Ethan Aumack

Bill Towler


Friends of Flagstaff’s Future does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, the appointment to and termination from its Board of Directors, hiring and firing of staff or contractors, selection of volunteers and vendors, and providing of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, Board, members, volunteers, subcontractors, and vendors.