MEET THE TEAM
Tim Bulone, Operations Director
Tim Bulone joined the Tejon Ranch Conservancy in February 2016 as Administrative Coordinator. Tim comes with years of administrative and fundraising experience, having worked most recently with the Catalina Island Conservancy in their Development and Communications Department. Prior to that he worked for the Davis Group, a public affairs and political fundraising firm, as an Administrative Associate.
Mitchell Coleman, Conservation Science Manager
As a Bakersfield native, Mitchell grew up with the lore and scenic backdrop of Tejon Ranch. He first became affiliated with the Conservancy in January 2015 as part of the Environmental Educational Partnership Impacting Colleges and Careers (EPIC), which provided funding to conduct his thesis research on the Ranch. He joined the Conservancy as its Staff Biologist in May 2018 after three years of work as an environmental consultant. Mitchell specializes in plant ecology and physiology. His master’s thesis focused on the ecophysiology of saltbush shrublands (Atriplex polycarpa) in the San Joaquin Desert, with emphases on factors affecting seedling recruitment and restoration strategies. He has a passion for applied strategies for the restoration of arid shrublands. In his current role, Mitchell manages the Conservancy’s science and stewardship programs, as well as serving as the organization's dedicated easement monitor for the 10 active conservation easements on the Ranch. He holds a B.S. in Environmental Biology from Westmont College and an M.S. in Biology from California State University, Bakersfield.
Paula Harvey, Education Program Coordinator
Paula Harvey became a docent for the Conservancy in October 2016 when she earned her California Naturalist certification. After retiring from a 30-year career as an educator, she joined the Conservancy staff in 2017 to develop its education program for high school and college students. Paula has a B.S. in Outdoor Recreation and an M.A. in Education/Curriculum & Instruction.
Reema Hammad, Public Access and Education Assistant
Reema joined the Conservancy in 2016 as a docent after completing California Naturalist certification. In 2018 she was hired as a Public Access and Education Assistant, leading hikes and tours on the Ranch. Being on the Tejon Ranch gave Reema the chance to expand her passion and career as a landscape/nature photographer, for which she recently finished her M.F.A. in Photography with a concentration on landscape documentary.
Susan Chaney, Administrative Coordinator
Susan’s passion for animals works as well at the Conservancy as it did when she was a magazine editor. Her editing skills help us bring our ENews to supporters each month. She’s also the one who works with the Ranch to get visitors onto the property each and every week.