Garry Merritt – Chief Executive Officer
Garry brings to Great Springs Project a unique combination of business development savvy, real estate law expertise, government service, and longstanding commitment to conservation of Texas’ natural resources. A former Real County Judge, Real County Attorney, and corporate counsel, Garry’s legal expertise includes real estate transactions, real estate finance, water rights, business development, and contract negotiations.
Emma Lindrose-Siegel – Chief Development Officer
An experienced fundraiser with a demonstrated history of working in non-profit development and managing successful capital campaigns, Emma has raised over $34 million for Texas organizations and brings a proven track record of success and first-hand conservation experience with one of Texas’ four great springs, Barton Springs.
Kristi Shepperson – Director of Operations
Kristi brings 30 years of legal and executive management support to her role at GSP. Before joining GSP, she was Operations Manager and lead Paralegal for the Legal Services Department at the Texas Association of Counties for 15 years.
Lyda Creus Molanphy – Strategic Engagement Officer
With over 30 years of expertise in strategic public affairs and nonprofit operations, Lyda is pivotal in driving forward and executing the mission of Great Springs Project. Her knowledge base spans across the legislative, regulatory, environmental nonprofit, and communications realms.