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. 

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Lyda Creus Molanphy – Chief Strategy and Operations 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.

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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.

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Development & Operations

Kristi Shepperson Senior Executive Administrator

Devon Spencer – Associate Director of Development

Jennifer Berrong – Grants Manager

Jess Gadis – Data Coordinator

Jasmine White – Development Coordinator

Land & Trails

Bill Barker, FAICP – Regional Transportation Planning Director

Scott Parker  Land Transactions Director

Courtney Lyons-Garcia  Parks & Trails Specialist

David Bemporad  Trails & Transportation Planner

Kenny Skrobanek  Trails & Transportation Planner