Our People

The people of Biomimicry 3.8 and the Biomimicry 3.8 Institute are, without a doubt, our most precious natural resources. Our multi-disciplinary team is comprised of professionals who are highly passionate about biomimicry and sustainable innovation, and it is their spirit, skill, focus, and dedication that fosters and maintains our innovative culture. The majority of our staff members work out of our headquarters in Missoula, Montana, but we have other staff, instructors, and associates in more than two dozen cities and several countries including Mexico, South Africa, Canada, and Turkey.


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Chris Allen Partner & Co-Founder

Dayna Baumeister Partner & Co-Founder

Janine Benyus Partner & Co-Founder


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Nicole Hagerman Miller Managing Director, Biomimicry 3.8

Kirsten Gerbatsch Executive Assistant

Mark Dorfman Green Chemist & Research Analyst

Jamie Dwyer Biologist & Design Strategist

Melissa Fryday Staff Accountant

Jessica Jones Graphic Designer

Robyn Klein MSc, Biologist & Research Analyst

Erin Leitch Director of Certification & Design Strategist

Glenna Tawney Corporate Accounts Administrator

Jenna Cederberg Communications & Marketing Specialist

Pedro Marques Client Services Specialist

Austin Watling Systems Administrator & Technology Specialist