Staff Bios

Bruce Morrison

Bruce A. Morrison, President and Attorney
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Bruce has served at Great Rivers since its founding: as General Counsel for many years and as President today. Cases in Bruce’s docket have included protecting parks and wilderness areas, improving air quality and public health, and protecting and preserving our Region’s rivers, wetlands and floodplains. Bruce graduated from Purdue University in 1981 and Washington University School of Law in 1988. He enjoys the outside and commutes to the office on his mountain bike throughout the year (as long as the temperature is no colder than 10 degrees). In the summer, you will find him swimming laps in the local municipal pool. He still occasionally camps and kayaks, although his body now protests more than it used to.

Great Rivers Environmental Law Center Climate and Energy Program Director Henry Robinson

Henry B. Robertson, Climate and Energy Program Director
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Henry concentrates on energy and climate change, working to get Missouri’s utilities to do more with renewable energy and customer energy efficiency programs. He wrote the statewide Renewable Energy Standard which passed by 66% of the voters in 2008. He has also written successful petitions to protect parks in St. Louis City and Olivette. He is an avid bicyclist and community gardener, and prides himself on his small carbon footprint.

Bob Menees, Staff Attorney
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Bob is passionate about stopping bottomland forest loss and promoting its restoration. In 2009 he graduated with honors from Southern Illinois University School of Law. In 2010, he received a Masters of Law (LLM) in Environmental and Natural Resources Law with honors from Lewis and Clark College Northwestern School of Law in Portland, Oregon. Before joining Great Rivers, he served as Assistant Attorney General in the Missouri Attorney General’s Agriculture and Environment Division. Today he resides in the Shaw neighborhood of Saint Louis with his wife Susanna and their two daughters, Sage and Alice. When he’s not working to save the planet, Bob enjoys foraging, hiking, and exploring Missouri’s diverse forests and waterways with his family.

Sarah Rubenstein, Staff Attorney
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Sarah joined Great Rivers as a staff attorney after gathering more than 20 years of successful litigation practice both in private practice and as a staff attorney for the Interdisciplinary Environmental Clinic at Washington University School of Law. Sarah pursued her law degree out of her concern for and interest in protecting the environment, and is excited to be able to return to her original mission. Sarah graduated magna cum laude from Amherst College in 1992 and the University of Chicago Law School in 1997. When she is not fighting to preserve our natural world, Sarah can be found playing with her dogs, riding horses, tending her vegetable garden, or traveling the globe.

Linden L. Mueller, Director of Development and Community Outreach
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Linden is a St. Louis native with a heart for children, music and nature. She is at her happiest when spending time in our beautiful outdoors and when working to preserve those spaces. She holds a BA in Philosophy from Lindenwood University, her paralegal certification, and is currently writing her MBA thesis on the efficacy of tailoring pro-environmental messages to personality types in order to receive her degree from Southeast Missouri University. She is an avid world traveler who enjoys getting her hands in the dirt, tinkering a bit on the piano, and settling in for the night with a good book and a glass of Malbec.

Great Rivers Environmental Law Center Office Manager Dianne Klein

 Dianne Klein, Office Manager
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Dianne is a conservation advocate with an accounting background. After spending 44 years living and working across the country, she returned home in 2013 to University City and joined the Great Rivers team as our incredible Office Manager. When she’s not spending time with her two sons, daughters-in-law, and five grandchildren, she likes to sew and make handmade furniture. Her favorite part of Missouri’s outdoors is the Ozarks, where she likes to camp and avoid mosquitoes.

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