Chris Considine – President
Chris Considine joined the YBP in 2018. He moved from Australia in 2010 and has lived in St. Louis since 2017. Chris is currently employed at Cortex Innovation Community as the Director of Operations, where he focuses much of his time on sustainability initiatives. Chris has a passion for environmental justice and minimizing the human impact on our planet. In his personal life, he is proud to have adopted a minimalist lifestyle. He no longer owns a car, has eliminated single use plastics from his life, has minimized his electricity usage, and has become vegan. Chris enjoys spending time outdoors, hiking, biking, and doing yoga. He feels very privileged to serve as YPB President and loves supporting such a great organization with passionate like-minded people.
Asha Norman – Vice President
Asha Norman joined the YPB November 2019. As a new resident of Saint Louis, she’s excited to contribute to solving environmental issues in any way she can. She previously worked as a Real Change Fellow with RESULTS Poverty Organization and has been an active member of the Sierra Club for 9 years.
Andrew Bouquet – Membership and Development Committee
Andrew Bouquet joined the YPB in July of 2019. As an attorney and financial advisor with Moneta Group, Andrew brings expertise in estate planning and planned giving to GRELC and can help donors make charitable gifts in the most tax-efficient manner possible. Andrew is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys hunting, fishing, hiking, camping, and kayaking in Missouri’s woods and streams. Andrew believes that protecting and conserving our natural resources is important so future generations will be able to enjoy the same opportunities to enjoy nature.
Dan McFarlane – Events and Fundraising Committee
Dan McFarlane joined the YPB as a founding member in 2016. Dan graduated from Saint Louis University with a BS in Environmental Science in 2012 and currently works as a Staff Scientist with an environmental consulting firm in Maplewood. He has always been drawn to environmental and sustainable causes and firmly believes in the role GRELC plays in taking on cases against entities many will not touch. He enjoys developing the YPB with like-minded people and is proud of the impact the Board has made in just a few years.
Tyler Thompson – Community Outreach, Media, and Marketing Committee
Tyler A. Thompson joined the YPB in October 2019. He graduated from the University of Evansville with a BS in Environmental Science and from the Saint Louis University School of Law with a JD. He currently practices law at M. Karl Hawkins, LLC in the areas of probate, estate-planning, and bankruptcy, and is a partner and writer at Sad Fishe Games, LLC. As an avid environmentalist and former Great Rivers summer associate, he believes strongly in the mission of achieving sustainability and environmental justice, especially in under-served regions.
Dhruv Mitroo – Community Outreach, Media, and Marketing Committee
Dhruv Mitroo enthusiastically joined the YPB in March of 2019. His passions for sustainability led him to volunteer for the wonderful GRELC, where he is currently working on expanding the visibility of the firm. In his view, working as an atmospheric / aerosol scientist for over a decade has led him to believe that there is considerable misconception on sustainability issues, and he hopes that by working with GRELC, he can help raise awareness to the public (and bring expertise in related cases) of the science behind pollution.
Alex Miller – Community Outreach, Media, and Marketing Committee
Alex Miller is one of the Young Professionals Board’s newest members. Alex moved to the St. Louis area in the fall of 2019, after living in Indianapolis for nearly five years. As lovers of the outdoors, Alex and his wife enjoy spending their free time walking, hiking, running, and biking in Missouri’s public parks and conservation areas. Alex is thrilled to serve on the Young Professionals Board and help promote Great Rivers’ mission of enhancing environmental preservation and stewardship in the region.