Paul Selberg, Executive Director
Paul Selberg has an extensive work history in Nevada, working on campaigns up and down the ballot. Prior to joining the Nevada Conservation League, Paul served as the Nevada State Director for Mayor Pete Buttiegieg’s presidential campaign. Prior to that, he served as the Executive Director of the Nevada Assembly Democratic Caucus where he oversaw the election of one of the most diverse state legislatures in the nation, along with helping elect the first female majority state legislatures in the country’s history. In his role with the Assembly Caucus, he not only executed successful campaign strategies, he was also closely involved in the legislative process, helping bridge the gap between policy and politics with caucus members and working with the Speaker of the Assembly to formulate and execute the Assembly’s legislative agenda.
Christi Cabrera-Georgeson, Deputy Director
Christi Cabrera-Georgeson is a native of Reno, Nevada and the daughter of a Cuban immigrant. She earned dual degrees in Environmental Science and Political Science with a minor in Renewable Energy from the University of Nevada, which fueled her passion for environmental issues and policy. Christi’s interest in civic engagement started at age 12, when she first began volunteering on political campaigns.
Prior to working at the Nevada Conservation League, Christi worked in the City of Reno’s Sustainability and Climate Department and helped put together the City’s first Sustainability Report. She has also worked at several local law firms.
Christi started off her career at the Nevada Conservation League in 2018 as the Regional Lead in Northern Nevada for the organization’s ballot measure campaign for Question 5 (Automatic Voter Registration) and Question 6 (Renewable Portfolio Standard). In 2019, she became NCL’s Policy and Advocacy Director, where she worked to advance practical and political solutions to address the climate crisis and other environmental issues. Now, Christi is proud to serve as the Co-Deputy Director for the Nevada Conservation League.
Kristee Watson, Deputy Director
Kristee Watson has lived in southern Nevada for over 30 years and brings a plethora of professional experience to Nevada Conservation League. Kristee has a background in finance, small business management, non-profit programming, and federal grant processes. Most recently, she worked in the District Office of Congresswoman Susie Lee establishing their office’s grants program.
As Co-Deputy Director at Nevada Conservation League, Kristee recognizes that environmental policy protects underserved communities, improves overall health, and supports a thriving economy. Since Nevada is home to two of the fastest warming cities in the country, it’s imperative that we educate, organize, and pass meaningful legislation to combat the climate crisis.
Kristee loves hiking and the outdoors, so she appreciates the year-round recreational activities Clark County has to offer her and her family. Additionally, Kristee is a member of Moms Demand Action and a board member for Emerge Nevada.
Angelyn Tabalba, Communications Director
Angelyn was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii and later moved to Las Vegas to obtain a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Media Studies and Criminal Justice at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. As a child of immigrant parents from the Philippines, Angelyn experienced first-hand the inequities of opportunities for immigrants and communities of color, which ultimately fueled her passion for advocacy work. She carried this passion throughout college, holding positions in student government and continues to serve as a valuable member of the Las Vegas Asian American and Pacific Islander community.
Today, Angelyn serves as the Communications Director for the Nevada Conservation League, creating and managing dynamic communications strategies in an effort to build a stronger and more inclusive environmental movement.
Most recently, Angelyn held the position of External Relations Manager with Opportunity 180, a Nevada-based non-profit organization working to ensure every K-12 student can access a great school regardless of background or zip code. Prior to this, Angelyn served as the Assistant Press Secretary for U.S. Congressman Steven Horsford of Nevada’s Fourth Congressional District. Angelyn proudly used her skills in public outreach to coordinate a successful communications strategy and connected Nevadans to federal resources and relevant information. She also held a role as community liaison and caseworker for a wide range of issue-areas including K-12 Education, AAPIs, Nutrition, Technology and Broadband, and Arts and Humanities.
Andrew Sierra, Political and Organizing Director
As the proud son of two hard-working immigrant parents, Andrew has grown to learn about the value of hard work, honesty, and humility. His family came from a long line of rural farmers and ranchers that held a special connection with the land they were on. From a young age, they taught him about the importance of sustainable practices, especially as they often faced financial hardships. His roots fuel his passion for conservation and as Nevada Conservation League’s Political and Organizing Director, he is dedicated to uplifting marginalized communities to ensure their stories are heard.
In the past few years, Andrew has used his time organizing his community, helping elect local & state-wide candidates, working at non-profit organizations, representing Nevadans on boards, building coalitions, and much more! The political world is his second home.
He might not be battle-born, but he’s certainty battle-tested. He has deep community ties and is dedicated to giving back to those that gave him endless opportunities. While managing advocacy & electoral work, he also juggled a full-time school schedule. As a first-generation American and first-generation student, he is proud to say he holds an associate’s in Political Science and a Bachelors in Project Management from the College of Southern Nevada.
Yazmyn Pelaez, Digital Media Manager & Communications Associate
Yazmyn grew up in Las Vegas, and has grown close to Nevada’s outdoor wonders and the resilient community of organizers, educators, and story-tellers. She was proudly raised by a Chihuahuan and Poblano family who value conservation and the beautiful outdoors. Her appreciation for her Mexican culture, community, and the environment motivates her to center environmental justice in all of the work she does.
Yazmyn received her Associates Degree in May 2021 and is currently working towards her B.S. in Project Management. Previous to working with NCL, she spent 5 years working on issue-based campaigns with non-profits in the state of Nevada. Most recently, she worked with Chispa Nevada on the successful Clean Buses for Healthy Niños Campaign and the passing of Assembly Bill 349, which will work to reduce transportation pollution across Nevada. Prior to that, she was a Program Coordinator with Get Outdoors Nevada, and an organizer with Advocates for Youth.
In an effort to build a healthier Nevada, Yazmyn has worked closely with environmental leaders, managing digital campaigns, and building partnerships. She is a proud member of the Latino Youth Leadership Foundation and the Las Vegas Climate Reality Chapter. These experiences have equipped her with the necessary skills to coordinate successful communication strategies in the climate movement.
Hector Arreola, Community Organizer
Hector Arreola is a native-born Nevadan and the son of Mexican immigrants from Ameca, Jaliso. Most of his childhood summers were spent in Mexico with his grandparents, where they taught him the importance of sustainable agriculture. Those same values carried on when he returned to Nevada and witnessed declining water levels at Lake Mead.
His past experience consisted of interning for Bernie Sanders’ 2020 Presidential campaign and working with the U.S. Census Bureau in conducting the 2020 count, all while being a full time student at UNLV. Most recently he was an organizer with Nevada Democratic Victory, the coordinated campaign to get democrats reelected in Nevada.
As the community organizer for NCL, he’s most excited about teaching Nevadans about the benefits of conservation. In his free time you can find him wandering out in the desert. But no need to worry! He’s not lost, he’s hiking.
Trystin St. Denis, Community Organizer
Trystin St. Denis was born in San Jose, California, and lived there for most of her life. She moved to Reno, Nevada to attend the University of Nevada – Reno, and fell in love with all that Nevada offers. Being outdoors and embracing nature was one way she could connect with Nevada after moving, and could not be more excited to work to protect that environment with the NCL.
After graduating from UNR in December of 2021, Trystin began her work as a community organizer for the Nevada Coalition Against the Death Penalty. She works in multiple sectors of Nevada policy and is proud to be an organizer for both organizations. To continue investing in her career and the betterment of her community, she has begun working towards a Master of Science in Humanitarian Action through the University of London.
Advocating for her community in Nevada has become incredibly important to Trystin. After moving to Nevada and seeing the climate injustices faced by her community, she is proud to work towards healing those inequities. As the new Community Organizer for NCL, she is most excited about working with Nevadans on the issues that mean the most to them. Trystin uses what she’s learned in previous experiences to contribute to successful organizing strategies for our environment and communities.
Brigitte Yanez Trobaugh, Administrative Assistant
Brigitte loves calling Nevada home! She was only two when her father moved their family out of Costa Rica to settle in Las Vegas where he had once been stationed during his career in the U.S. Air Force. Brigitte prides herself in being a true Las Vegan, but also attributes a lot of her identity to her Costa Rican roots. The raw nature of her birthplace has led her to understand the importance of conservation and protecting the environment to maintain healthy ecosystems and a healthy planet.
Brigitte has an extensive past in administrative and accounting work. Most recently she worked at a law firm, starting as an office manager before being promoted to their corporate office in San Diego to work in the accounting department.
As a nature lover and an avid hiker Brigitte spends a lot of her free time outdoors, which made her realize the corporate world was not for her, and she wanted to dedicate her time to working somewhere that made a positive impact on the environment. She moved back home to Las Vegas where she eventually found a job with Nevada Conservation League as the Administrative Assistant. At NCL Brigitte is able to combine her administrative background with her passion for conservation, and is excited to be doing the work in the state she loves.
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