Alex Miller-Cole  - 
Clayton Anderson  -  Clayton Anderson is a lifelong naturalist and a master birder. He currently works as an environmental educator, and serves on the boards of the Golden Gate Audubon Society and the Insect Sciences Museum of California. Clay is founder of the Facebook Black Naturalist Group and a tropical fish hobbyist!
Dianne Fristrom, Ph.D.  -  Dianne Fristrom, Ph.D. is a retired cell biologist from U.C.Berkeley. An amateur botanist, she has a keen interest in wildflower photography and digital graphics. She lives part of the year in Oakland and part in Southern Oregon.
Damon Tighe  -  Born in Klamath Falls Oregon and raised in Calaveras County of California, Damon Tighe attended Saint Mary?s college of Moraga California where he worked on local newspapers while earning a Biology/Chemistry degree. He taught High School in Portland, Oregon and moved back to the Bay Area to work on the Human Genome Project at the National Lab?s Joint Genome Institute. He spent a bit of time pursing a MFA in Natural History and Science Filmmaking in Montana, but returned to the Oakland to work on biofuels and single cell genomics. He currently manages an apartment complex in downtown Oakland, works for Bio-Rad laboratories designing curriculum and training educators from Colorado to the coast in biotechnology, and is well versed in local fungi, plants and slowly but surely critters of Lake Merritt.
Eddie Dunbar  -  Eddie heads ISMC'S Insects of the San Francisco Bay Area Program, an outreach and publication effort. He has headed several entomology programs, including CityBugs for the University of California, Berkeley and multiple projects in Oakland Schools. In 2012 Eddie finished a revision of "Lake Merritt and Greater Oakland Insects".
Gale Emigh  -  Gale Emigh is an insect photographer!
Juliene Johnson-Metsa  -  JJohnson-Metsa is an insect photographer!
Jim Ryugo  -  Jim Ryugo is a naturalist and graduate of the University of California, Davis. His contributions are mostly from the Gardens at Lake Merritt and Davis, CA. Jim retired as Park Maintenance Manager for Oakland Parks. Jim's vision for using Oakland Parks to conserve local biota has inspired many City of Oakland staff.
John Waite  -  John Waite is an insect photographer!
Pamela Spevak  -  Pamela Spevak is an insect photographer!
Tora Rocha  -  Victoria "Tora" Rocha is an ISMC Board Member. Tora helps ISMC to connect with opportunities to increase habitat for insect pollinators. She is also a Park Maintenance Supervisor for the City of Oakland and oversees the grounds of Lakeside Park, North America's first wildlife sanctuary.