Regina Wilkins Bio

Regina Wilkins Development and Communications Director regina@scienceforourcoast.org A Memphis native, Regina Wilkins has been a resident of New Orleans since 2003, living in Treme since then. She holds a bachelor of arts from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and a Master of Fine Arts from Western Michigan University. Before joining Pontchartrain Conservancy, Regina worked…

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Ridgely Myers Bio

Ridgely Myers Director of Operations ridgely@scienceforourcoast.org Ridgely Myers received her Bachelor’s of Science and Master’s of Science degrees from Tulane University in Environmental Engineering in 1999 and 2002, respectively. She is the Director of Operations at Pontchartrain Conservancy. In this role, Ridgely manages two locations: its business office in Metairie and its lakefront public education…

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Phillip Hutchins Bio

Phillip Hutchins Staff Accountant I phillip@scienceforourcoast.org Phillip was born in Jackson, TN. He received both a B.A. in Philosophy and a B.S. Finance & Accounting. His hobbies/obsessions are music and guitar.

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Theresa Nguyen Bio

Theresa Nguyen Staff Accountant II theresa@scienceforourcoast.org Theresa Nguyen was born and raised in New Orleans.  She graduated UNO with a B.S. in accounting in 2020.  She started as an accounting intern at PC.  She then became a full-time staff accountant in 2021.  During her free time, she likes to draw and paint.

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Chris Barnett Bio

Chris Barnett Outreach Coordinator-Americorps chrisb@scienceforourcoast.org Chris Barnett was born and raised in Southeast Louisiana. He graduated from LSU with a degree in Political Communications. After his Americorps term, Chris plans to continue his career in Louisiana hopefully still involved in Louisiana environmental issues. In his free time, he enjoys cooking, fishing, and hunting in and…

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Domenica Antonucci Bio

Domenica Antonucci Administrative Office Coordinator domenica@scienceforourcoast.org Domenica Antonucci grew up in Savannah, GA, and she graduated from MSU Denver with a Bachelor’s Degree in Art History, Theory and Criticism. She lives in Midcity New Orleans with her family and Boston Terrier.

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Michael Hopkins Bio

Michael Hopkins, Ph.D. Coast and Community Program Director michael@sceinceforourcoast.org Dr. Michael Hopkins is the Coastal Program Director at the Pontchartrain Conservancy (PC). He is originally from Biloxi, MS and has lived in New Orleans since 2010. He holds a Bachelor of Science in geology from the University of Southern Mississippi and a Ph.D. in earth…

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Kristi Trail Bio

Kristi Trail Executive Director kristi@scienceforourcoast.org Ms. Trail is the Executive Director of the Pontchartrain Conservancy, and has been since 2016.  She earned her BS and MS in Civil & Environmental Engineering at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge. Kristi is responsible for all aspects of governance and day-to-day operations for PC. Prior to joining PC, Ms.…

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Brittney Rixner was born and raised in New Orleans. She is a graduate of Wade College in Dallas, and she joins us as our new Americorps Education Assistant. In her free time she enjoys gardening with her daughter, eating seafood tacos, and visiting museums. She also loves road trips, watching Hallmark movies, and learning random…

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