Janaé Reneaud Field
Janaé was raised in Carland Michigan. She earned her master’s degree in public administration with a concentration in land conservation from Eastern Michigan University. She earned a bachelor of science degree in Wildlife Biology from Michigan State University. Janaé was the executive director at the Guadalupe-Blanco River Trust, Seguin Texas until 2011 when she moved to El Paso, Texas. She served four years as the development and grants manager for the Washtenaw Land Trust in Ann Arbor, Michigan and has worked for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife at the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge and served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Bulgaria.
Outreach and Education Coordinator
Benny emigrated from the Netherlands in 1984. The following year, he moved from California to El Paso. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1986 and was finally assigned to Fort Bliss in 2009. After his military retirement, he decided to remain in El Paso and became active with the local chapter of Texas Master Naturalist in 2013. He has logged numerous volunteer hours with Texas Parks and Wildlife, National Park Service, wildlife rehabilitation centers, El Paso Water Utility, and other organizations. Currently, he is the chairman of the Chihuahuan Desert Education Coalition. Benny is an avid amateur wildlife photographer and his photos have been featured on local, state, and national social media sites, websites, and in publications.
Maryflor Garcia Gamboa
Education and Volunteer Coordinator
Maryflor was raised in the city of El Paso. She attended the University of Texas at El Paso and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science. During her time at UTEP she was a member of the Environmental Advocates, which began her volunteering journey. She was also an intern for the New Mexico State Climatologists Office in Las Cruces. After graduating she began volunteering for the El Paso State Parks, TecH2O Center, and the Animal services. In 2018 she had the opportunity to work as an Outdoor Environmental Educator for the YMCA Camp Orkila in Orcas, Washington. She is currently back in El Paso and excited to educate the community about the importance of conserving our beautiful Chihuahuan Desert.