Meet the Board & Staff


Back row  from left to right: Eduardo Arguello, Harry Browne, Michael Berman, Allyson Siwik, Doyne Wrealli

Front row, left to right: David Rose, Sally Smith, M.H. Dutch Salmon



Sally Smith – President

Harry Browne – Secretary/Treasurer

Michael Berman –
“GRIP Board Member Berman Awarded Guggenheim.” Read More
Michael Berman’s Book Gila: Radical Visions/The Enduring Silence Available For Sale Read More

David Rose

M.H. “Dutch” Salmon

Eduardo Arguello








Allyson Siwik, Executive Director

In addition to GRIP executive director, Allyson Siwik also heads up our Healthy Rivers Program, serving as the director of the Gila Conservation Coalition. She holds a master’s degree in environmental management from Duke University School of the Environment and worked 12 years for the U.S. EPA in North Carolina and Texas.

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sally smith

Sally Smith, Board President

Sally Smith is our President and former director of our Responsible Mining Program. She has devoted her adult life to building community with those whom she lives with and protecting watersheds she lives within.

When not working on behalf of the environment, she enjoys gardening, dancing, writing, travelling, and spending time with her grandchildren. She lives in the Mimbres Valley.

email: sallysmithisnow at


Doyne Photo







Doyne Wrealli, Program Associate

Doyne brings more than 25 years of experience in soil and groundwater characterization and remediation and open-pit mining issues from the private sector.  She is a native of the southwest and has called Silver City home for 20 years.

email: earthendoyne at










Madeline Alfero, Silver City Watershed Keepers Coordinator

Born and raised in Silver City, Maddy coordinates GRIP’s citizen-science watershed stewardship program, the Silver City Watershed Keepers.  She works with the Aldo Leopold Charter School Eco-Monitors on quarterly water quality monitoring of San Vicente Creek, works with the Silver Opportunity High School on development and implementation of an illegal dumping campaign, and engages youth and adults in a variety of projects to build a community water stewardship ethic.

email: gilabewild at


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