Fred Felleman, northwest consultant
Fred Felleman is a longtime maritime activist and whale biologist who is leading our work in the Pacific Northwest to reduce the significant air and water pollution and harm to marine mammals caused by the shipping industry in Puget Sound, the Salish Sea and the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary. He currently serves on the Puget Sound Harbor Safety Committee, the Puget Sound Partnership Oil Spill Advisory Committee and the Strait of Juan de Fuca Regional Network. Fred holds an M.S. from the University of Washington’s College of Ocean and Fisheries Sciences.
Ashley Schaeffer Yildiz, temporary senior campaigner
Ashley Schaeffer Yildiz is a Temporary Senior Campaigner for the Animal Agribusiness Finance Program working to end factory farm finance around the globe and secure policies at Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) that will lead to the exclusion of industrial livestock projects from their portfolios. In collaboration with international coalition partners and affected communities, she works to shift development finance away from industrial livestock production by holding Public Development Banks accountable to their pledged commitments to the Paris Climate agreement and Sustainable Development Goals.
Ashley is a lifelong advocate for the planet, animal rights and social justice with 17 years of experience working on corporate campaigns at organizations such as Amazon Watch, Greenpeace, Rainforest Action Network (RAN), Corporate Accountability International and One Meal a Day for the Planet (OMD). She has a proven track record of designing and implementing high impact campaigns in a global context and played a lead role in getting agribusiness giants PepsiCo and Cargill to adopt policies addressing the destruction of rainforests and the abuse of workers for Conflict Palm Oil. She has organized many non-violent direct actions and directed several different national grassroots organizing programs. When she’s not campaigning, she enjoys raising her three beautiful children and two kitties, swimming and yoga.