Marcy Summers, Director
Marcy Summers is a 4th-generation native of the islands of the Puget Sound, Washington, USA. She has a bachelor’s in Comparative Religion from Harvard University and a master’s in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation from University of Maine.
Marcy has been the recipient of a number of awards for leadership and innovation, including the Switzer Foundation’s Fellowship for Environmental Leadership and the Maine Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence. For 13 years, Marcy worked as a scientist for The Nature Conservancy (TNC) in the United States, Indonesia, and Papua New Guinea. She left TNC in 2006 to co-found AlTo.
AlTo’s staff are a terrific group–all very smart, able, and dedicated as individuals, but perhaps more importantly, cohesive and mutually supportive as a team. Noval coordinates all our programs with a keen calmness, and is highly respected by his peers. Asnim “Anim,” with us since the beginning, is the knowledgeable and trusted overseer who can make anything happen. Also with us since the beginning, Agustian “Agus” keeps our field programs humming and our hearts light, getting along with everyone. Ipan looks after our physical facilities, and radiates a warm kindness in everything he does. Extremely smart and able, yet humble, Pandji cheerfully figures out–and carries out–any task assigned. Vivi, one of our newer staff members, brings great skills and a welcome female presence in the field. Sutrisno “Atu” runs our Awareness Campaign with great ideas, energy and passion. Cici, Sandhy, and Isal are our newest permanent staff members, moved up recently from our apprentice program. And finally, we call on Aspin when we need extra help.Left to Right, back: Sutrisno “Atu” Durant, Education and Outreach Specialist Pandji Kresno, Conservation Officer and Survey Manager Vivi Tan Oga, Conservation Officer Asnim Alyoihana Lanusi, Operations Manager Noval Suling, Conservation Programs Coordinator Agustian Laya, Field Programs Manager Left to right, front: Aspin Lameri, Conservation Officer (Alternate) Ipan Djano, Conservation Officer and Maintenance Manager New Conservation Officers, March 2013 (left to right): Adrianus “Sandhy” Bawotong, Moh. Nofrisal “Isal” Dungga, and Ulfa “Cici” Bukasa. Not pictured: Andi Faisal Alwi, Law Enforcement Outreach Specialist