CONSERVATIVES FOR RESPONSIBLE STEWARDSHIP
Board of Directors & Staff Leadership
Gregory DL Morris, New York (Chair)
Gregory is a long time member of CRS and its affiliated organizations. Professionally he is an independent business journalist with 30 years’ experience reporting on traditional and renewable energy, industry, transportation, investment, and environmental issues. He brings a great deal of technical insight and expertise on a wide variety of energy and environment-related matters. Gregory also serves on the editorial board of the Museum of American Finance, a Smithsonian affiliate, and is a member of the Overseas Press Club. He holds a B.S. degree in journalism from Cornell University.
Martha Marks, New Mexico (Vice Chair)
Martha co-founded CRS and its affiliated organizations in the 1990s. Around the same time, she also helped form the Lake County Conservation Alliance. She was president of the national group REP America (REP) from 1996 through 2008. While living in Lake County, Illinois, she served for 10 years as an elected Republican commissioner on both the County Board and the Forest Preserve District Board, where she championed the preservation and restoration of wildlife habitat and open space. Martha earned her Ph.D. in Spanish literature and linguistics from Northwestern University and subsequently taught at Northwestern and at Kalamazoo College.
Dr. Mark R. Royce, Virginia (Treasurer)
Dr. Mark R. Royce is Assistant Professor of Political Science at NVCC-Annandale. A former staffer for the McCain-Palin campaign and founder of the Alexander Hamilton Society, he has written for The European Legacy, International and Comparative Law Quarterly, Providence: A Journal of Christianity and American Foreign Policy, and has lectured in America and Britain. Mark also holds an M.A. in International Relations from American University and a B.A. in European Studies from Vanderbilt. His conservation interests include new urbanism, humane production, and public gardening.
Steve Bonowski, Colorado (Secretary)
Steve, a long time member of CRS and its affiliated organizations, is retired from a career in state government. He is an active leader in our Colorado Chapter and has occupied similar positions with the Colorado Mountain Club. He serves on the board of the Colorado Mountain Club Foundation. Steve is an experienced mountain climber who has summited many of the world’s highest mountains and is passionate about public land protection. He has extensive nonprofit and political experience. He holds a B.S. in Political Science from St. Joseph’s College (IN), and an M.A. in Political Science from Butler University.
Robin Tyner, New Hampshire (At-Large)
A member of CRS and affiliated organizations since 1996, Robin served twice previously as a board member. Robin retired from the Navy as a Captain in 2017, where she served multiple stints on sea duty, shore duty, flying orders, and in the pentagon. She holds a BS in Physics/Oceanography from the US Naval Academy, an MBA from Southern New Hampshire University, and a dual-MS in Physical Oceanography and Meteorology from the Naval Post-Graduate School, Monterey, CA. Her areas of expertise include hurricane forecasting and Arctic policy.
David Jenkins, President
David has worked for CRS, or its predecessor organization REP America (REP), since 2005. For much of that time he served as Vice President for Government & Political Affairs for REP. He has been instrumental in numerous organizational and legislative accomplishments. David has written and spoken extensively about many of today’s most pressing environmental issues, conservatism, our nation’s conservation heritage and American politics. His writing has appeared in dozens of newspapers and other publications. Prior to CRS and REP, David was the American Canoe Association’s Director of Conservation and Public Policy for 10 years, and before that was on the legislative staff for Senator Pete Domenici (R-NM). He holds a B.A. in Political Science from Furman University.
Ariel Santiago, Florida Regional Representative
Ariel serves as our Florida Regional Representative for CRS. Prior to joining CRS, she served as the Regional Field Director for the Republican Party of Florida in Polk and Lake County, and as a Field Organizer in Palm Beach County. Before that, Ariel also served as an intern for U.S. Senator Marco Rubio and Governor Ron DeSantis. She holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Central Florida.