Our Expert Staff

WRA’s team of experts has three decades of working where decisions are made, sweating the details, creating evidence-based solutions, and holding decision makers accountable.

Mira Barney

Executive Assistant



Office Location

Denver, Colorado

Area of Focus

Mira provides administrative support for WRA’s President Jon Goldin-Dubois and assists with board coordination and communications.


She loves working in environmental and within outdoor-related non-governmental organizations. She’s passionate about relationship building with Tribal communities and collaborative leadership. She started her environmental nonprofit journey when she joined Big City Mountaineers in April 2019. One highlight of her career was attending a five-day rafting trip on the San Juan River with tribal leaders and The Nature Conservancy staff in October 2022. She is incredibly grateful to work with the Indigenous Women’s Leadership Network, alongside WRA board member Heather Tanana and the four Tribal Co-Chairs (Lorelei Cloud, Crystal Tulley-Cordova, Bidtah Becker, Nora McDowell).


  • Bachelor of Arts in Geochemistry from Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin.

Favorite thing about the West

Being surrounded by like-minded individuals who enjoy nature as much as I do! Also, the winters here are much better than in Wisconsin 😉

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