Marnie Gaede has been an activist and environmental advocate for over 30 years.  She is an adjunct associate professor and has taught Environmental Issues at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California since 1993.

She served as advisor to the director board of Duke University Primate Center in the late1990s.  Marnie has been involved with Sea Shepherd Conservation Society since 1989 and worked in support of numerous campaigns and publications. She served as a director of Sea Shepherd Conservation Society from 2000-2002 and from 2012- 2014 when she was president of the board.  She served on the board of the Galapagos Preservation Society since 2010 and has rebuilt the organization into Galapagos Conservation Action where she serves as president.

Marnie & Ansel Adams 1977

Since 2002, Marnie has been a director and is currently president of the Fund for Wild Nature, an all-volunteer board that invests in bold, cutting-edge grassroots organizations and innovative conservation efforts that meet emerging needs for protecting biodiversity and wilderness.  Marnie has also been working with Virunga National Park in DRC to assist them develop their anti-poaching air wing since 2010 and currently helping them develop bird tourism.

Marnie is a writer, editor, and publisher of numerous books and articles. She has worked as an artist/editor in Anthropology, writer in western American history/biography, and environmental issues. She is a Person-of-Letters, and her papers are archived in the Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University Library, and the Special Collections, University of Arizona Library.