Gina Webber (they/them)
Gina is a native Georgian and grew up in Dunwoody. They graduated from Georgia College in 2015 with a B.A. in Political Science. In recent years, they have worked in fundraising on local and statewide Democratic campaigns. They are passionate about social and economic justice, queer rights, and grassroots political movements. In their free time, Gina enjoys hanging out with their dog, playing music and traveling with friends.
Ricky Leroux (he/him)
Senior Communications and Policy Coordinator
A graduate of the University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism & Mass Communications, Ricky has spent most of his career in the newspaper industry. Most recently, he worked as the news editor for the Marietta Daily Journal, supervising a group of reporters and designers to produce the daily edition of the paper. After spending years as a writer and editor, he joined the staff at the Sierra Club to apply his skill set toward his passion for the outdoors. As senior communications and policy coordinator, Ricky works on the Georgia Chapter’s quarterly magazine, the Georgia Sierran, handles the chapter’s social media feeds, manages its website and email program, helps inform the Chapter's policy positions, assists with our legislative program, and more.
An avid backpacker, he spends his free time exploring the north Georgia mountains and planning trips to see National Parks (19 visited so far, trying to see all of them). He also enjoys attending Atlanta United matches and spending time with friends and family.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org | (404) 607-1262 ext. 234
Lornett Vestal (he/him)
Senior Campaign Representative, Military Outdoors
Lornett Vestal is the first Southeast Military Coordinator working with staff and volunteers to design and implement both regional and local strategies and programs to constructively engage the military and veteran communities in the Southeastern United States with an emphasis on Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Tennessee. Lornett is a Navy veteran from Chicago, IL and has a Master’s in Social Work from the University of Chicago. His passion lies in education, promoting universal equality, serving others, and protecting the environment. In his free time he enjoys international travel, reading, craft beer and watching Ultimate Fighter Championship. To find out more about the Military Outdoors program, click here.
Neil Sardana (he/they)
Georgia Beyond Coal Organizer
Neil is the Organizing Representative for the Beyond Coal Campaign in Georgia. He has been dedicated to fighting for human rights and social and economic justice for over 15 years, starting his organizing career as a part of the human rights and peace and justice movements advocating against the invasion of Iraq in 2003.
Prior to joining to the Sierra Club, Neil worked to start Atlanta Jobs with Justice, a coalition dedicated to bringing labor and community organizations together to winning living wages for working people, defending workers’ rights, and promoting economic justice in the Metro Atlanta Area. He received a Bachelors of Science in Psychology and Physiology from Michigan State University, a Master of Public Health, and a Master of Public Policy from the University of Michigan.
Neil's goal is to bring communities together to not only take on the challenges of stopping climate change and protecting our planet, but to also transition our economies towards good green jobs and clean renewable energy.