Member Directory

Max Blau covers health care, public health and the environment for ProPublica’s South unit. Email: [email protected]

Blake Ells is the author of 'The Muscle Shoals Legacy of FAME' and 'Magic City Rock.' He's been published in Rolling Stone, No Depression, Taste of Country, The Boot and AL.com among others. He grew up in a one and a half stop light town 27 miles east of Muscle Shoals, Alabama.Blake continues to serve The Literacy Council of Central Alabama, where he has previously served as chair. He is a proud alumnus of Auburn University and currently a Staff Writer for Outsider.

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Spencer Bowley is a 2022 graduate from the University of Alabama School of Law, waiting semi-patiently on his bar exam results so that he can start work as a civil rights lawyer in Birmingham with The Rice Firm, LLC. In between graduating from Princeton University in 2011 with a degree in politics and beginning law school in the fall of 2019, Spencer worked in a variety of public-facing positions before and after moving to Alabama, from barista and ice cream scooper to Planned Parenthood organizer and Affordable Care Act navigator. While not fighting the proverbial good fight legally, Spencer spends his free time exploring Birmingham, binge-watching Netflix, building and playing as many Magic: the Gathering decks as possible, and lamenting the recent performance of his Cincinnati Reds.

Madison Naves, Storyteller, is a graduate of The University of Alabama where she majored in Communications with a concentration in News Media. While attending UA, Madison served as a writer for the university’s student-run newspaper, The Crimson White. She enjoys meeting new people, traveling, and creative storytelling. Madison's interest in journalism comes from her desire to showcase unheard stories from people that are meaningful. Email Madison

Nina Morgan is based in Birmingham, Ala., where she works as a climate and environmental justice organizer with GASP. She is a graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham where she studied Anthropology and Sociology. As a Black, Southern, working-class person, Nina is committed to creating a world in which people and planet are cherished, protected and liberated.

Mary Claire is GASP’s Climate Justice Legal Fellow through the Harvard Public Service Venture Fund. She is a 2021 graduate of Harvard Law School, where she focused her legal education experience on issues of environmental justice, climate justice, and immigrant justice. She went to law school specifically to become a public interest lawyer in the Southeast.

Maria Timberlake is a sophomore at Mississippi State University. She is studying Natural Resource and Environmental Conservation with a concentration in Law and Administration. She hopes to pursue natural resource management or environmental law in the future.

Danielle Wormsby is a junior at Ramsey High School and a new GASP volunteer. She is interested in wildlife and the environment. Danielle hopes to someday pursue a career as a climate scientist or a biologist.