Lynn Cullens grew up on ranches in Nevada and California's Central Valley, and within in the small rural communities that served them. She has been working with the Mountain Lion Foundation since 1989 when she collected signatures as a volunteer during the campaign to pass Proposition 117.
After moving to Sacramento in 1990, Lynn worked for a series of environmental ballot initiatives and parks and wildlife bond acts. She served as Regional Director for the Archaeological Conservancy for nearly a decade, returning to the Mountain Lion Foundation in 2001. She created MLF's cutting edge livestock protection programs, community outreach efforts, and the design and coding of the Foundation website. As Executive Director, Lynn leads the fight to end trophy hunting in 16 states and to reduce the number of mountain lions killed as a result of depredation, poisons, traffic, poaching and habitat loss.