Mallory is a seventh generation Floridian who grew up exploring the lands and waters of Florida. Those experiences shaped her love of the outdoors and appreciation of the environment from a young age, as well as her career choice in natural resource conservation and policy. She coordinates the Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition project team and serves as the executive director of LINC, whose mission is to celebrate and protect Florida's natural and cultural heritage through art. Mallory participated in six weeks of the 100‐day, 1000‐mile Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition trek from the Everglades to the Okefenokee in Spring of 2012, and is working to plan the 2014 Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition from the Everglades headwaters to Alabama. Previously she led The Nature Conservancy's Colorado Plateau Initiative from Telluride, Colorado, assessing large‐scale conservation opportunities in a four‐state region of the West, and prior to that, directed the Southwest Colorado Project for the Conservancy's Colorado Chapter. Mallory has served as a member of Telluride’s Town Council and has worked with local, regional, state, and federal agencies and organizations on natural resource issues. She is a director, chairs the corporate responsibility committee and is a fifth generation committee member of the Florida‐based family agri‐business company, Lykes Brothers, Inc. Mallory earned her B.S. in natural resources from the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. She was awarded a Doris Duke Conservation Fellowship at Duke University’s Nicholas School of Environment, where she earned a master's of environmental management (MEM) in environmental economics and policy, as well as a certificate in non‐profit management. She is the subject of The Last Green Thread (Mountainfilm 2019).