Joan Embrey Born in San Diego in 1949 Joan Embery spent her childhood camping under the stars, hiking the canyons and watching the sun set. She is a champion of environmental, conservation and preservation issues around the world. While at San Diego State University Joan specialized in zoology and telecommunications and completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication at Eastern Illinois University.
In 2011 Joan Embery served as Co-Producer on the film Turtle Reef by Soames Summerhays. Her job was to help present the story in a way that would connect with audiences. Afterwards she was interviewed about her role in the project.
Q: Joan, you are forever in front of the camera. How is it to be working behind the scenes on Turtle Reef 3D? What was that like?
Joan Embery & Duane Pillsbury Awarded the San Diego Zoo Global Conservation Advocates Award for 2011
Renowned animal and environmental advocate Joan Embery and her husband Duane Pillsbury received the Conservation Medal, the top honor from San Diego Zoo Global, on August 11th, 2011.
Enjoy this video for the San Diego River Park Foundation Feb 2010 gala which paid tribute to wildlife legend Joan Embery. Proceeds benefitted the Foundation's new education center project.
New, old and everything in between
Media appearances, press releases, news and events from Joan Embery, the Embery Institute for Wildlife Conservation, the Pillsbury Ranch, the Lakeside Saddle & Driving Club and more.