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Joe and Sharon Goldston helping Merlin Tuttle photgraph Brazilian free-tailed bats roosting in a bridge crevice in Austin, Texas.

Merlin Tuttle’s Bat Conservation is a 501c3 nonprofit that inspires bat conservation worldwide. Founded in 2014 in Austin, Texas, it is Merlin Tuttle’s newest contribution to the world of bat conservation.

Relying on a powerful combination of science, field knowledge, and photography, MTBC is helping save millions of bats through Merlin’s unique “Win Friends, Not Battles” approach to conservation. Join our team and help us safeguard public health, economies, and worldwide ecosystems by highlighting the value of bats and preserving Merlin’s unparalleled legacy.

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Michael Lazari Karapetian

Michael Lazari Karapetian has over twenty years of investment management experience. He has a degree in business management, is a certified NBA agent, and gained early experience as a money manager for the Bank of America where he established model portfolios for high-net-worth clients. In 2003 he founded Lazari Capital Management, Inc. and Lazari Asset Management, Inc.  He is President and CIO of both and manages over a half a billion in assets. In his personal time he champions philanthropic causes. He serves on the board of Moravian College and has a strong affinity for wildlife, both funding and volunteering on behalf of endangered species.