Managing Director - Turtle Island Restoration Network
2018 to present
Delivering critical development, communications, operations, budget and management of 12 staff in California and Texas for the protection of marine life, coho salmon, and their ocean and watershed habitats across the world. Learn about our work at Turtle Island Restoration Network.
Executive Director - Urban Bird Foundation
2008 to present
Provide strategic vision and leadership, responsible for the operations, budget and the development and implementation of conservation, education, marketing, and research programs including strategic relations and fundraising. Learn about our work at Urban Bird Foundation.
Founder- brandFALCON & Shoutreach Media
2014 to present
Providing premium business and domain name solutions spanning biotech to nonprofits. Develops effective content strategies – specializing in grassroots organizations, small nonprofits and for-profit businesses. Combine creative ideas with vast experience in communications and development to deliver measurable results for clients. Explore available business and domain names (each purchase helps save native birds) at brandFALCON.
Director of Development & Communications - Audubon Canyon Ranch
2014 to 2016
Provide dynamic support to the Executive Director, Board and program directors on all matters related to fundraising, friend-raising, enhanced community visibility, and support from individuals, foundations, corporate giving programs, and government agencies.
Director of Development - Sequoia Riverlands Trust
2011 to 2014
Responsible for the oversight, planning and implementation of a comprehensive fund development program that secures financial resources from foundations, corporations and individual donors.
Reagents & Consumables Manager - Genetix
2007 to 2010
Developed and managed key account prospects in Western U.S. and Canada and expanded customer base across biotech, pharmaceutical, academic and clinical markets.
Account Executive - BioGenex Laboratories
2006 to 2007
Responsible for maintaining and growing capital equipment sales in 9 western states with an annual quota of $2 million.
Research Associate & Account Manager - System Biosciences
2002 to 2006
A ground-floor employee that assisted in the creation of products and a customer-base who expanded annual sales from zero to $2 million by working directly with Vice President of Sales to initiate inside and field sales strategies.
Research Associate - BD Biosciences Clontech
2000 to 2002
Supported the lead scientist in the development of novel technologies and responsible for standard operating procedures, quality control criteria, technology transfer and research and development.
Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council - NOAA
The role of the council is to provide advice to the sanctuary superintendent on the designation and/or operation of a national marine sanctuary. From 2019-2020, I presided on the Native American Engagement Working Group. Individual advisory council members also act as liaisons between the sanctuary and their constituent groups.
Open Space Advisory Committee - City of American Canyon
The Open Space Advisory Committee oversees open space efforts in and around American Canyon. Some of the Committee’s goals and projects include updating the long term vision for open spaces and trails; creating a master plan for Clarke Ranch and fundraising for its implementation; improving access to Newell Open Space Preserve; increasing bike and pedestrian access within American Canyon and regionally by developing multimodal trails; creating and developing a stewardship program to facilitate habitat restoration, interpretation, education, and minor improvement and maintenance.
Host - The Black Pearl Show
2016 to present
Recurring Guest - Pele Media
2017 to 2018
Jeanie Lynch Show - KGO 810 Newstalk Radio
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Chief Financial Officer - Coho Salmon Land Trust
The mission of the Coho Salmon Land Trust is to conserve, restore, and honor lands that ensure the future of coho salmon ecosystems.
Director, Executive Committee - John Muir Association
2010 to 2012
The mission of the John Muir Association is to celebrate the life, share the vision, and preserve the legacy of John Muir through education, preservation, advocacy and stewardship, in partnership with the National Park Service.
President - ECHO Fund, Inc.
2003 to 2007
Designed, implemented, coordinated and led community-based conservation and educational outreach projects ensuring adherence to budgets and schedules.
University of Illinois, Springfield
M.A. Environmental Studies: Concentration in Environmental Policy and Sustainable Development
Oregon State University
B.S. Environmental Science, Minor in Fisheries & Wildlife Biology, Institutional Honors: Magna Cum Laude
California State University, Bakersfield
Graduate Certificate Environmental Resource Management
California State University, Sacramento
B.S. Microbiology and Molecular Biology, Minor in Chemistry
Burrowing Owl Conservation and Management
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - 2010
Executive Impact Program
Miller Heiman, Inc. - 2008
Strategic and Conceptual Selling Program
Miller Heiman, Inc. - 2008