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



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