Meet the Team
Finance and Administration
As the Executive Assistant at Point Blue my role encompasses a bit of everything. I support Ellie Cohen, Point Blue's President and CEO, Point Blue's executive team, and the Board of Directors. I work behind the scenes to ensure that Board of Directors meetings, off-site retreats, on-site conferences, and other events occur with maximum efficiency and minimum fuss. I collaborate with staff from across the Point Blue spectrum--Management, Science, Advancement, and Finance & Admin. When a new project is identified and isn't an obvious fit in someone else's job description it often falls to me, which allows me to work on interesting tasks with some of the best staff the conservation world has to offer.
I have spent years working in the environmental realm including with PIRG (Public Interest Research Group), the Sierra Club, and Earthjustice. You will also find several green, living roofs in NYC with my fingerprints on them. Originally from the Chicago area, I spent many a childhood afternoon perched on a shed in the corner of our woodsy suburban yard with binoculars glued to my face, looking for resident and migrant birds.
I have a Business Administration degree from the University of Illinois and have lived in San Diego, Berkeley, Osaka, Japan, and San Francisco. I enjoy gardening, cycling, hiking, and keeping track of the various birds and other critters around my home in Novato, CA, which I share with my husband and daughter, and two rambunctious pups, Rascal and Pogo, who can often be found asleep under my desk or mooching treats or attention from other Point Blue colleagues.
I travel extensively whenever I can and am delighted to have seen the rare African Finfoot—twice—while traveling in The Gambia.