As Point Blue’s Director of Communications, I spend part of my time thinking about how we can best tell this organization’s cutting edge science story and the other part bringing it to life with this great team of conservation superstars.

After a childhood in and outside of New York City, I really fell in love with the outdoors and western landscapes over eight years living in Colorado, including four years at the Colorado College, where I earned a B.A. in Sociology. After a year living in a tiny (but beautiful) ski town, in 2005 I moved to the Bay Area where I began focusing my energy on helping non-profits use strategic communications to help achieve their goals. I spent five years working with Resource Media, a year with Big Think Studios, and then six years with the ClimateWorks Foundation. At ClimateWorks, I led a communications-focused grant-making program to promote clean energy narratives and drove communications strategies for our in-house programs.

I recently moved from Oakland to Fairfax, where I enjoy mountain biking (without having to load my bike on a car!), hiking around with my wife and baby, and chasing raccoons off of the property. I’m based in Point Blue’s Petaluma office but value every opportunity I can get to spend time in the field with our amazing staff.