I am an advocate for the sustainability of people and planet, of communities and economies - from women's empowerment to triple bottom line enterprises to climate change resilience. My professional focus is to support programs and projects that advance economic, environmental, and/or social benefits, preferably in an international or multi-cultural context.
November, 2014: While continuing my search for a full time paid position, I have come to Ecuador and Colombia to continue my Spanish immersion study, and to visit local, regional and national programs and projects.
Professional Interest: to use my organization development, program/project management, communications, marketing, public/media relations, fundraising, and/or capacity building experience in a senior management position with an NGO, foundation, capacity building consultancy, education institute, or research center which leverages its impact by either leading targeted campaigns, or supporting other NGOs, social entrepreneurs/enterprises, or local communities seeking to affect positive change in their communities. It would be icing on the cake if the work has an international context.
Areas of Interest: environmental conservation, sustainable community development, climate change resilience, women's empowerment and gender equity, human rights, poverty and livelihoods, health, education, and/or community/organization capacity building. It is all interconnected. As well, I am an advocate for programs or strategies that pursue triple bottom line impacts (economic, social, environmental benefits) through social entrepreneurs and enterprises.
Specialties: 20+ years NGO management experience in organizational development and operations; strategic planning and campaign design; Board governance and staff management, program/project development and management; monitoring and evaluation; communications and marketing; media and public relations; fundraising and new business development; grant writing; capacity building and mentoring; research and report writing.
In addition to professional work in environmental conservation and NGO/social enterprise consulting and mentoring, I spent ten years as an outdoor/experiential educator, youth-at-risk counselor, and wilderness guide. I have also designed, managed, and led adult ecotours.
My Vision for the Future
Sustainability and Equity
My Topic Interests
- Economic Empowerment
- Human Rights
My Region Interests
- Latin America and the Caribbean
- South and Central Asia
- Sub-Saharan Africa