EJ joined GVLT as the communications and outreach director in the spring of 2014. Her role at GVLT is head story teller, connecting the community to the mission of GVLT through conversations about shared values and visions for the growing community's future. EJ manages the organization's external communications such as media, website, print materials and social media. She also organizes programs and events for the community to learn about and explore conservation projects and community trails. EJ leads the Discovery Walks and TrailsRx program. She also helps organize and facilitate the Summer Trails Challenge and Conservation Bus Tour. As a millennial, EJ saw an opportunity to engage the next generation of conservation leaders and spearheaded the creation of GVLT's NextGen Advisory Board, a group of young professionals who encourage engagement among their peers. EJ worked extensively on the 2018 campaign to renew funding to the Gallatin County Open Lands Program. Prior to GVLT, she spent her previous 5 years in Bozeman as the development coordinator for HAVEN, the local domestic violence shelter, Marketing Director at Buffalo Restoration, and Program Director at the Bozeman Youth Initiative. She moved to Montana from Chicago where she attended Northwestern University and received a bachelor's in sociology. Originally from Minneapolis, MN, EJ has no fear of the cold and enjoys skiing and exploring the last best place with her last best pooch, Zima. EJ volunteers with a number of organizations that spark her passion on nonprofits, the power of civility, theater and philanthropy.
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- D14. Developing the Next Generation of Conservation Leaders
October 19, 2019
10:30 AM - Noon