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Director of Development (Glen Ellen, CA)

Angela’s great passion is the natural world. She brings her enthusiasm and expertise in working with diverse groups of people to our organization and guides our development team engaging donors and supporters to advance ocean protection. She studied at San Francisco State University, Sonoma State University, and U.C. Berkeley and has a graduate degree in Restoration and Historical Ecology. Angela was a faculty member in the Environmental Studies Department at Sonoma State University and College of Marin. She is the first woman in Sonoma county to receive the Switzer Environmental Fellowship and went on to become the recipient of a Switzer leadership grant to establish the first watershed station in the Sonoma Valley protecting and restoring local streams and watersheds. She has worked for various organizations including Greenpeace, American Friends Service Committee, Marine Mammal Center, Russian Riverkeeper and Audubon Canyon Ranch. While at the Marine Mammal Center caring for two rare, juvenile beaked whales she had a personal encounter that ignited her interest and passion for ocean protection. She was recently appointed to Sonoma County’s leadership task force and when she is not working you can find her cooking for her family, traversing the hills of Sonoma, biodynamic gardening or singing with her beloved choir.