Jane began working in the environmental movement right out of college by going door-to-door for Greenpeace. From there, she moved to Arizona where she partnered with the local grassroots organizations in defeating a hazardous waste incinerator and then lead the door canvass in San Francisco. After 8 years with Greenpeace, she took her love of training into her next career. For the last 20 years, Jane has been working in learning and development; helping organizations grow their talent, develop leaders, create "great places to work," and improve performance. Jane and her husband moved to Richmond from San Francisco in 2002. They enjoy hiking in nearby Wildcat Canyon. Jane lives in Wildcat Watershed.
Sigrid is an independent environmental education consultant. A native of Germany, Sigrid has been calling the Bay Area home for the last 20 years. She has managed and directed programs for a variety of non-profit organizations including Hidden Villa and Save The Bay. Sigrid lives in the Cerrito Creek Watershed.
Eric considers the oyster on a daily basis as the Purchasing Manager for Waterbar, a popular San Francisco seafood house with a meticulous commitment to sustainability. In addition to working with food for almost two decades, he spent several years providing marketing and development assistance to the San Diego Humane Society and the Museum of Making Music in Carlsbad, CA. Eric lives with his dog & chickens in the Schoolhouse Creek Watershed.
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Annelise traces her watershed enthusiasm to rambles through Mal Paso Canyon, on the Central Coast. She studied English, Forestry, and Conservation & Resource Studies at U.C. Berkeley while an active member, then co-president of the Cal Sailing Team. After working as a manager with Cal Adventures, Annelise pursued her Olympic ambition, earning a spot on the 2003 U.S. Sailing Team. She missed the Olympic Team but gained much logistical and fundraising experience. She currently works for Nicholas Christ Construction, Inc., a green building company in Albany. Annelise lives in the Codornices Creek Watershed.
Patty currently works in the energy field and is passionate about driving progress toward sustainability and conservation in the Bay Area. She holds dual master degrees which underscore her two passions: Natural Resources & Environment and Mechanical Engineering. Patty loves learning about our ecosystems and watersheds, and enjoys bringing her technical expertise to the grassroots level. Patty lives in the Arroyo Dolores Watershed.
These days Dan can often be found underwater in California's kelp forests where he manages a citizen science program focused on assessing the health of the nearshore environment. His involvement in the environmental issues began with a stint working with Greenpeace and continued to UC Berkeley where he studied Environmental Economics and Policy, a program focused on both scientific and economic aspects of the marine environment. Since then Dan has overseen a large number of marine monitoring projects in San Francisco Bay, the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and along the California Coast. Dan currently lives in the Wildcat Canyon Watershed.
Maxine is a large-scale solar project developer working in San Francisco. She is from Santa Cruz and has worked in the Bay Area since 2015. She is involved with two other non-profit organizations - City of Dreams and Operation HOPE. She lives close to her alma mater in Downtown Berkeley, in the Strawberry Creek Watershed.