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President & Founder of Sustainable Harvest International

Bangor, Maine AreaNon-profit Organization Management
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  • President @ Sustainable Harvest International
  • Woodrow Wilson Visting Fellow @ Council of Independent Colleges

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Since founding Sustainable Harvest International in 1997, I have led its growth from a budget of $50,000 the first year to $1.5 million today. Starting work with two extension agents in Honduras, I later created new programs in Panama, Belize and Nicaragua eventually helping each country program to become an independent affiliate or subsidiary of SHI. Collectively they have helped more than 1500 families to become self-sufficient stewards of the environment and trainers of more families. They have also planted more than three million trees and converted nearly 20,000 acres of degraded land to sustainable farms thus protecting 100,000 acres of tropical forest from slash and burn.

I am a social entrepreneur who has been on a path to help protect our planet and all her creatures, including us humans, since I was a child. I started out volunteering and then working at the local Audubon Society as a teenager. In college I was involved with various peace and justice groups, mostly focused on Central America and started a campus environmental group. I tailored my studies to parallel my activism with a particular focus on Latin America and saving the world's rainforests. Soon after graduating, I joined th US Peace Corps and served as an agro-forestry extension agent for two years in Panama. This led me, after working for a couple of other nonprofits first, to found Sustainable Harvest International in 1997.

Specialties: nonprofit management, fundraising, bilingual Spanish/English, international development, public speaker

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