Jen comes to Audubon Alaska driven to build support for natural resource protection through the lens of birds. She has over 10 years of experience in the field of wildlife conservation, community outreach and advocacy, and non-profit development. Most recently, this comes within the framework of outdoor education programming, wildlife management and funding, public lands protection and access, and climate change. A graduate of the University of Manitoba, her academic background includes work in wildlife biology, social sciences, and humanities.
Jen is currently tasked with leading the development and expansion of major donor programs for Alaska and Washington state. Her prior life at Audubon (2013–2018) involved engaging the chapter network in Washington state.
Outside the office, Jen spends her time in the evergreen mountains, sagebrush plateaus, and coastal beaches of Washington state – backpacking, snowshoeing, hunting upland game, harvesting shellfish, and advocating on behalf of state education and funding for wildlife management, and local social justice issues.