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Our passion for a healthy environment and love of the outdoors drive us to continue pushing forward in an effort to preserve our beautiful surroundings for future generations to enjoy.
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After a long career at Hewlett-Packard in product marketing, business management and strategy, Curt switched gears in 2003 to join the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. Most recently as Manager of Program Operations, he was responsible for a $185 million grant budget and oversaw a staff of nine. Curt is also an elected member of the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District Board representing Los Altos and Mountain View and has done so since 2006.
Joined POST as Vice President of Land
Curt has a bachelor's of science degree in mechanical engineering graduating summa cum laude from the University of Cincinnati. He also holds a Master's degree in Business Administration from Harvard Graduate School of Business
Daniel Olstein previously served for two years as the executive director of the River Exchange, a non-profit that promotes healthy watersheds in the headwaters of the Sacramento River. Before that he spent a decade with The Nature Conservancy in Florida, North Carolina and here in California, where he was the project director of the Conservancy's 1.5 million-acre Mount Hamilton Project.
Joined POST as Director of Land Stewardship.
Master's degree in Environmental Management from Duke University; Bachelor's degree in Neuroscience from Brown University.
Diane Cordova began her career managing human resources for Farella, Braun & Martel, a San Francisco law firm. She has 20 years of experience in human resources and has held leadership positions in technology, media and internet companies including Xerox, Imagine Media, and NBCi. Diane also serves on the Board of Directors of Kid Basix, LLC, an environmentally friendly children’s product company.
Diane leads talent acquisition, development and engagement.
B.A. in English and Creative Writing from UCLA.
Prior to joining POST, Gordon Clark worked for land trusts in Maine and Alaska, and for the Henry P. Kendall Foundation in Boston, which makes environmental grants. He currently serves as a docent for California State Parks and Recreation's San Mateo Sector.
Gordon joined POST as a conservation project manager for POST’s land department, where he worked on acquisitions. In 2010, he began splitting his time equally between POST’s major gifts team and the land department.
Master's degree in Environmental Management from Yale University; Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies and History from Bowdoin College.
Jeanine has worked with several science and environmental non-profits near Portland, Oregon. For seven years prior to joining POST, she was part of the planned giving team at Earthjustice in San Francisco. She is a member of the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning and the Northern California Planned Giving Council.
Joined POST as Director of Planned Giving.
Bachelors of Science in Biology from Linfield College.
Jennifer Koepcke has over a decade of experience in nonprofit fundraising from public and private institutions. Through these collaborations, she has helped protect California’s open space and wildlife habitats, educate children on the science of watersheds, improve water quality in rivers and along our coasts, conduct scientific research, and provide job skills training to disadvantaged youth. In addition to fundraising, Jennifer has led public policy projects relating to freshwater and marine fishery management and conservation.
Joined as Senior Manager, Institutional Giving
She has a Master of Arts in Negotiation, Conflict Resolution, and Peacebuilding from California State University, Dominguez Hills and a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from the University of California, Santa Cruz.
Prior to working at POST, Justin was the Director of Finance at the St. Vincent de Paul Society of San Francisco. His five years at The Trust for Public land "left a mark" on his soul (in a good way) and he's delighted to be back working toward the protection of open space!
Joined as Director of Finance
Bachelors degree in Music from Central Michigan University. Masters degree in Business Administration from Golden Gate University.
Kathryn worked in the arts prior to joining POST. She is a member of the Nonprofit Technology Enterprise Network and the Association of Fundraising Professionals.
Kathryn joined the annual giving team where she maintained data, coordinated communications and designed materials. She has grown to oversee strategy for the program.
Bachelors of Art in Architectural Studies from Connecticut College.
Mark is a Senior Executive having been a CEO of a start-up, CFO of a $10 billion private company, held three CFO Staff positions at Apple and numerous other Senior Finance positions.
His career is defined by working at great companies at a time when they were exploding with the highlight being joining Apple when the iPod was just becoming popular and being an instrumental part of their growth for next 10 years. He also joined Motorola and Dell at a time when they were expanding aggressively to be global leaders in their industries.
Mark lived in and worked in Asia Pacific for 20 years and played a major role in bringing American companies to Asia Pacific. He lived and worked in China, Japan, Singapore and Malaysia.
Mark has been on the Board of BUILD, which is a non-profit with a mission to significantly reduce the high school drop-out rate by engaging high risk student in entrepreneurialism. Mark also is the President of the Juventus Sports Club in Redwood City, CA.
Joined POST as Chief Financial Officer.
MBA, with a concentration in Finance, from DePaul University in Chicago, IL, a Bachelor with a double major in Economics and Business Administration from Hope College in Holland, MI.
Liz began her career in the music industry, but she has spent the majority of her professional life in the nonprofit sector. Most recently, she was the Director of Marketing at the Oshman Family JCC, a cultural center with an emphasis on inclusion, education, health and the arts. Her time there inspired her to continue to pursue work that makes a positive impact, and she is delighted to have landed at POST.
Joined as Director of Marketing
Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from UCLA
Prior to joining POST, Marti spent many years at Silicon Valley companies large and small marketing products that ranged from chip technologies to e-commerce software solutions. Her specialties include digital demand generation, inbound marketing, social marketing and managing teams that have fun while producing great results.
Marti joined POST as the Senior Director of Marketing and Communications. She leads the team responsible for POST’s marketing, community outreach and publications.
Bachelor’s degree in International Economics from the University of California, Berkeley.
Megan’s professional career has been dedicated to the nonprofit sector. Just prior to joining the POST team, she held a variety of fundraising roles at Save the Redwoods League over 9 years. She grew up in Half Moon Bay and currently lives in Pescadero, and is honored to be in a position to raise funds that have lasting positive impacts on the landscapes and communities that she has such a strong personal connection to.
Joined as Senior Major Gifts Officer
Bachelors in International Relations at San Francisco State University
Prior to joining POST, Noelle Thurlow served as Associate Director of Land Protection for Willistown Conservation Trust, a land trust in southeastern Pennsylvania.
Noelle joined POST as a Conservation Project Manager for the land department team, where she managed acquisition and transfer projects. In her current role, she oversees the strategic development and completion of complex land protection projects.
Master's degree in Environmental Management from Duke University; Bachelor's degree in Ecology from University of California, San Diego.
Peter is an ecologist fascinated by how species interactions, climate, and humans shape nature. He joined POST after two years at Save the Redwoods League where he worked on conservation planning and citizen science. Prior to the League, he worked on science policy in Sacramento and Washington DC.
Joined as Director of Conservation Science
PhD Integrative Biology University of California Berkeley, MS Biology Stanford University, BA Biology Kalamazoo College
Walter T. Moore is a board member and past board chair of the California Council of Land Trusts, former board chair of the Bay Area Open Space Council, and a founding member of the Land Trust Alliance Leadership Council. He was an associate with the law firm of Thoits, Love, Hershberger, & McLean, in Palo Alto, where he specialized in real estate transactions and litigation. Active in the local community, he is a member of the Palo Alto University Rotary Club and a board member of the Sequoia YMCA in Redwood City. He is also a trained docent with the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District.
Walter later served as Vice President (1997-2006) and Executive Vice President (2006-2011).
Law Degree from University of California, Hastings College of Law; Bachelor’s Degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara.