Our People

Green Thumbs

A strong team of industry experts.

Tackling the world's toughest resource challenges is the shared purpose that connects us as an organization - and transcends the bottom-line.

  • Amelia Conlen

    Transportation Planner

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    Amelia Conlen

    Transportation Planner

    As the lead for Ecology Action’s Planning team, Amelia works in partnership with public agencies to produce Active Transportation Plans and Safe Routes to Schools Plans, which include recommendations for new infrastructure and programs to make it easier and safer to walk and ride bicycles for daily trips. As of 2022 Amelia had completed five plans for jurisdictions in Santa Cruz and Monterey Counties. Amelia is a graduate of the University of Washington and holds a BA in Community, Environment, and Planning.

  • Anastassya 'Stassya' Zack

    Program Coordinator ll

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    Anastassya 'Stassya' Zack

    Program Coordinator ll

    As a program coordinator for youth programs, Stassya schedules, coordinates, and implements the Bike and Walk Smart programs in schools across Santa Cruz, Monterey, and Santa Clara Counties. She loves to teach youth how to navigate their communities by bike and on foot safely. Stassya is a graduate of UC Santa Cruz with a BA in Environmental Studies and a BA in Anthropology.

  • Bindi

    Office Dog

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    Bindi

    Office Dog

  • Callie Matthews

    Program Coordinator ll

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    Callie Matthews

    Program Coordinator ll

    As a Program Coordinator and Youth Educator for Ecology Action’s youth programs, Callie plans and implements pedestrian and bicycle safety education as well as environmental education. Callie enjoys giving presentations, running Bike Rodeos, and collaborating with other community program staff. Callie is a graduate of UC Santa Cruz and holds a BA in Psychology and Education. She commutes to work on her bike and enjoys gardening, rollerblading, and making jewelry in her free time.

  • Cynthia (Cyndie) Perez Torres 

    Landscape Installation Coordinator 

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    Cynthia (Cyndie) Perez Torres 

    Landscape Installation Coordinator 

    As Landscape Installation Coordinator for Ecology Action’s Climate Victory Gardens Program, Cyndie evaluates sites for water savings and stormwater infiltration potential, designs ecological landscape projects, and converts water-thirsty lawns to beautiful, drought-tolerant gardens. Cyndie is a certified Green Gardener, Qualified Water Efficient Landscape (QWEL) professional, and Cabrillo College Horticulture alumni, with a passion for all things plants.

  • Emily Peck

    Grants and Development Specialist

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    Emily Peck

    Grants and Development Specialist

    As the Grants and Development Specialist, Emily supports fundraising for the Community Programs teams which advance climate solutions for individuals and communities in sustainable transportation, water conservation and climate action. Emily focuses on securing grants and expanding the individual donor base to ensure Ecology Action’s initiatives have the long-term funds to continue making a positive impact. Emily is a graduate of UC Berkeley with a BA in Global Studies with an Economic Development emphasis.

  • Gino Garcia

    Outreach Specialist

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    Gino Garcia

    Outreach Specialist

  • Jeanne LePage

    Fund Development Manager

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    Jeanne LePage

    Fund Development Manager

  • Leann Leon

    Program Specialist

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    Leann Leon

    Program Specialist

    As Program Specialist for Ecology Action’s Safe Routes to School Program in Monterey County, Leann supervises the Monterey County team’s Walk Smart and Bike Smart Program. Leann also leads all encouragement work for grants in Monterey County. Leann is an alumni of CSU Monterey Bay and Middlebury Institute of International Studies and holds a BA in Environmental Studies and an MA in International Environmental Policy. 

  • Patty Baker

    Human Resources

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    Patty Baker

    Human Resources

  • Sabrina Delk

    Events Specialist

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    Sabrina Delk

    Events Specialist

  • Sarah Seward

    Creative Director

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    Sarah Seward

    Creative Director

    Sarah is a California native and creative problem-solver. She thrives on working with folks who get excited about the big picture and has had the good fortune to design for good with clients including the San Francisco Bay Trail, Peninsula Clean Energy, Metropolitan Transportation Commission and San Francisco Human Services Agency. She serves as head of design for Ecology Action, responsible for strategy, integration, and execution of all branding and design activities.

  • Tari Neill

    Grant Accountant

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    Tari Neill

    Grant Accountant