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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.

  • 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

  • Jasmine Castillo Rosales

    Community Activation Program Specialist

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    Jasmine Castillo Rosales

    Community Activation Program Specialist

    As Community Activation Program Specialist, Jasmine manages, plans and implements community programs for Alisal in Salinas and Green Valley Road in Watsonville. This is all made possible by Ecology Action’s new Clean California Grant which works to help residents of each community build pride and ownership in their communities and allow residents to live a healthier lifestyle. Some of the Clean California projects include Community Walking Groups, Walking School Busses and Family Fun Events. Jasmine is a graduate of UC Santa Cruz and holds a BA in Environmental Studies.

  • Jeanne LePage

    Strategic Fund Development Director

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    Jeanne LePage

    Strategic Fund Development Director

  • Koralie Hill

    Construction Project Manager

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    Koralie Hill

    Construction Project Manager

    As a Construction Project Manager in the Construction Services Division of Taper, Koralie manages subcontractor scopes and schedules to implement energy saving work in grocery stores throughout California and the Pacific Northwest. This work includes refrigeration case modifications such as component cleaning, modification, and the addition of case doors to drastically reduce the electrical load and carbon impact. Prior to joining Ecology Action and Taper, Koralie worked for 17 years in the Solar Industry and brings her construction management and technical expertise to the team.

  • 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.

  • 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