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(Not to toot our own horn, but we are experienced in civic engagement, youth-adult partnerships, and how to thoroughly enjoy a team happy hour.)

Raizha Yurivilca Delgado
Program Manager

Raizha (aka Rai) has a background in ecology and environmental education. She has experience working for non-profits and educational settings in Peru and New Zealand. She has a real passion for strengthening people’s connection to nature and finding creative ways to explore natural environments. When she is not working, you will find her hiking, working in her garden, or painting. Yes, sometimes you will find her playing pranks on her husband as well (creativity!)

Grace Edinger
Chief Program Officer

Grace loves developing projects where creativity and analysis combine. Her background in environmental research and her passion for education bring a unique perspective to the team. When not working, you can find her out on the water or playing Dungeons & Dragons with friends (yes, seriously).

Jennifer Hanson
Operations Manager

Jennifer has 15 years of experience in nonprofit operations. She ensures all grant and budget requirements are met so that programs run smoothly and efficiently, having the highest possible impact.

Alyssa McConkey
Program Manager

Alyssa comes to Earth Force with a background in nonprofits, program development, education, and community food systems. She develops and supports a growing network of organizations dedicated to integrating Environmental Action Civics. When she's not building and supporting networks, you can find her digging in soil, connecting with her community peeps, or adventuring around the globe.

Vince Meldrum

Vince is a leading advocate for the incorporation of civic engagement into environmental education. Vince has a passion for youth engagement that borders on obsession and is committed to ensuring that every young person has the opportunity to engage in environmental policy making. Vince spends his time exploring the world (especially vineyards) with his wife, daughter and dog.

Sarah Pacheco
Chief Operating Officer

Sarah manages – at both a strategic and operational level – Earth Force’s key administrative functions, overseeing human resources, IT, finances, and business operations. Her role strengthens and aligns administrative and financial functions to ensure Earth Force programming is seamless.

Taylor Ruffin
Program Manager

Taylor brings a background in environmental education, natural resource management, and youth development. He is dedicated to helping others foster a connection to their community and nature. During free time, Taylor enjoys rock climbing and cooking for his family.

Alexis Thorbecke
Program Manager

Alexis is a career environmental educator with a passion for community environmental action. She is known for her natural charisma which delights participants at workshops and staff meetings alike. When not supporting educators and young people, you can find her on her farm, tending to her many dogs.

Hayley Valley
Communications Manager

Hayley joined Earth Force in 2010 and has since held too many roles to count - all drawing on her experience in communicating Earth Force's commitment to environmental action civics. When she’s not knee-deep in Google Docs, you’ll find her chasing her two boys around.

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