In mid-August, Amy Wilson Morris stepped in as Interim Executive Director of Sutro Stewards. Amy will be serving in that role at least through the end of November while the organization determines its long-term leadership plan.
Thank you for the warm welcome during my first two weeks! I'm looking forward to working with staff, volunteers, and members over the next few months to help make this small, but mighty, organization even stronger.
I come to Sutro Stewards with a passion for conservation planning and connecting people to close-to-home nature through parks and trails. Previously, as Associate Director of Planning at The Trust for Public Land I led equity-driven community-based open space projects throughout the western United States. Recently, as principal consultant at Land and Water Connections, I have focused a lot on the health benefits of conservation and access to green space. I have an undergrad degree in Environmental Biology from Columbia University and a PhD in Environmental Studies from UC Santa Cruz.
Much of my recent work has involved large-scale planning and research outside California, so I am very excited about the opportunity to focus on a smaller (but extremely important!) area right here in San Francisco. In a lot of ways, working with Sutro Stewards feels like coming home. When I first moved to the city about 20 years ago, I worked as a wildlife ecologist and restoration specialist for the National Park Service monitoring birds around the Bay Area and restoring native plants on Crissy Field. Now, one of my very favorite things to do is take my kids hiking and biking around San Francisco.
Please get in touch with me if you have any suggestions for improving the ways that we accomplish Sutro Stewards's important mission.