A veteran journalist, Jenn directs the development of Western Water, a quarterly magazine, the Layperson’s Guide series on key water topics, the Foundation’s Colorado River project, poster maps and tours, and various workshops and conferences. She oversees the Water Leaders program and leads fund-raising, external communications, and website and social media efforts.
In December 2016, she led an international journalism workshop on water issues for UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization). Held in Tehran, the workshop included participants from Iran, Pakistan, Turkmenistan, Oman and Malaysia. You can read her blog about the experience here.
For much of her career, Jenn was an award-winning journalist who covered water issues across California and the West along with renewable energy, endangered species, public lands and other natural resources.
Doug serves as the primary editor of the Foundation’s publications, including Western Water news, the series of Laypersons Guides on key water topics, maps and other products, and handles much of the social media efforts.
A veteran journalist, Doug is an award-winning editor and reporter who has worked for several California newspapers, including the Fresno Bee. He has covered an array of topics, including water, the environment and health care.
Brian works with a dedicated team of workshop facilitators to provide engaging, hands–on Project WET (Water Education for Teachers) professional development trainings for educators who teach K-12 across California.
Brian coordinates supplies and support to assist facilitators in organizing workshops, writes the California Project WET newsletter to provide guidance for educators in using Project WET activities that engage students in current water issues and topics. He personally leads a number of workshops each year.
Kasey works on various projects such as fundraising, tracking and managing contributions, event logistics, venue contracting and presentation set-up. He also serves as the Foundation representative for trade shows, and coordinator of the one-year Water Leaders program and for the Foundation’s Board of Directors.
Gary writes articles for Western Water magazine, the River Report newsletter and updates titles in the Layperson’s Guide series. He joined the Foundation in 2001 after a four-year stint covering water quality for the weekly newsletter Inside Cal/EPA, a national publication.
Dan Scott is the Tour Director for the Water Education Foundation. His previous non-profit experience includes program management, fundraising, marketing, event management and media outreach. He is best known as the Sacramento region’s #1 cheerleader for craft beer.
Dan received a bachelor’s degree in health science with specializations in community health education, habitat preservation and environmental health from San Francisco State University and a master’s degree in public policy and administration from Sacramento State University.
Beth works on fundraising activities, develops and manages grant proposals and programs, and oversees the Foundation’s planned giving program.
Before joining the Foundation in 2007, she was a program officer at CaliforniaVolunteers (formerly California Service Corps) where she oversaw federal AmeriCorps grants to community-based education programs and served as a communications associate.
Rita served as the Foundation’s previous executive director for 34 years. A former radio and television reporter and producer, she led a documentary television production team at the Foundation that won four Emmys, several regional Emmy nominations and one Telly award.
Patty oversees the Foundation’s online shopping cart, keeps our office supplies updated and makes sure readers of Western Water and River Report get their issues. She keeps the office humming along and answers the phone more than anybody else so you are likely to get her on the other end of the phone.