A veteran journalist, Jenn directs the development of Western
Water news, 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
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
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
publications, and manages Aquafornia and executes much of
the social media efforts. He joined the Foundation in late 2017.
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 Today)
professional development trainings for educators who teach K-12
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.
Patrick, a veteran of the non-profit world, joined the Water
Education Foundation in 2019. He is responsible for securing
grants and boosting other revenue streams that allow the
Foundation staff to achieve our important mission and maximize
our impact in California and the West.
Nick manages many of our workshops, conferences and tours of key
water regions across California and the Southwest, bringing
attendees up close to dams and other water infrastructure,
wildlife areas, farms and other sites involved in water.
Alastair Bland lives in Sonoma County, California. He has worked
as a freelance writer since 2004, covering a wide range of topics
including water, climate change, fisheries, marine conservation
and research, and agriculture. His work has appeared at
CalMatters, NPR.org, SmithsonianMag.com, Slate, The
Atlantic, Audubon, Hakai and other news outlets.