Thank you for joining us today! Walter and Noelle will highlight POST-protected properties and share more about our four program areas: redwoods, wildlife linkages, farmland, and public access.
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Meet our speakers
Walter joined POST in 1995 as General Counsel and served as Vice President and Executive Vice President before advancing to his current position in 2011. Walter is also a board member and past board chair of the California Council of Land Trusts, former board chair of the Bay Area Open Space Council, and a founding member of the Land Trust Alliance Leadership Council.
Before coming to POST, Walter was an associate with the law firm of Thoits, Love, Hershberger, & McLean in Palo Alto, where he specialized in real estate transactions and litigation. Active in the local community, Walter is a board member of the Sequoia YMCA in Redwood City and a past member of the Palo Alto University Rotary Club. He is also a trained docent with Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District. Walter earned a Juris Doctorate from the University of California, Hastings College of Law, and a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Noelle Chambers Thurlow
Incoming Vice President of Conservation
Noelle joined POST in 2005 as a Conservation Project Manager for the land department team, where she managed acquisition and transfer projects. As Senior Director of Land Programs & Transactions, she oversees the strategic development and completion of complex land protection projects. Noelle is also a board member of TOGETHER Bay Area and the Friends of the Santa Clara Valley Habitat Agency.
Prior to joining POST, Noelle served as Associate Director of Land Protection for Willistown Conservation Trust, a land trust in southeastern Pennsylvania. A San Francisco Bay Area native, Noelle holds a master’s degree in Environmental Management from Duke University and a bachelor’s degree in Ecology from University of California, San Diego.