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After a long career at Hewlett-Packard in product marketing, business management and strategy, Curt switched gears in 2003 to join the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. Most recently as Manager of Program Operations, he was responsible for a $185 million grant budget and oversaw a staff of nine. Curt is also an elected member of the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District Board representing Los Altos and Mountain View and has done so since 2006.
Joined POST as Vice President of Land
Curt has a bachelor's of science degree in mechanical engineering graduating summa cum laude from the University of Cincinnati. He also holds a Master's degree in Business Administration from Harvard Graduate School of Business
Daniel Olstein previously served for two years as the executive director of the River Exchange, a non-profit that promotes healthy watersheds in the headwaters of the Sacramento River. Before that he spent a decade with The Nature Conservancy in Florida, North Carolina and here in California, where he was the project director of the Conservancy's 1.5 million-acre Mount Hamilton Project.
Joined POST as Director of Land Stewardship.
Master's degree in Environmental Management from Duke University; Bachelor's degree in Neuroscience from Brown University.
Diane Cordova began her career managing human resources for Farella, Braun & Martel, a San Francisco law firm. She has 20 years of experience in human resources and has held leadership positions in technology, media and internet companies including Xerox, Imagine Media, and NBCi. Diane also serves on the Board of Directors of Kid Basix, LLC, an environmentally friendly children’s product company.
Diane leads talent acquisition, development and engagement.
B.A. in English and Creative Writing from UCLA.
Prior to joining POST, Gordon Clark worked for land trusts in Maine and Alaska, and for the Henry P. Kendall Foundation in Boston, which makes environmental grants. He currently serves as a docent for California State Parks and Recreation's San Mateo Sector.
Gordon joined POST as a conservation project manager for POST’s land department, where he worked on acquisitions. In 2010, he began splitting his time equally between POST’s major gifts team and the land department.
Master's degree in Environmental Management from Yale University; Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies and History from Bowdoin College.
Heather Kantor was the CFO/VP of Finance & Operations at several local non-profits, including the Marine Science Institute and Business for Social Responsibility. Prior to her non-profit work, she was the VP of Supply Chain Finance at Gap Inc. and a senior auditor at Coopers & Lybrand in Boston, where she received her CPA. Heather started her career as a park naturalist and environmental educator.
Joined POST as Chief Financial Officer
Master's in Business Administration from Simmons College in Boston; Master's in Experiential Education from Minnesota State University; Bachelor of Arts from Hampshire College in Amherst, MA.
Jeanine has worked with several science and environmental non-profits near Portland, Oregon. For seven years prior to joining POST, she was part of the planned giving team at Earthjustice in San Francisco. She is a member of the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning and the Northern California Planned Giving Council.
Joined POST as Director of Planned Giving.
Bachelors of Science in Biology from Linfield College.
Kathryn worked in the arts prior to joining POST. She is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and is a Peninsula Conservation Center Trust Fund Board Member.
Kathryn joined the annual giving team where she maintained data, coordinated communications and designed materials. She has grown to oversee strategy for the program.
Bachelors of Art in Architectural Studies from Connecticut College.
Linda Chin started her career as a speech and language therapist. Prior to coming to POST, she served as Director of Development at Abilities United in Palo Alto.
Joined POST as Director of Donor Engagement.
MBA from Santa Clara University; Masters and Bachelor degrees in Speech and Hearing Science from the University of Illinois. Linda also has her CFRE credential.
Liz began her career in the music industry, but she has spent the majority of her professional life in the nonprofit sector. Most recently, she was the Director of Marketing at the Oshman Family JCC, a cultural center with an emphasis on inclusion, education, health and the arts. Her time there inspired her to continue to pursue work that makes a positive impact, and she is delighted to have landed at POST.
Joined as Director of Marketing
Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from UCLA
Prior to joining POST, Marti spent many years at Silicon Valley companies large and small marketing products that ranged from chip technologies to e-commerce software solutions. Her specialties include digital demand generation, inbound marketing, social marketing and managing teams that have fun while producing great results.
Marti joined POST as the Senior Director of Marketing and Communications. She leads the team responsible for POST’s marketing, community outreach and publications.
Bachelor’s degree in International Economics from the University of California, Berkeley.
Megan’s professional career has been dedicated to the nonprofit sector. Just prior to joining the POST team, she held a variety of fundraising roles at Save the Redwoods League over 9 years. She grew up in Half Moon Bay and currently lives in Pescadero, and is honored to be in a position to raise funds that have lasting positive impacts on the landscapes and communities that she has such a strong personal connection to.
Joined as Senior Major Gifts Officer
Bachelors in International Relations at San Francisco State University
Prior to joining POST, Noelle Thurlow served as Associate Director of Land Protection for Willistown Conservation Trust, a land trust in southeastern Pennsylvania.
Noelle joined POST as a Conservation Project Manager for the land department team, where she managed acquisition and transfer projects. In her current role, she oversees the strategic development and completion of complex land protection projects.
Master's degree in Environmental Management from Duke University; Bachelor's degree in Ecology from University of California, San Diego.