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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.
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.
Nicole has worked in conservation ecology, specifically in California for over 20 years. She is a leader in the field of biodiversity stewardship, invasive species management, climate change adaptation and resilience science.
She worked as a Climate Adaptation Scientist and Terrestrial Biodiversity and Climate Change Collaborative Coordinator at the Dwight Center for Conservation Science, Pepperwood Foundation. She also held positions and conducted research at Duke University Nicholas School of the Environment, as well as at Climate Central, Franklin and Marshall College, The Nature Conservancy and the Environmental Defense Fund.
Nicole joined in January 2016 in the newly created position of Director of Conservation Science.
Nicole has a Ph.D. in Biological Sciences from Stanford University and a Bachelor's degree in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from Princeton University. She was a Post-doctoral Fellow at UC Santa Cruz, in Environmental Studies.
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.