Liz joined the Board of the Santa Fe Watershed Association in the fall of 2019, bringing more than two decades of experience as a professional fundraiser in New Mexico. Liz’s current day job is Director of Philanthropy at the New Mexico Environmental Law Center, a nonprofit public-interest law firm providing pro bono legal services to communities across New Mexico fighting to protect their air, land and water from contamination and degradation. Previous work experiences include fundraising positions at the School for Advanced Research and Las Cumbres Community Services. Before moving to Santa Fe some 26 years ago, Liz worked in Washington, DC, on an international media project in the days when communication was accomplished via fax and landline telephones.
Liz received her BA in English Literature with a minor in Spanish from Colgate University in upstate New York. She still loves to read, when time allows. Liz’s hobbies these days include entertaining her dog Lulu, keeping in touch with her two kids who have flown the coop, and trying to get back to the outdoors as a former rock climber and continuing outdoor enthusiast. She also is an Intern in the Master Gardener class of 2020, learning what to plant in a warming and drying climate.