Spring 2014: Capacity-Building Retreat at Wintergreen Studios
NCENN Retreat at the beautiful Wintergreen Studios!
This NCENN Retreat focused on Strategic Directions, Sustainable Fundraising, and Trends in Long-Term Sustainability, and featured Jill Ryan, Executive Director of Freshwater Future.
Jill Ryan received her bachelor’s degree in biology from Grand Valley State University in Michigan, her master’s degree in zoology from the University of Maine, and her law degree from Case Western Reserve University in Ohio. She has a background in nonprofit management and capacity building, environmental toxicology, and human services, and has taught environmental law and legal research.
Jill has held positions with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Chautauqua Area Girl Scout Council and is now the Executive Director of Freshwater Future, where she has been for over 14 years. Jill and her family live in Petoskey, Michigan where they enjoy kayaking, fishing, biking, hiking, swimming, skiing and camping. She grew up in Muskegon and spent many days fishing on Muskegon Lake and Lake Michigan.
Barbara King has worked with Centre for Sustainable Watersheds and its predecessor organization since 1999. Her role includes the development, management and delivery of Shoreline Living Programs – this includes capacity building and training, development and delivery of hands-on workshops, creation of demonstration sites and management of shoreline stewardship programs in eastern Ontario.