Jeanette joined the IAE team in August of 2015 to manage our fund development efforts and help coordinate the office. She has an extensive background in nonprofit program management, program development, and fundraising, working previously for Oregon Cascades West Senior Services Foundation, Oregon Green Schools Association, Oregon PeaceWorks, and the Corvallis Environmental Center’s energy efficiency program & Earth Ball fundraisers. She holds a B.A. in Communications from Oregon State University. Jeanette’s passion for environmental issues and background in waste prevention has led to annual presentations at Master Recycler classes, and receiving the statewide Individual Recycler of the Year Award from the Association of Oregon Recyclers. She is presently the co-Team Leader of the Waste Prevention Action Team of the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition, and co-creator of the Corvallis-Area ReUse Directory.
Jeanette moved to Corvallis in 1982 as an “Army brat” and her family settled here for the long haul, which was a bit of a coming-home for this great-great-great-grand daughter of Oregon Trail pioneers. She enjoys organic gardening, rock hounding, modeling, singing, and raising her spirited daughter and two cats with her husband Steve.