We are pleased to announce that WiserEarth has a new team member, Alex Deans, who will be focused on grant writing and development for WiserEarth. Alex will be replacing Kerry Vineberg, who is getting ready to do conservation work in Madagascar.

Alex comes to use as a former Peace Corps Volunteer working on environmental education in Morocco. He lives and works in a small Berber village located at 6,000 ft in the Atlas Mountains. Besides working on water and waste management, he taught general environmental education, and initiated a botanical inventory of over 200 species found in the Jbel Toubkal National Park.

Previously, Alex worked for three years with the Youth Conservation Corps in Illinois as Development Director where he helped double their budget.

Some interesting facts about Alex we have gathered so far:

  • He can speak Berber, Spanish, Korean, French and English
  • During a 10 day trip through the Toubkal National Park, he lived off the land eating walnuts and apples
  • In his spare time, he likes to read, snowboard, rock climb and garden
  • His favorite food is Mexican!

We are thrilled that Alex has decided to join our team. He will be working closely with Peggy and Angus in the Sausalito office.

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