Brandi’s desire to protect our natural environment began as a kindergartener when she began to unabashedly called strangers “litter bugs” and spend all her seasons in Michigan outdoors. Her environmental activism and ability to increase others’ awareness on such issues were furthered through her ecological education, conservation-based volunteerism, and lobbying for more sustainable practices in her workplace and beyond. After acquiring her BA in Communications and Advertising, she moved West to pursue her dual love of sustainability and service.
Brandi manages the Urban Lands workshop program and coordinates special events such as the Annual Native Plant Sale. She is your go-to person if you are interested in touring EMSWCD's sustainable garden, having an educational presentation at your community meeting or event, or for collaborating to promote programs.
Coming to EMSWCD with now five years of experience in environmental restoration and three years of community outreach and education, Brandi aims to use her past experience and passion for conservation, community building, and equity to help people better care for our land and water as the Urban Lands Outreach and Education Intern.
Brandi serves on EMSWCD’s staff-led Equity Team. The Team consists of representatives from each program area, the management team, and the board. Together they work to elevate EMSWCD’s awareness, sensitivity, and response to the equity concerns of our communities related to natural resource management and environmental justice. Reach out to Brandi with questions or concerns about our equity work.