Gary joined the Foundation in July 2013, and he is a Program Officer in the Environment Program. Gary leads the Foundation’s Land portfolio, which advances the conservation and stewardship of California’s remarkable natural resources. Gary has more than a dozen years of experience implementing conservation strategies in California. Prior to joining the Foundation, he served as a Program Officer at the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation designing and implementing strategies to conserve terrestrial ecosystems. Gary was Executive Director of the Point Reyes National Seashore Association, a nonprofit that works closely with the National Park Service to implement a variety of conservation projects ranging from wetlands restoration and endangered species protection to environmental education. He also served in leadership positions for two San Francisco-based nonprofits. Gary completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science at Grinnell College and Master’s level course work at the University of Indiana.