Jenn is our Executive Director at NewStories and an ex officio member of our Board of Directors. She is a systems change facilitator, sense-maker and strategist. Her passion is for cultivating bold, creative, and participatory leadership to build capacity and create the conditions for happier, healthier, and more environmentally sustainable and resilient communities and workplaces. She has two decades of experience supporting and leading initiatives and collaborative networks at the intersections of climate action, food systems, community development, organizational development, and systems change. With a deep commitment to building connection and belonging, Jenn is on a lifelong learning journey around centring and integrating social justice, anti-racism, diversity, equity, inclusion, spirituality, and embodiment.
In her own community, Jenn is the Board Chair for the community’s food systems and food advocacy organization. She is also a member of the local Food Policy Council and is a member of the Coordinating Circle for the local Community Health Network. Some of her past work includes co-founding a nature-based elementary school program and supporting an UNESCO Biosphere initiative in the Salish Sea as a board member.
Jenn finds her inspiration in nature on the traditional lands and waters of the K’omoks First Nation on what is known as Vancouver Island in Canada with her husband, two children, and many four-legged friends. She provides facilitation and consulting services primarily to Vancouver Island, throughout the province of British Columbia, and in the Pacific Northwest.