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Morgan Patton, Executive Director

Morgan is a fifth-generation Marin County resident and environmental advocate raised in the Sonoma Valley and West Marin. Holding a deep appreciation for the environment and environmental education, Morgan joined EAC in 2011 and strengthened the organization with her project management, membership relationship management, and communications background, which were developed over a decade in the health and wellness industry. In 2015, she began to build community through a process called “citizen-science” that promotes civic engagement through coastal and marine science education in collaboration with the Point Reyes National Seashore and California Academy of Sciences. Morgan spent her childhood in Dogtown on her great-grandmother's property and has fond memories of Bolinas and Stinson beaches, of horseback riding on our trails and exploring the outdoors. Morgan is a graduate of Dominican University with a B.A. in Humanities with a concentration in Environment, Culture, and Sustainability and is currently working towards her Masters Degree in Public Administration. 

Ashley Eagle-Gibbs, Esq. Conservation Director

Ashley is a Marin County native and brings with her a strong background in environmental policy and advocacy. Ashley’s love of the outdoors and desire to preserve the environment prompted her to obtain a law degree from Golden Gate University School of Law, where she graduated with Certificates of Specialization in both Public Interest and Environmental Law with Distinction. While Ashley studied law at night, she worked as a Legal Secretary for Lawyers for Clean Water. During law school, Ashley also worked as a certified student clinician at Golden Gate’s Environmental Law and Justice Clinic and interned at the Center for Biological Diversity. Following law school, Ashley volunteered at the Natural Resources Defense Council, where she worked on the India Initiative, a project designed to increase United States and India’s cooperation on energy efficiency and climate change. Following her work with the Natural Resources Defense Council, Ashley re-joined Lawyers for Clean Water as an Associate Attorney where she worked on water quality issues. Ashley is a graduate of the University of Puget Sound, where she obtained a B.A. in Comparative Sociology, with minors in French and Environmental Studies.
 

Jessica Taylor, Development & Outreach Director

Jessica’s first love of the outdoors came as a young child in Illinois where she spent whole days playing outside, collecting fireflies, riding bikes and tilling the soil in her Grandma’s backyard. Later, family camping trips fueled her desire to find a career in the outdoors. Her professional career has included working as a crew leader for the Youth Conservation Corps for three summers in Yosemite National Park, as an Interpretive Park Guide and Volunteer Coordinator for Point Reyes National Seashore for seven years, and as the Annual Fund Manager for Point Reyes National Seashore Association for 9.5 years. She brings with her years of experience in development, managing events, working with volunteers and youth, while bringing with her a deep sense of connection to the park, people and places that make up our West Marin community. Jessica holds a B.A. in Communications with a minor in Public Relations from Sonoma State University, an A.S. in Forestry with a minor in Interpretation and an A.A. degree from Reedley College.