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Redwoods Magazine Spring Summer 2020


Welcome to select stories from Redwoods, featuring Forever Forest: The Campaign for the Redwoods. As Save the Redwoods League perseveres during an unprecedented global crisis, we’ve been advancing our mission to protect, restore, and connect all people with the redwoods. We invite you to read about the flagship projects of Forever Forest: The Campaign for the Redwoods, which supports our ambitious vision for the next century of redwoods conservation. Together, we can progress toward a brighter future through resilient, healthy forests and extraordinary parks. Learn how our mission can be a central element of our collective recovery, and check back each week in June 2020 for more features from this edition.

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President and CEO
Sam Hodder

Chief Marketing and Communications Officer and Editorial Director
Jennifer Benito-Kowalski

Director of Communications and Editor
Garrison Frost

Senior Manager of Marketing Communications and Managing Editor
Jennifer Charney

Writer/Storyteller and Editor
Dana Poblete

Print Art Direction and Design
Day Projects

Digital Marketing Manager
Marcos Castineiras

Digital Marketing Specialist
Caleb Castle



Since 1918, Save the Redwoods League has protected and restored redwood forests and connected people with their peace and beauty so these wonders of the natural world flourish. Your donations help us purchase redwood forests and the surrounding lands needed to nurture them; regenerate logged forests so they become spectacular havens for future generations; study how to best protect and restore these global treasures; and connect people with these magical places.


Teresa BakerTeresa Baker is the founder of The Outdoor CEO Diversity Pledge, which pairs leading outdoor brands in one-on-one relationships with inclusion advocates to advance representation for people of color across the industry.
Daniel GorostietaDaniel Gorostieta is an outdoor and commercial photographer based in San Francisco. His work focuses on documenting the beauty of the natural world.
Jessica CarterJessica Carter joined the League in December 2018 as the Director of Parks & Public Engagement, bringing a wealth of experience in developing visitor facilities and public programs at park destinations
Leslie ParraLeslie Parra joined the League as the Outreach Program Manager in 2019, offering 15 years of experience in community outreach in environmental and science education for youths and families in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Max ForsterMax Forster is a coast redwood enthusiast and photographer based in Humboldt County, California. His work has been published by American Forests and various online outlets
Alisha LaboricoAlisha Laborico, owner of Fig & Olive Photography, discovered her passion for photography a few years into practicing medicine in San Francisco. Shortly after relocating to Alameda with her family, she began to pursue it full time.
Victoria ReederVictoria Reeder is a conservation photographer excited about preserving redwoods and working to help all of us have equal access to nature. Her work has been published in Audubon, Alpinist, outdoor adventure books, and various online publications.
Dana PobleteDana Poblete joined the League in 2019 as Writer/Storyteller and Editor, bringing broad experience covering sustainability-focused lifestyles, travel, and environmental advocacy for print magazines, nonprofits, and mission-driven brands.
Garrison FrostGarrison Frost joined Save the Redwoods League in 2019 as its Director of Communications.
Joan HamiltonJoan Hamilton produces videos for people who love the outdoors and want to know more about the San Francisco Bay Area’s plants, animals, and history. She’s a former editor-in-chief of Sierra and was top editor at Climbing and High Country News.
Deborah WhiteDeborah White joined the League’s staff in 2012 and served as the Associate Director of Development. She is now the Director of Gift Planning. She brings over a decade’s worth of experience fundraising for conservation organizations in the Bay Area.
Juliet GrableJuliet Grable is a writer based in Southern Oregon. Her work has been published in Sierra, Audubon, Earth Island Journal, and other national and regional publications.
Kelsey PirasKelsey Piras is a writer and editor based in London. Her Northern California roots and time among the redwoods are endless sources of inspiration and awe.
Emily HarwitzEmily Harwitz joined Save the Redwoods League in 2018 as the Conservation Programs Assistant. She loves nature, adventure, and exploring the world at large.