We are thrilled to welcome Barbara “Bella” French to the Preservation Trust family. Bella joins our staff as Membership and Outreach Manager, replacing Diana Stepita (who recently retired).
Over the course of Bella’s eight years at The Nature Conservancy of Washington (TNC), she directed their volunteer program, oversaw marketing, membership and special events, and supervised restoration projects on TNC preserves.
Bella has held a longtime passion for the San Juan Islands. “I’ve always been a country girl at heart and am thrilled to be joining San Juan Preservation Trust to help protect one of my favorite places on Earth,” she says. “I’ve spent time on the islands since early college years, and although I’ve traveled to more than 20 countries around the world, the San Juans have remained dear to me. I’m looking forward to getting out to see all of the special places the Trust has protected.”
As Bella fully satisfied our search for an individual who can both expand our membership and engage our island communities, we feel this is a match made in heaven.