Executive Director & EcoNews Editor
A resident of Eureka since 2017, Caroline Griffith is an avid public meeting attendee and can often be found at City Council and Board of Supervisors meetings. When asked as a kid what she thought she might be when she was 35, her response was “environmental something”. That prediction was fairly accurate, as environmentalism has been a factor in much of the political work that she has done. She is excited to highlight the intersections of environmentalism and social justice that are happening in Humboldt County.
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Environmental Policy Advisor
Larry Glass is a life-long environmental advocate and former retail business owner for 40 years. He has served in various capacities on the NEC board for over 35 years – currently presiding as Board President and Executive Director, plus serving as the NEC’s forest advisor. Larry was elected to the Eureka City Council and served four years (2006-2010). His knowledge of local environmental issues and experience as a community leader proves a vital component of the NEC. Larry sits on the NEC’s Conservation, Personnel, Tech, Finance, Board Development and EcoNews Committees. Larry is also President and Executive Director of Safe Alternatives for our Forest Environment (S.A.F.E.), Trinity County’s environmental voice since 1979. Larry is a resident of both Trinity and Humboldt County, giving him a unique perspective for both groups.
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Carlrey Arroyo, Xicanx with Yoeme roots, has been a guest on Wiyot land since 2013. They received their B.A. in Environmental Studies from Humboldt State University with an emphasis on community organizing in 2017. As a community member, they have organized for land defense and water protection, racial justice, food equity, and mutual-aid networks. Carlrey is a farmer, an artist, and an active believer in the power of community. Email: email@example.com (they/them)
My name is Chelsea Pulliam. I currently reside in Bellingham, WA and am honored to live in the ancestral homelands of the Coast Salish People, specifically the Lummi Nation and Nooksack Tribe. I have lived in the beautiful bioregion of Cascadia since 2011 and have a deep attachment to the forests, mountains, waters, and culture of the pacific northwest. I graduated from H.S.U. in 2015 with a degree in Environmental Education. I am passionate about direct-action activism, solutions journalism, environmental psychology, EcoSomatics, and graphic design. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (she/her)
Coastal Programs Coordinator
Sable Odry graduated from Cal Poly Humboldt in 2017 with a degree in Environmental Management and Protection Planning. In the thirteen years that they’ve lived in the area, they’ve appreciated getting to connect with the environment and community in different ways. From local government, to farming, to volunteering, now they’re excited to be a part of NEC’S work in advocating for environmental and social justice. Outside of the NEC, they enjoy adventuring with their pup Griffin, helping put on drag shows, and running their seasonal florist business.
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Elena Bilheimer is majoring in Environmental Studies with a minor in Journalism at HSU. In her studies she has mainly focused on the importance of incorporating social justice with environmental activism to work towards creating a more liberated and sustainable world. She is especially interested in learning more about how art, design, and writing can be used as tangible tools to promote activism. Her passions include being outside, camping, gardening, reading, design, and cooking. Elena is looking forward to being part of the NEC team and contributing to such an important Humboldt organization!
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Programs & Advancement
A descendent of the Visayas and Mindanao and growing up on the California coast, Tali has been alongside the Pacific for generations. They have been a guest in Wiyot territory since 2016. Majority of the time, you’d catch them in their community garden, planting flowers or harvesting herbs for medicine-making. At the NEC, Tali wants to primarily uplift local Indigenous and grassroots environmental protection efforts, collaborations with houseless and other marginalized community members, and connections between social injustices and environmental harms.
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Moxie Alvarnaz is a Queer Kanaka Maoli (Native Hawaiian) and a guest in Wiyot Homelands since their youth. Mox holds a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and focuses their scholarship on liberatory movements and the relationships between industrial extraction and state violence. They have been involved in a variety of environmental and social movements, mutual aid organizing, and direct action. Mox firmly believes in the possibility of crafting revolutionary anti-colonial coalitions which reject green capitalist rationales. You can usually catch Mox in the NEC office scrambling to finish an EcoNews piece on environmental movements or working on an event flier. In their spare time, Mox nourishes soil at a local queer farming commune.
My name is Griselda Valdez. I am a first-generation student at Cal-Poly Humboldt. I am getting my degree in Environmental Science and Management with a concentration in Education and Interpretation, as well as pursuing a minor in Parks Administration. This summer, I am working with EcoNews as an archiving intern. I am excited to learn and grow. I love living in Humboldt and enjoy taking nature walks, biking, and baking and recently started looking for agates.
Dezmond Remington is an EcoNews intern and a managing editor for The Lumberjack. He got into journalism when he read way too much Hunter S. Thompson when he was 15. Hailing from Albany, Ore., he likes writing about the flat-out bizarre things and people that make up life. He loves running out in the forest and spending too much time and money on backpacking gear. He hopes that someday he’ll be able to write in-depth features and profiles for a living. You can reach Dezmond at firstname.lastname@example.org if you feel like maybe making a friend.