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Executive Director & EcoNews Coordinator

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.

Email: carolinenecmail@gmail.com

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.

Email: larryglass71@gmail.com

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: Carlreynec@gmail.com



Chelsea Pulliam moved to the North Coast in 2011 and graduated from H.S.U. with a degree in Environmental Education in 2015. Her time in Humboldt has cultivated a deep love for California’s unique landscapes, and a passion for sustainability. She is also passionate about direct-action activism, solutions journalism, environmental psychology, effective environmental communication, and graphic design. 

Email: chelseanec1@gmail.com


Coastal Programs Coordinator

Ivy Munnerlyn moved to Humboldt County in 2019 to study Wildlife Biology at HSU and explore the beauty of the Northcoast. Her interests include botany, marine science, Indigenous natural resource knowledge, wildlife rehabilitation, and citizen science. These diverse interests came into focus during her time studying Biology at Cabrillo College in Santa Cruz, CA. Ivy has a deep sense of curiosity about and responsibility for the natural world and its human and non-human inhabitants. She is very excited for the opportunity to serve the Humboldt community as Coastal Programs Coordinator for the NEC!

Email: ivynecmail@gmail.com


Office & Event Support Staff

Reina Trombetta is an Environmental Science and Management Major at Humboldt State University, with an emphasis in Education and Interpretation. She is from Pacific Grove California and has grown up enjoying the natural resources and developed a passion for science at a young age. Her interests are in environmental education, and working with the community to inspire the next generation of environmentalists. Reina’s hobbies outside of school include hiking, exploring the tidepools, caring for houseplants, and cooking. She is very excited for this new opportunity to work with the NEC and her community! 

Email: reinanecmail@gmail.com


EcoNews Journalism Intern

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!

Email: elenahbilheimer@gmail.com


Coastal Programs Intern

Lea is a recent graduate of Northcoast Preparatory Academy and is currently taking a gap year before attending college. She has been involved in environmental activism in our local community for several years. She founded the Ocean Protection Club at her high school, which focused on community cleanups and educating elementary school students about their plastic footprint. She has spoken at Arcata City Council meetings in an effort to restrict single-use plastics in restaurants and city facilities. In her free time Lea enjoys walking to the beach, playing with her dogs, and creating art projects.

Email: lea@cherylnpat.com