Geoffrey C. Given
Chair, Southern California Board

"NatureBridge's Santa Monica Mountains campus is supported by a local volunteer Advisory Board. We very much believe in the mission of teaching science and environmental education in nature's classroom to inspire a personal connection to the natural world and responsible actions to sustain it. Our Board consists of an amazing and generous group of people who support NatureBridge with their time, knowledge, talent, experience, and philanthropy."

Southern California Board Chair Geoffrey C. Given experienced NatureBridge environmental education programs firsthand as a student at Yosemite Institute in the 1980s. When he learned that NatureBridge wanted to expand to the Los Angeles area, Geoff was eager to help share this life-changing experience with youth in his own community.

Geoff is a principal at Given & Company, which provides tax, estate planning, business management, and trust administration services to individuals throughout Southern California. Previously, Geoff worked for Deloitte & Touche in Orange County and KMPG, where he restructured a public national transportation company and a public financial services company.

Geoff is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego. He received both his J.D. and his L.L.M. in taxation from the University of San Diego School of Law. He is a licensed member of the State Bar of California. Other affiliations include the Tax Section of the State Bar of California, the California Society of CPAs—Estate Planning Section, and the Practicewise Network.

Geoff began his involvement with NatureBridge as a member of the National Board of Directors, on which he continues to serve. Geoff is involved in several other community organizations, including the Next Generation of St. John's Health Center and Children's Bureau.

Geoff resides in Pacific Palisades, California, with his wife, Synthia, and daughters, Carlie and Harper.

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