Galen Quaring
Chief Financial Officer

Through its focus on high quality, experiential-based education programs, NatureBridge is effectively connecting the next generation to the natural world.  On a daily basis it is thrilling to participate with Board members and staff who are informed by the best thinking in the fields of education and nonprofit management.  Coupled with an organizational commitment to building and maintaining a financially sustainable operation, NatureBridge is well-positioned to continue transforming young lives and ultimately the world we all share.

Galen has more that 20 years of financial management experience with three leading nonprofit environmental organizations. He first joined NatureBridge as Controller in 2010 and returned to NatureBridge in late 2015 after serving as Chief Financial Officer for another nonprofit organization. Galen is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a master’s degree in nonprofit management from the University of Washington. 
 
Galen feels fortunate to have grown up in an environment where being outdoors was a part of everyday life. As an adult, those formative experiences have continued to inform a broad range of professional and personal decisions, including a lifelong desire to enjoy, help protect and remain connected to the natural world, first in the Pacific Northwest and for the past twenty years in the Bay Area.  
 
When Galen is not working he enjoys rowing, telemark skiing and gardening with his partner Leigh in their urban California native garden.
 

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