We’re excited to welcome Jenny Zaso, our new Communications and Data Manager. She is here to tell the story of CFAC, analyze the impact of our work past, present and future, and connect CFAC with our community of supporters in new and exciting ways.
Jenny comes from a background in leadership, development and fundraising, communication and outreach, financial and strategic planning in both the non-profit conservation sector and for-profit corporate world. Most recently, she was the Executive Director at Five Valleys Land Trust and before that, Development and Outreach Director at the Jeannette Rankin Peace Center. She has an M.B.A. in Green Business and Non-Profit Management from Antioch University of New England.
Jenny has a long history of living and working in local agriculture. She grew up on a dairy farm in Western New York where her father leased conserved agricultural lands for his dairy operation. She went on to work at a community vegetable farm during graduate school, was a Board member of a county food pantry and hot meals program, The Community Kitchen, in Keene, New Hampshire and worked to protect farmland in New England as Development Director for the Monadnock Conservancy, a local land trust, serving 35 towns in Southwest NH.
In her free time, she loves to garden, hike, bike, fish, and kayak with her two pups, Lily and Andy, and her partner Billy. She is known for her campsite huckleberry pancakes, love of weeding, and dedication to multiple community causes.