Staff Profiles

Wright Elliott

Executive Director
Phone: 650-493-8000 ext. 1
Elliott brings twelve years of experience in nonprofit leadership, management, development, and environmental education. At The Nature Conservancy Elliott served as a Campaign Director of the Northern Sierra Partnership and Senior Associate Director of Development for six years. During this time Elliott focused on the landscapes of California, and international strategies including projects in the Solomon Islands, China, Africa, and Palmyra Atoll. Elliott has led or played part in dozens of conservation campaigns protecting land, marine protected areas, rivers, and advancing a variety of environmental education initiatives. Elliott worked for three years in urban forestry with Canopy and two years in redwood forest conservation with Sempervirens Fund. Since 2009, Elliott has been leading trips and programs for National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) and REI. Elliott has a B.A. from Bowdoin College in Maine, with a double major in Environmental Science, History, and a minor in Conservation Biology. Elliott was a Senior Program Officer with El Pomar Foundation where he was part of a three-year fellowship in nonprofit leadership and management. Elliott is a California Naturalist and is often on hikes with his family.