Welcome Jenna Smith – New Vision Weaver
Spokes is pleased to introduce the newest member of our team, Jenna Smith. Jenna will be Spokes’ Vision Weaver and responsible for creating and providing services that will help our member organizations achieve their visions. Does she look familiar to you? Jenna was most recently the Executive Director of Central Coast Grown, the nonprofit organization spearheading the development of the San Luis Obispo City Farm and a Spokes member organization. Perhaps you met Jenna in one of Spokes workshops and classes? If you did, you already know how friendly she is and the passion she has for the work of the nonprofit sector. We are thrilled to have her on our team, contributing her experiences as a nonprofit leader to help strengthen our member programs and services!
Jenna has been in the nonprofit sector for several years, beginning in graduate school where she received a dual masters in Natural Resources and Sustainable Development from American University in Washington, D.C. and the United Nations University for Peace in Costa Rica. While abroad, she looked closely at how communities with limited resources develop in a meaningful way. She knew she wanted to bring her international experience back to her local community and focus on sustainable community development in the United States. For the last three years, that has meant serving as the Executive Director of the San Luis Obispo based 501c(3) Central Coast Grown. Jenna is excited to now support a multitude of nonprofits in our Central Coast Community through her role at SPOKES. This wide-scale impact on our community is what excites her most about joining the SPOKES team!
Where’s Julia? Still at Spokes – now as our Community Trailblazer!
As Jenna assumes responsibilities for our member services, Julia moves into her new role directing Spokes’ resource development activities as our new Community Trailblazer. Please join us in congratulating Julia on her new responsibilities when you see her next. And, if you know of anyone who may want to learn more about Spokes and contribute to our mission, please send them to Julia at [email protected]!