Greetings! My name is Carolyn Candela, and I’m the new Development and Operations Manager at Cascadia Wildlands. I am currently finishing up my Masters degree in Nonprofit Management at the University of Oregon. I came onto the staff part time at the beginning of May, and will be transitioning into a full time position by the end of June. Many of you who gave during our Spring Appeal already know my name because you have received acknowledgment letters and e-mails from me. Thank you again to all who gave this spring!
This summer, I will be in charge of Pints Gone Wild!, our monthly Ninkasi fundraiser where 25% of all pint sales go to support Cascadia Wildlands. Currently, I am keeping my ears open for a band to play at September’s event. If you know of any local bands that you think would like to play, please let me know! I hope to see some of you that I haven’t had the chance to meet yet at one (or more!) of these events. There will be further information coming out about Pints! in our next e-news. I’m also looking forward to promoting Cascadia Wildlands at other community events this summer, including the Oregon Country Fair and Whitaker Block Party.
Talking about other events. Right now, I am working on organizing a Northwest book tour this September promoting the release of the paperback version of Todd Wilkinson’s new book, Last Stand, which chronicles Ted Turner’s life and his approach to conservation. Our ED Bob Ferris will be touring with Todd and talking about Cascadia Wildlands version of conservation. We are currently looking to secure a venues in Eugene, Portland, Seattle, Bellingham and Vancouver, BC. If you know of a venue that may be willing to host us, please let me know. There will be more details on the book tour coming soon. Pretty exciting!
I will also be sending out a survey during the summer months that will allow me to learn more about you, and your interests in supporting Cascadia Wildlands. I’m really excited to get to know each of you more personally through our various donor campaigns and events!
As I have mentioned, I’m very excited about getting to know each and every one of you, and becoming more familiar with your individual interests in Cascadia Wildlands. I’m looking to arrange several house parties and dinner events where we can meet and get to know each other better. I’d also like to hear about any suggestions that you may have for social gatherings. Would any of you be interested in hosting a social event, such as a house party?
If you have any questions, or would like to say hello and introduce yourself, please contact me at carolyn [at] cascwild.org. I look forward to hearing from all of you in the coming months!
Thank you for all of your wonderful support!