Vice President of Philanthropy

Liz joined the CVNM team in May 2020, bringing more than 30 years of experience covering all aspects of nonprofit fundraising. Previously she served as Director of Philanthropy at the New Mexico Environmental Law Center, and earlier worked in fundraising roles at the School for Advanced Research and Las Cumbres Community Services. She earned her Certified Fundraising Executive credential in 2013.

Liz began her professional life as a journalist, working as a reporter for the Associated Press in New York City, a freelance writer in Paris, and a feature writer for the Foreign Service Journal in Washington, DC. Before moving to Santa Fe in 1998, Liz worked in her first environmental job in DC, on an international media project that explored the links between environmental degradation and women’s health.

Born in DC, Liz grew up in Turkey, Germany, and Canada as the daughter of a diplomat. When her father left the service, her family moved to a small town in Iowa. Liz received her BA in English Literature with a minor in Spanish from Colgate University. A recovering rock climber and mountain biker, she moved to Santa Fe (where her parents had relocated) to spend more time outdoors. Some 30 years, two children, and two dogs later, she is still here working to protect people and the environment in the Land of Enchantment.