Development Director Leaves Humboldt for New Position in Portland

May 16, 2014 –Nicole Spencer, Director of Development and Communications at the Sequoia Park Zoo Foundation, has left the Foundation for a new position as Senior Director of Development and Communications with The Freshwater Trust in Portland, Oregon, a non-profit organization dedicated to the restoration and preservation of freshwater ecosystems.

“During her three years with the Foundation, Nicole has been a driving force behind record levels of membership and fundraising totals,” said Chuck Dominick, Board President of the Sequoia Park Zoo Foundation.  “She has spearheaded significant improvements in marketing and communications with our membership, the public, our signature events and other fundraising activities. She will be missed.”

During her time at the Foundation Spencer helped launch the leadership phase of a capital campaign to complete the Watershed Heroes exhibit and led the rebranding of the Zoo’s website and marketing materials, including the implementation of a new social media strategy.

“Working at the zoo for the past three years has been an incredible experience for me.  I’m incredibly proud of all that we’ve accomplished together,” said Spencer. “I’m going to miss the close-knit zoo community and look forward to returning later in the summer for the Watershed Heroes grand opening.

Adds Dominick, “The Foundation has now reached a point where additional in-house capabilities are needed. As a result, we will shortly be initiating a search for an Executive Director to head up the next phase of our development.”

For more information:

Contact: Chuck Dominick, Board President
Phone: 707-442-1396
E-mail: ten.o1448402889ozkra1448402889paiou1448402889qes@k1448402889cuhc1448402889


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