Jennifer joined SASE as its first full time Office Manager in August, 2014. She currently serves as the Director of Finance and Operations supporting the Executive Director in SASE’s growth and development, leading all financial and operational activity. She also serves as the staff lead for individual giving, the SASEsmiles Grant Program, and the awards programs including: Leadership Awards, Achievement Awards, and SASEsalutes. She brings more than 20 years of non-profit administration and organizational management experience to the team.
Jennifer holds a BS and a MS in Environmental Horticultural Science from the University of Florida. In graduate school she also minored in Non-Profit Administration with a key focus on public budgeting and finance. She has served as an Executive Director of a non-profit botanical garden, a Major Gifts Director for a national non-profit foundation, and a Program Director for an environmentally focused non-profit organization. In her spare time Jennifer enjoys gardening, cooking, hiking, and travel.