Micah has 25 years of experience as a climate and clean energy advocate, community organizer, and nonprofit director. She serves on the national 350 Network Council and was a founding board member of 350 Colorado Action, Community Fruit Rescue, as well as Colorado Rising and Safe & Healthy Colorado, which organized ballot initiative efforts to protect communities from fracking in 2018 and 2020. She serves on the 350 National Network Council and the City of Boulder’s Clean Energy Technical Team. She is a spokesperson for Colorado Coalition for a Livable Climate, with 34 member groups in CO. Micah was recognized as a 2017 “City of Boulder Hometown Hero” and received a 2014 “FearLess Women Leading GREEN” award, Sierra Club’s 2007 Delta Chapter Black Bear Award. She is the mother of two teenage daughters who fuel her passion to build a powerful climate and clean energy movement, create resilient communities and transition to a sustainable future.Micah(at)350colorado.org
Julia Williams, Communications and Development Director
In addition to a B.S. in Environmental Science and Policy and a minor in public relations, Julia has over five years of communications, community organizing and fundraising experience. From leading campaigns that removed 62,000 pounds of trash from Orange County’s coastline to helping organize 10,000 climate strikers in Colorado last fall, Julia is an expert in mobilizing thousands of volunteers for social movements. outreach(at)350colorado.org
Deborah McNamara, Campaigns Director
Deb comes to 350 Colorado with over 15 years of non-profit experience with a focus on sustainability education and action, empowering grassroots leadership, climate change, and sustainable food. She studied Environmental Policy at Boston University and received a Master’s degree in Environmental Leadership from Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado. Campaigns(at)350colorado.org
Chelsea Alexander, Movement Building & Volunteer Director
Chelsea began working in the volunteer management field nearly 10 years ago at an animal shelter in Bloomington, IN. Her work in justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion led to her nomination for a ‘Be More’ Award from the city of Bloomington in 2014. In Chicago she pursued a career in volunteer management Chelsea built volunteer programs, created partnerships, streamlined operations, and planned organizational-wide events. Chelsea enjoys playing piano and ukulele, traveling to new places, hiking/spending time outdoors, and spending time with her cat and her husband. Hablo Español Chelsea(at)350colorado.org
As a long-time youth advocate for progressive politics, Giselle became increasingly alarmed by the “business as usual” way of thinking and acting in the shadow of the climate crisis. Growing up in Boulder County, she witnessed vibrant communities and ecosystems being drained by the oil and gas industry, and decided she had to step up. Her passion for environmental activism inspired her to work with 350 Colorado to mobilize local activists, engage with Colorado legislators, and take an active role in promoting fossil fuel divestment. Knowing that our health is directly dependent on the health of the ecosystems we inhabit, she intends to continue to stand as a voice of hope for current and future generations in the fight for a just, equitable, and sustainable future. Hablo EspañolGiselle(at)350colorado.org
Kate Christensen, Oil and Gas Campaign Coordinator
Kate dove headfirst into the fracking fight in 2017 when the land around her house, her kids’ school and nearby open space was optioned for drilling by Extraction. She worked every angle, including helping to found a neighborhood group (Together Against Neighborhood Drilling) which launched a crowd-funded anti-fracking campaign (Don’t Frack With Colorado). They submitted an amicus brief for the Martinez v COGCC case that focused on environmental justice. As a part of TAND, Kate supported 112 by collecting signatures, bannering, setting up yard sign distribution, training people in phone banking and text banking, and even doing Facebook live events. She went down to the state capitol to testify for bills (often with kids in tow) including SB 181. She has also testified at the COGCC and her local city council. She speaks Spanish and helped organize an oil and gas 101 for her kids’ school for Spanish and English-speaking families. Kate is very excited to be a part of the 350 Colorado team! Hablo EspañolKate(at)350colorado.org
Duncan Gilchrist, Climate Policy Analyst
Duncan grew up in the Hudson River Valley of New York State, studied International Environmental Politics at American University in Washington, DC and more recently obtained his MPA degree from CU Denver’s School of Public Affairs, concentrating in environmental policy, management and law. For the entirety of his adult life, Duncan has worked to advance public policy solutions that will bring our society beyond the climate catastrophe towards a prosperous, human-centered, low-carbon economy. Duncan co-founded American University’s Fossil-Fuel divestment campaign in 2013, led a grassroots campaign to convince his conservative home town government to adopt its first ever climate policy in 2015, and registered 400+ hundreds of Coloradans to vote as a political organizer for New Era Colorado during the 2017 and 2018 election cycles. In his free-time, Duncan plays acoustic guitar at open mics, participates in a men’s emotional health circle and is a father to 20+ house plants. Duncan(at)350colorado.org
Josie Gilmore, Regenerative Ag & Local Food Campaign Coordinator
Originally hailing from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Josie comes to 350 Colorado with a double B.A. in Environmental Science and Economics from the University of Michigan. Josie also studied in Denmark for 5 months through a program focused on sustainable food and business models. Josie’s passion for sustainable food systems started while working with a small-scale local farm in Pennsylvania for 7 years. She also has 3 years of experience working as a student manager at University of Michigan’s Campus Farm where she gained a deep-rooted appreciation for regenerative agriculture. When Josie is not advocating for the earth and getting your hands dirty, she loves hiking, playing soccer, and reading. Josie(at)350colorado.org
Will Hodges, 350 Roaring Fork Coordinator
Born and raised in the Roaring Fork Valley, Will was an instructor for Outward Bound in Utah and then taught high school history in Arizona and Mexico City. Recently, he has also taught English as a Second Language at CMC and several other organizations. He is active with Sanctuary Unidos, advocating for immigrant rights, and Mountain Voices Project, a broad-based community organization working for economic justice and civic engagement. Besides social justice and environmental activism, he loves biking, running, skiing and strumming a guitar. Will(at)350colorado.org
Micaela Iron Shell-Dominguez, 350 Metro Denver Team Coordinator
Micaela Iron Shell-Dominguez is a Sicangu Lakota and Xicana that was born and raised in the Mile High City aka Denver, Colorado, and Vice-chair and board member for the International Indigenous Youth Council an all youth-based organization that started as a grassroots organization in Standing Rock fighting the Dakota Access pipeline. She is also the co-founder of Womxn from the Mountain raising awareness on our Missing and Murdered Indigenous women, girls, and two-spirit relatives. This summer she helped found Peoples Action Collective and this fall became the new Denver team coordinator for 350 Colorado. She is a womxn of many traits and loves to live life to the fullest. She was raised by a strong line of matriarchs. From her great-grandmother to her grandmother, to her mother, and herself. She was shown the power when strong womxn work together and empower one another. Micaela works to bring womxn of all backgrounds together in a way that allows them to empower each other, and create strong matriarchal bonds for future generations. Her continued pursuit is to help spread awareness and stop the violence of our womxn and our two-spirit people have endured for centuries. Micaela(at)350colorado.org
Jenna Morrow, 350 Northern Colorado Team Coordinator
Jenna is an unconventional environmental educator passionate about equitable and sustainable access to nature for all people. Jenna joined the 350 Colorado family in 2019 when she was the Volunteer Coordinator and Justice Equity Diversity and Inclusion Director Assistant. Her work focused on the closure of one of the last urban coal plants in the nation, the Drake Coal plant, which will burn its last plumes of toxic smoke Sept 1, 2021. Military service brought Jenna to Colorado Springs where she earned her bachelors in Geography and Environmental Studies from University of Colorado in Colorado Springs. Now as the NoCo team coordinator, she is excited to bring her experience to the fight to stop fracking in Larimer and Weld county. Jenna(at)350colorado.org
Charlea Howard, 350 Colorado Springs Team Coordinator
Charlea is an active member of environmental advocacy and preservation in Colorado Springs and surrounding communities. Born and raised in Colorado, Charles grew up hiking and camping in the shelter of beautiful pines and aspens and, of course, the magnificent Rocky Mountains. She is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies and Sustainability from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. With an immense passion for both human and animal rights, she has attended many climate strikes hosted by 350CO and is a huge proponent of locally-sourced living. Charlea’s personal interests include volunteering at the Farmer’s market, crafting stained glass projects, or cooking and baking new vegan recipes. She spends weekends scouting out new hikes that she hasn’t done yet, something that never proves too difficult in her outstandingly beautiful home state. Charlea(at)350colorado.org
Moriah Mozingo, Administrative Assistant
Having volunteered for 350 Colorado since September 2011, Moriah brought all the passion and support with her to serve on staff as administrative point person/budgetary support in December 2019. Moriah brings to this position 10 years of financial advising, fiscal preparations and trades for foreign and domestic entities, portfolio and fund of funds management as well as small business start-up experience. She has worked in event planning/organizing and administrative roles throughout her career and is delighted to support as such in what she considers a far more noble and global cause in her position with 350 Colorado. Info(at)350colorado.org
350 Colorado Board of Directors
Barbara Donachy, Board of Directors, President, Denver, CO
email, 350 Colorado Board of Directors; Semi-Retired Studio Artist and Arts Activist; Climate Activist
Barbara has been a resident of Colorado for 44 years. She lives in Denver as do her three children and one grandchild. Like her, they all love our beautiful rivers, mountains, forests, plains, and climate. Barbara spent 25 years as a studio artist and arts activist, another seven as a nonprofit coordinator, and five as a residential counselor with the Coalition for the Homeless while studying for a master’s degree in public health. She is a Quaker and practicing Buddhist, and is semi-retired. About four years ago she was awakened to climate change as an extreme crisis after watching Chasing Ice. Since then she has devoted her time to trying to put the brakes on climate change through working on ballot initiatives, lobbying, doing research, distributing flyers, and showing up.
“I admire the on-the-ground methods and philosophy of 350 and feel nourished by working alongside committed and like-minded people to bring about change. That’s why I serve on the 350 Colorado board.” – Barbara Donachy
Irina Sedova, Board of Directors, Vice-President, Longmont, CO
Irina serves as Director at Principium Investments, an asset management firm specializing in environmentally and socially responsible investing. Prior to moving to Colorado, Irina managed poverty alleviation, economic development, and human rights programs in Africa, Asia, and Eastern Europe. In 2013, she experienced first-hand the devastating effects of intensifying storms as her residence, along with many others, was ravaged by floods in Lyons, CO. As a Colorado Master Gardener with a keen interest in permaculture, Irina is working with our Boulder chapter to promote local organic food and regenerative agriculture practices as climate change solutions.
“I am active in the 350 Colorado campaign to encourage individuals and institutions to divest from fossil fuels and reinvest in climate change solutions. I focus my efforts on climate change because it is one of the most pressing and cross-cutting issues of our time.” – Irina Sedova
Amy Allen, Board of Directors, Secretary, Lakewood, Colorado
Amy works as an engineer in the energy efficiency field, and is pursuing a Ph.D. in architectural engineering. As part of 350 Colorado, Amy has focused her efforts on fighting fracking, and she is also interested in regulatory policy, and advancing renewable energy.
Patricia Garcia-Nelson, Board of Directors, Treasurer, Greeley, CO
Patricia Garcia-Nelson was born and raised in Northern Colorado. Her family has lived in Greeley since her parents immigrated from Mexico in the late 1970s. Her son Diego is a student at Bella Romero Academy, where the construction of a 24 oil well pad site has been approved, less than 700 feet from the playground. She was the sole parent plaintiff in a case against the Colorado Oil & Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) and Extraction Oil & Gas, for the approval of the permits. For years, she has worked with 350 Colorado, Colorado Rising, Safe and Healthy Colorado, Weld Air and Water and other organizations to raise awareness about Bella Romero and residential drilling.
Gina Hardin, Board of Directors, Denver, Colorado
Gina is a long-time activist; a non-practicing attorney; new grandmother of Ayla; and an Airbnb host. She loves alpine and nordic skiing, backpacking, biking, water, and mountains. She is inspired by her never-ending awe of nature. As a founder of and lawyer for Ratepayers United of Colorado, she represented Xcel ratepayers’ interest in clean renewable energy at the lowest possible long term cost. As Chair of Colorado Common Cause, she was a leader in the effort to limit big money in politics through the passage of Amendment 65 and for open and accountable government, so critical to her current effort to limit the severity of climate change.
Jacob Foreman, Board of Directors, Colorado Springs, CO
Being a lifelong resident of Colorado Springs, a city with one of the largest urban-wildland interfaces in the nation, Jacob has had an immense love and appreciation for Colorado’s majestic, irreplaceable natural beauty for as long as he can remember, although 6th grade was when he initially became aware of and concerned about the issue of climate change. In the Summer of 2014, he worked as a petitioner for fracking setbacks and again in 2018. He serves on the fundraising, moving beyond coal and fracking on public lands committee and is a longtime member of the 350 Colorado Springs team.
At 24 years old, Jacob is more passionate about the issue of climate change than any other single issue as it is his generation and those that come after him who will live to face the worst aspects of the crisis unless drastic action is taken. He is extremely honored to be working with 350 Colorado in the fight to keep fossil fuels in the ground and for a swift, just transition to 100% renewables.