Christina Kohler joined the PlantRight team in May 2016. She graduated a semester early from UC Berkeley in December 2015 with a simultaneous degree in Environmental Economics & Policy and Molecular Environmental Biology (emphasis – Ecology) and a minor in Conservation & Resource Studies. Before coming to PlantRight, Christina had some experience eradicating invasive species near Yosemite with the Sierra Club and in South Africa with Wildlands Studies. Christina grew up in a small town in Ohio, spending most of her time outdoors. She is passionate about research, community service, and working to protect the environment.
Stephanie grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and joined PlantRight in 2016. She received a B.S. in Environmental Science with a minor in Conservation Biology from UCLA before working as an outdoor educator in Ohio for two years. While in Ohio she handled and cared for owls, and learned everything she could about the plants and animals in the Glen Helen Nature Preserve where she lived. Stephanie has also worked in Vermont mapping invasive plants and completed an internship with Students and Teachers Restoring a Watershed (STRAW), a project of Point Blue Conservation Science. While working with STRAW she became very familiar with California’s native plants and spent a lot of time removing invasive species by hand. Before joining PlantRight, she earned a masters degree from the Bren School of Environmental Science & Management at UCSB.
Senior Project Manager
Jan joined Sustainable Conservation in 2013 to further the development, promotion and implementation of initiatives that solve environmental problems in ways that make economic sense. She brings 20-plus years of sales and marketing experience, at several early-stage companies, spanning consumer product, e-commerce, green building and nonprofit sectors. Her unique breadth of leadership experience - in sales and sales systems, product development and helping organizations drive positive behavior change - is well suited to advance our (and our partners') missions.
Most recently Jan worked at California's venerable land trust, Sempervirens Fund. Having held senior sales and business development roles at Aerobie, Koosh, EcoRebates and Positive Coaching Alliance, Jan brings a proven track record in partnering with some of the nation's most-recognized names in the corporate and non-profit industries. In 1996 she founded ThinkingOfU, an online retailer, which she later sold to a venture-funded competitor.
Jan attended Amherst College (where she was captain of the tennis team), and graduated from Stanford University with a B.A. in Communication.