“…she is doing a great job as interim ED…”  John Laird, California State Secretary for Natural Resources (Introduction for my presentation to the California Ocean Protection Council, on the executive transition at California Ocean Science Trust. Stream video of my presentation here, starting at 22m30s.)

“She came highly recommended and was an excellent choice. She truly made a difference in bringing OST up to where the organization should be, energizing the staff, lowering the anxiety of the board, and guiding us successfully through some rough times… she has my heartfelt thanks and appreciation.” – Gary Griggs, Director, Institute of Marine Sciences at UC Santa Cruz (Board Member at Ocean Science Trust)

“Carrie provided steady leadership and strengthened the team to operate smoothly through a transition peppered with many unknowns… Having Carrie as interim was the best decision and set us up for success.” – Anonymous Staff Feedback

“Carrie is an outstanding professional who can step into any situation and bring clarity and direction. Her skill and experience in non-profit management spans every aspect of the business: budgeting, grant writing, negotiations, fundraising, change management, and more. She very quickly gets to know the organization and the people, and rolls up her sleeves and gets to work with staff and trustees. Her passion for helping organizations is clear, and she inspires those around her.” – Susan McConkey, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, San Francisco Conservatory of Music (Board Member at Opera Parallèle)

“Her expertise spans the spectrum of executive management responsibilities. Carrie is an excellent communicator who brings insightful analysis and good options to the table. She is a confidence inspiring leader for board members and staff alike. I recommend her with enthusiasm!” – Karina Nielsen, Director, Estuary and Ocean Science Center, SF State University (Board Liaison at Ocean Science Trust)

“Carrie immediately grasps how an organization works, its key issues, and its priorities. She is able to quickly perform the steps to guide and stabilize through change. A pleasure to work with, I would not hesitate to recommend Carrie for interim leadership.” – Philip Goward, Tech Entrepreneur (Board member at Opera Parallèle)