As you know, the Board of Trustees of Great Mountain Forest (GMF) has been conducting an extensive search for an Executive Director to shepherd the organization through its next stage of development. On behalf of the GMF Board of Trustees, I’m pleased to announce that Tamara Muruetagoiena has been selected as our Executive Director, a role she will assume on October 7, 2019. We are excited to have found a candidate, like Tamara, who is extremely passionate about the forest, trained in forest science, and committed to our mission to promote the working forest as a renewable resource, as a habitat for wildlife and as a classroom for training and education
Tamara notes that she “fell in love with GMF during my studies at the Yale School of Forestry, when I had the opportunity to work and study in the forest. I feel so fortunate to be coming back to GMF now as its Executive Director, and I truly look forward to working with everyone to raise GMF’s public profile.” Besides her Masters of Forest Science from Yale, Tamara also holds a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of California at Berkeley and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Washington State University. Fluent in English, Spanish, and French, Tamara also has command of four other languages.
Tamara joins GMF after having served as the Senior Global Manager for Sustainability and R&D at Driscoll’s, a large California-based international food grower where she set the long-term sustainability mission, vision, operating principles, standards and strategy goals. Previously to Driscoll’s, she was an Environmental Program Manager at Columbia University where she worked extensively in the Dominican Republic; a Sustainable Forestry Consultant for the Southern Europe Forest Owners Association; and a Policy Advisor to the European Union.
Please join us in welcoming Tamara to GMF, and, as always, thank you for your continued support of the forest.