Associate Director of Communications
Department: Communications & Marketing
Area of Focus: Devin works to spread the story of American Rivers work and successes to our members, corporate supporters and others through publications such as the American Rivers magazine, reports, and the annual report and through our website and online outreach. He also helps find ways for American Rivers to work with corporations to advance river restoration and protection.
Background: Devin joined American Rivers in 2009. Previously, he worked in communications with several nonprofit and government agencies. Devin worked with Oceana in their South American headquarters in Santiago, Chile, to help the oceans that receive all the rivers he now works to protect. While there, Devin performed his thesis research on how newspapers in Santiago were covering climate change.
Before that, Devin interned and worked with several government agencies including the Office of the President, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the Natural Resources Conservation Service. He has worked with his hometown newspaper The Red Bay News for the past 15 years, where he still has a weekly column.
Education: M.A. in Latin American Studies from University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, Focus on International Communication and Environmental Sustainability
B.S. in Agricultural Communications and B.A. in Spanish from Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama
Publications: Media Coverage of Climate Change in Chile: A Content Analysis of Conservative and Liberal Newspapers, Environmental Communication: A Journal of Nature and Culture, March 2012
Favorite River: Crystal River, Florida
Blog Posts By This Author
October 30, 2012 | Dams & Dam Removal
Halloween is just a day away. In a matter of hours, goblins and ghouls will be running amok in city streets and monsters will be haunting television screens. With all of the spooky activities that will soon be taking place, consider the fact that drowned towns exist all over the country. Drowned towns are towns that have been deserted and submerged by the reservoirs created by dams. So if you want to impress your friends with some eerie river trivia, wow them with your knowledge of these sunken ghost towns.Read more »
Minneapolis, Minnesota is home to some of the country’s richest outdoor resources, abounding with parks, nature, and wildlife. The Mississippi River, the fifth longest river in the world, provides life and excitement for those who inhabit the neighborhoods along its shores. In the Twin Cities, the Mississippi provides outstanding recreational experiences through the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area, managed by the National Park Service.Read more »
June 8, 2012
Picnicking by the river, swimming, delicious food, and great music –these are some of the things that make a memorable summer. So join your local river festival to kick start your summer the right way.Read more »
February 14, 2012
Cascading water, glistening moonlight, majestic falls—there’s just something about a river that evokes romance. Especially during the February season of love, a river can be the perfect retreat for you and your sweetheart. And this year, we’re helping you out—with five romantic river sites sure to get emotions flowing.Read more »