Keri Rinne

Associate Director of Development, California

Keri works closely with the Senior Director of Conservation and other conservation staff to maintain and expand American Rivers’ funding programs in California, including foundation, government grant, and major donor programs.

Before Keri’s love of rivers and writing brought her to work at American Rivers in 2010, she spent five years writing grants, developing projects, and building partnerships with a variety of organizations, including the Sierra Native Alliance and the Cosumnes American Bear Yuba Regional Water Management Group (a regional watershed collaborative). Prior to that, Keri honed her communications skills as an editor and writer for magazines and newspapers in the San Francisco Bay Area and an English teacher for elementary school kids in France.

B.A. in journalism from San Francisco State University

North Fork American River


Blog Posts By This Author

Living with Water: At Home with Wood Ducks

Every morning I look out my window to see the wood ducks are going to visit my local pond that day | © Keri Rinne I never imagined that a pond and a pair of ducks in a small California town called Rough and Ready would make me feel so at home. I… Read more »