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Amber Taxiera

Associate Director, Philanthropy, California and the Colorado Basin

Amber assists with the coordination and implementation of California and Colorado basin-based activities to both raise the visibility of American Rivers and build a culture of philanthropy.

Amber came to American Rivers in 2019 with nearly a decade of experience working with nonprofits. Prior to joining our team, she worked with The Sierra Fund where she provided key capacity in coordinating fundraising activities, planning special events and managing technical systems. She previously worked as the River Program Associate for Environmental Traveling Companions, an organization specializing in wilderness outings for people with disabilities and for disadvantaged youth groups. Amber also interned with the North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board writing water quality permits and preparing comments in response to proposed development projects.

Amber is a certified Wilderness First Responder, avid rock climber and white-water paddle guide.

Education: Amber has a degree in Environmental Studies and City Planning from Sonoma State University and holds a Professional Certificate in Nonprofit Technology from the Nonprofit Technology Network.

Favorite River: South Yuba River