Yosemite Institute Campus Board Chair Allan Prager
Allan is Secretary of the NatureBridge Board and Chair of the Yosemite Institute Board.
Allan's relationship with NatureBridge
began in 1997, when he
worked on a three-person team of volunteers from Harvard Community Partners
(composed of Northern California alumni of Harvard Business School) that helped devise a governance structure for NatureBridge
and its three campuses.
In 2000 he joined the Yosemite Institute board, where today his focus is on realizing the dream of building a new, world-class environmental education center in Yosemite, while supporting staff efforts to sustain operational excellence despite the fires, floods, rock falls and more mundane challenges associated with this iconic national park.
He joined the NatureBridge Board in October 2002.
brings to NatureBridge
a lifelong relationship with Yosemite National Park and the Sierra Nevada.
first trip to Yosemite was at age eight, and for several years after that his
family's vacations were pack trips in the High Sierra.
Years later, Allan
wife, Kit, were married in New York, but nevertheless made a point of spending part of their honeymoon in Yosemite.
They have a daughter and a son, both of whom attended NatureBridge programs.
A San Francisco native, Allan graduated from Stanford University and Harvard Business School.
He worked as a strategic management consultant for many years, primarily in San Francisco, after stints in New York, Brazil, and Chicago.
then served as founding CEO of two successful start-up companies, one in medical software and the other in dietary supplements.
resides with his
wife, Kit, in Orinda, CA.