Tuleyome hires O'Hara as fundraiser
By Enterprise staff
From page A5 | February 13, 2013
Brendan O'Hara of Davis has been hired as development officer for Tuleyome, a regional nonprofit agency that recently celebrated 10 years of conservation work.
O'Hara's 15 years of conservation experience will aid Tuleyome's growth as it embarks on new goals for the years ahead, said Sara Husby-Good, executive director.
O'Hara earned a bachelor's degree from Sacramento State in geography with an emphasis on geographic information systems and remote sensing.
was offered a position as a GIS analyst focused on mapping projects in Alaska.
spent five years creating high-resolution land cover maps of areas of concern in the Kuskokwin River Valley, partnering with the Bureau of Land Management
, Alaska Fish and Game, Department of Defense
, U.S. Fish and Wildlife and Native Burroughs.
O'Hara also has worked as a regional director of fundraising with Ducks Unlimited, and most recently as the director of development for the California Waterfowl Association.
Alaska fieldwork cemented O'Hara's love of the outdoors, as well as his
passion to discover more about wild places and protect those in his
own back yard.
On days off, O'Hara
enjoys spending time with his
wife and children outdoors.
"My family loves hiking the Stebbins Cold Canyon Trail, rafting Cache Creek and exploring the wild places of California," he
"Being able to share that with folks and enlist their support in protecting our public lands is important to me."
"I can't wait to start meeting all of the amazing people who want to help cultivate Tuleyome's