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Communications

Gina Jacobs

Marketing and Communications Director

Gina comes to us from the for-profit arena where she spent 25 years building differentiated brands, bringing products to market, positioning companies as market leaders, and driving revenue through integrated marketing programs, detailed execution management, thoughtful analysis and focused team leadership. The companies she has supported over her career span regional, national and global geographies across a variety of verticals including business communications, software, high tech and entertainment. She is a passionate, results-driven marketing professional who understands the importance of “story” and creating a consistent message that people can relate to and share with others. She holds an MBA from Golden Gate University and lives in Livermore with her husband and their two dogs.

“I feel incredibly blessed to join The Pachamama Alliance team and dedicate my full and undivided attention to supporting their mission to create a harmonious Human-Earth relationship. I believe its time for the human race to step back into our purpose of caring for the Earth and all of her beautiful beings and I’m excited to help make that so.”

gina@pachamama.org
(415) 561-4522 x131

Jon Symes

Outreach Director

Jon is accountable for the success of the Awakening the Dreamer Program, inspiring citizens to become active in fulfilling its mission, bringing forth an environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling, socially just human presence on this planet.

“I was at the first Symposium in the UK in 2006 and saw immediately how this message aligned with my just-published book, Your Planet Needs You. I dived in, as a volunteer in the UK, and was surprised, delighted and challenged by the invitation to join the Pachamama Alliance team here in San Francisco. There is no more fulfilling place for me to provide my energy and skills than this world-changing work.”

Jon set up and ran a number of companies in the UK, including a training and development consultancy working with major blue-chip corporations across Europe, and in so doing gained valuable experience in consultancy, training, coaching and public speaking. His own awakening had him step away from that work, finding in its stead a call to communicate the problems and opportunities of this time.

jon.symes@pachamama.org
(415) 561-4522 x117

Ryan Andersen

Online Communications Manager

Ryan is accountable for overseeing the development, optimization, maintenance, and strategy of the websites and online tools of The Pachamama Alliance and its initiatives.

“Working for The Pachamama Alliance is the dream job for me. I am committed to bringing forth an online presence for The Pachamama Alliance that incorporates the utmost best practices and cutting edge techniques so that we may tell the story of our critical work to many more people around the world.”

Ryan graduated from the University of California Santa Barabara (UCSB) in 2007 with a degree in music composition. During his senior year of college Ryan was the Co-Chair of the Environmental Affairs Board where, among many other activities, he was instrumental in encouraging Chancellor Yang to sign onto the American Colleges and Universities President Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) as a founding member. After graduating from UCSB, Ryan worked as the Executive Assistant to the Founder and Website Project Manager of Greenopia, founded One Night Music, an online venue for live music performances of local and independent musicians, worked with Fairview Gardens, one of the oldest organic farms in Southern California, and directed the Online Communications for the California Student Sustainability Coalition. Shortly after moving to San Francisco the spring of 2010, Ryan began working for The Pachamama Alliance. In addition to his work with non-profit organizations, Ryan composes music which can be found at ryanandersenmusic.com.

ryan@pachamama.org
(415) 561-4522 x116

Dina Buck

Writer

Dina helps tell the story of the diverse work The Pachamama Alliance is doing domestically and internationally, making sure it is amplified through various mediums both on and offline.

“I am interested in how humans and the natural world interact, and what we tell ourselves about our role in the family of things. I believe engaging with each other and the natural world with greater awareness and respect will require not just external fixes, but transforming what lies within. I am passionate about human and indigenous rights, protecting biodiversity and ecological systems, and individual and collective evolution. When I first discovered The Pachamama Alliance does work in all these areas, it seemed too good to be true. To be able to support its endeavors is an incredible honor.”

Dina has an M.A. in International Human Rights with concentrations in Development, and International Administration and Law, a BA in Philosophy with a Peace and Conflict Studies certificate, and a BS in Environmental Policy and Assessment. Her work and travels have taken her to six of Pachamama’s seven beautiful continents. She enjoys hiking, reading, writing, exploring, meditating, traveling, stopping to smell the flowers (literally and figuratively), and being a lifelong learner.

dina@pachamama.org
(415) 561-4522 x129

Celine Ho

Online Communications Coordinator

Celine is responsible for all email communications, while supporting other media promotion projects and website maintenance.

“As Gandhi said, ‘Be the change you wish to see,’ every little action we take resonates in our everyday lives. The Pachamama Alliance embodies the need to create a better world through sustainable, conscientious living. My goal is to resonate these conscientious ideas to the world.”

Celine received her Bachelor’s degree from University of California, Davis. A curious learner at heart, she can often be found expanding her coding knowledge, or going to a Zumba class.

celine@pachamama.org
(415) 561-4522 x 129

Liliana Matos-García Peliks

Marketing Manager

Liliana is accountable for managing the marketing operations of The Pachamama Alliance. She spends a lot of time generating ideas to market our programs, events, advocacy and fundraising campaigns, and coordinating with the entire Communications and Outreach team to bring them to life.

“I am passionate about the role that online marketing can have in shifting the way we live and relate to all beings! Working at The Pachamama Alliance is an absolute delight as I dedicate more of my life to help create positive long-lasting opportunities for others.”

Liliana is originally from the Dominican Republic. Prior to coming to San Francisco she worked for IE Business School in Madrid, Spain where she was responsible for leading the implementation of a CRM and kick-starting various marketing initiatives to increase lead generation and conversion rates of student enrollment. She has an undergraduate degree in business and a masters in marketing from IE Business School. In her spare time Liliana likes to run, volunteer for 826 Valencia, and day dream about owning a Bed & Breakfast with her husband!

liliana@pachamama.org
(415) 561-4522 x 129