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Wilderness Workshop makes key hire

Wilderness Workshop, a nonprofit advocate for local wilderness and natural resources, announced that Lindsey Palardy has joined the organization to lead its fundraising and communications efforts. Palardy brings development and environmental policy experience, along with a deep commitment to the outdoors and her community.

“We are excited to welcome Lindsey to the team,” said executive director Sloan Shoemaker. “She’s got the chops to help consolidate Wilderness Workshop’s recent growth and help launch us into the next phase of our evolution, wherever that may take us,”

Before joining Wilderness Workshop, Palardy was the development manager for Aspen Youth Center, where she grew the organization’s donor relations and community presence in the Roaring Fork Valley.

Trained as an environmental attorney, she has experience collaborating with federal and state government, nonprofit and private entities to protect valued natural resources.

Her experience will help with the organization’s fundraising and development efforts, which occur throughout the year. She will also be in charge of overseeing communications. Palardy was hired to fill the position of longtime employee Dave Reed, who recently left Wilderness Workshop to become the executive director at Western Colorado Congress in Grand Junction.

Palardy will also engage with the community through a variety of programs and events hosted by Wilderness Workshop, including the second annual Wildfest community celebration planned for next summer and the winter Naturalist Nights speaker series that is currently running.

“I’m thrilled to join Wilderness Workshop’s passionate team and advance its mission of protecting our community’s wild places,” Palardy said. “The stunning landscape is a large part of what drew me to our valley, and I’m proud to help preserve this beauty for future generations.”

According to her LinkedIn profile, she attended Northeastern University School of Law in Boston and has a master’s in environmental studies from Brown University.

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