The NFF’s Tree Planting team works closely with our supporters - corporations, individuals and small businesses - and our partners at the U.S. Forest Service to build partnerships that plant trees to restore our National Forests. We listen closely to our supporters interests, and craft partnerships that celebrate their commitment and our impact together. We take pride in providing responsive and personable support for our partners and supporters.
Director, Reforestation and Partnerships
Wes leads our tree planting team and brings 13 years of experience in resource conservation, including the last seven focused specifically on reforestation and partnerships. Wes started his career in conservation working on two different National Forests, then got a M.S in Environmental Science and Policy, where he focused specifically on partnerships to support forest restoration. Wes leads up our 50 Million for Our Forests campaign to generate funding and raise awareness to address reforestation needs on our National Forest. Wes believes that National Forests are one of America’s best ideas, and is continually inspired by the power of partnerships and what we can do together to improve our National Forests. When not working in support of National Forests, Wes can be found exploring local National Forests by foot, bike, paddle or ski.
“By building partnerships, we achieve a result that is greater than the sum of its parts. It’s inspiring to see so many of our generous supporters step up and help us address reforestation need on our National Forests.”
Contact Wes if you are interested in a custom or national corporate partnership.
Reforestation Partnerships Manager
Mindy Crowell joined the NFF Team in March of 2020 and serves as the Reforestation Partnerships Manager. Mindy holds a Master’s Certificate in Natural Resources Conflict Resolution from the University of Montana along with experience in developing and implementing public engagement campaigns, facilitation, fund development and a Communications Degree from Gonzaga University. As a former co-host and producer on the Outlandish podcast, Mindy loves hearing about the stories and adventures people have on our public lands and she is passionate about positively impacting America’s favorite national real-estate. Mindy is excited to be a part of the Tree Planting Team’s efforts, 50 Million For Our Forests, investing in healthy forests for today and for future generations. When she’s not engaging with her team at NFF, Mindy can be found out trail running with her beast of a dog, Archer, spending time with her husband, Daniel, or enjoying a lovely glass of wine with a good book.
Contact Mindy if you're interested in a custom or national corporate partnership.
Tree Planting Coordinator
Monica supports the NFF's 50 Million for Our Forests campaign through corporate partnership support, communications, development, and program management. She has more than a decade of experience in nonprofit environmental and wildlife work, and an M.S. in Environmental Studies, focusing on community-based conservation. She is thrilled to support reforestation efforts on our National Forests and loves learning new things about our forests, writing on topics that help our partners connect to our projects and elucidate the need for our campaign. She also enjoys connecting with new and existing corporate partners and helping them positively affect our forests, the people, and wildlife who benefit from their efforts. In her off hours, Monica enjoys soaking up the Montana sunshine on the water and in the woods with her family, and curling up with a good book.
“It’s great to connect with and get to know our partners. I appreciate learning about the different reasons they are interested in planting trees on our National Forests - from customer engagement to internal initiatives – every partnership is unique yet provides substantial benefits for our forests.”
Contact Monica if you are interested in a beginning to mid-level corporate partnership.
Tree Planting Associate
As the Tree Planting Associate, Britt supports small businesses partnerships and our peer–to-peer fundraisers as part of the NFF’s 50 Million for Our Forests campaign. Britt brings several years of working in nonprofit organizations and most recently worked to support municipal zero waste initiatives. Britt has an M.P.A. in Environmental Science and Policy, and is excited to be working in conservation and public lands. Outside of work, Britt is probably outside on our public lands. Hiking, camping, rafting, backpacking, and climbing are some of her favorite ways to explore.
“It’s incredibly rewarding to help small businesses and individuals make a huge impact on our National Forests and their ecosystems.”
Contact Britt if you are interested in a small business partnership, or have questions about peer-to-peer fundraising.