Brianna Hallinan, President
As Sustainable Broomfield’s President, Brianna not only organizes and facilitates the day to day operations of Sustainable Broomfield, but she also works to establish and maintain strong connections with local community leaders and organizations, to ensure that Sustainable Broomfield is a well-known fixture of advocacy and change within Broomfield. Brianna believes in advocacy through education and community, which is why she has worked to institute Sustainable Broomfield’s latest initiative to provide composting services to Broomfield residents through our Compost Club, while we wait for the implementation of a city-wide curbside, composting service. Brianna also spearheads our efforts to maintain a plot at the Brunner Farmhouse, which allows the opportunity for members to care for a garden space, while also communing with other sustainability advocates. Brianna was recently featured in Voyage Denver Magazine (June 2021) for Sustainable Broomfield: http://voyagedenver.com/interview/meet-brianna-hallinan-of-broomfield/
Craig Hebrink, VP Climate Initiative Leader
As a volunteer Climate Reality Leader with the Climate Reality Project, Craig provides leadership on activities to mitigate the climate crisis, including pushing for government and community action. As Advocacy Program Coordinator, Craig works to mobilize Broomfield citizens to become civically involved; including petition drives, advocacy events, and educational opportunities.
Elyse Thomson, Senior Support Specialist
With a background in event planning and grassroots initiative creation, Elyse has the passion and business education to help drive idea generation and support next-level commitment to sustainable actions in the community. Throughout her college experience, Elyse led a team to curate a sustainability campaign and recycling program working strategically with key internal and external stakeholders. After moving to Colorado, she has been assisting Sustainable Broomfield with new ideas of how to engage a team and community with organizational skills and a positive attitude to help green our city!
Lauren Farnsworth, Communications Director
We are excited to welcome and introduce to you the newest member of our Sustainable Broomfield Board of Directors, our Communications Director, Lauren Farnsworth! Lauren has always pushed friends and family members to live a greener life and is thrilled to be able to make an impact in the local community. She is passionate about the environment from exploring it to protecting it and loves photographing her adventures skiing, hiking, and camping with her soon to be husband Joe and their dog Mocha. In addition to focusing on greener living in her own home, she is proud that she was able to both revamp and co-start employee sustainability groups at two different companies. She has a Bachelor’s in Journalism and a Master’s in Environmental Policy & Management. Her background in internal communication, employee engagement, and leadership roles with various volunteer organizations have well-positioned her to serve as the Communications Director for Sustainable Broomfield. She is responsible for leading communication strategy, managing Facebook and LinkedIn efforts, as well as creating content.
Julie DeCrescenzo, Information Technology
With a 15 year background in information technology and a local green business owner, Julie has a passion for the environment with a major focus on reducing single-use products. A few years ago, Julie started designing and sewing reusable snack bags for family and friends to reduce plastic waste. As her interest in sustainable living and zero-waste products increased, Julie grew her passion into a small local business. “Once I learned how to live more sustainably, I wanted to help others live more sustainably”. Her Eco-friendly business was even featured recently in the Voyage Denver magazine: http://voyagedenver.com/interview/daily-inspiration-meet-julie-decrescenzo/.
Julie has a Bachelor of Science degree from Regis University in Computer Information Systems and she is involved with Sustainable Broomfield as a web designer and IT strategy planner. She also enjoys local clean up & gardening events and teaching children about composting, recycling, and sustainability in the community.