Save the Redwoods League

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Save the Redwoods League selects Kirsten Saenz Tobey as Chief Operating Officer.

As Chief Operating Officer, Kirsten Saenz Tobey will oversee and direct the League’s operations and human resources functions, including leading strategic planning and advancing the organization’s diversity, equity, and inclusion values. Tobey brings nearly 20 years of organizational management, leadership, and vision to one of America’s oldest and most respected conservation organizations.

“I’m thrilled to announce that after a comprehensive recruitment effort, we have appointed Kirsten Saenz Tobey as the new COO for Save the Redwoods League,” said Sam Hodder, League president and CEO. “Kirsten’s extensive experience and her values-driven approach to leadership stood out amid a strong field of candidates. As the co-founder and former chief impact officer at Revolution Foods, Kirsten has shown remarkable leadership and deep dedication to making a positive difference in the world. Early in her career, Kirsten worked as an environmentalist and social justice advocate at Earthjustice, and we are delighted to welcome her back to the realm of conservation to take the lead in our organization during an exciting period of growth.”

“Redwood forests have been the setting for some of the most defining moments of my life—from camping amid the majestic trees while trekking the Lost Coast after college to tranquil retreats at Muir Woods for countless weekend escapes,” Tobey said. “It is an honor to join Save the Redwoods League at this critical juncture of expansion. I’m eager to contribute my skills, insights, and energy to further the mission of this esteemed organization.”

Tobey was selected from a competitive candidate pool of 220 applicants for the position. Learn more about Save the Redwoods League at

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