Can you picture yourself on this page? Nature Consortium is hiring



Renee S. Mona, Executive Director

Renee brings 25+ years of unique and diverse leadership experience in arts management, education, non-profit and for-profit business in the Puget Sound Region. She is the consummate networker and community relationship builder, and believes there are less than two degrees of separation in the Greater Seattle Area. Prior to joining Nature Consortium Renee was the first Managing Director at Jet City Improv, the former President/CEO of Communities In Schools of Washington, and the Washington State Director for the University of Phoenix.

Growing up on a 375 acre ranch in Oregon she learned about nature conservation and animal care from her parents.  Renee has used what she learned to do conservation work in Israel, on her own llama farm for ten years, and through tree planning education at a local non-profit. Renee is a collage artist, card maker and a published writer. She received a BS in Community Service and Public Affairs, and a MS in Business/Industrial Relations from the University of Oregon.  She believes her entrepreneurial spirit, innovative thinking and commitment to making a difference in our community will ensure the continuing growth of Nature Consortium.  


Mollie Behn, Restoration Program Manager

Nature has been a vital thread throughout Mollie’s life. Mollie received her Master of Education in Environmental Education from Western Washington University and a Certificate in Leadership and Non-Profit Administration from North Cascades Institute. Through the Institute’s experiential professional residency program, Mollie led residential and backcountry environmental education programs and developed strong non-profit management skills. Prior to earning her Masters, Mollie worked for the National Park Service in a variety of capacities such as Interpretive Park Ranger at Acadia and Sequoia National Parks and Special Assistant to Deputy Director in the Washington D.C. headquarters. When not working to connect people to connect to our local natural places, you’ll find Mollie hiking, biking, preparing for her first marathon, reading by the water and enjoying Zumba! 


Monica Thomas, Marketing Content Specialist

Monica is a spirited artist, writer, and sci-fi lover. Through traditional and new media, she captures and shares Nature Consortium’s inspiring stories to connect with supporters old and new. Monica holds a B.S. in Environmental Science from the University of Washington and loves to explore new crafts whenever possible. She is also a lifelong musician who enjoys feminist dialogue, activism, hiking, and vegan treats.

Hannah Victoria Franklin, Operations and Finance Director

A graduate of the University of Colorado with a BA in Theatre, Film and Television and the University of Washington with an MFA in Acting Performance, Hannah has spent her life in the arts.  Raised in the foothills of the Colorado Rockies and at Quaker summer camp in Maine, she allies herself full-heartedly with nature appreciation and restoration.  Hannah is a Co-Artistic Director of the Washington Ensemble Theatre and a member of the Seagull Project.  She teaches locally with Red Eagle Soaring Native Youth Theatre where she is also a board member and at the University of Washington, teaching acting as a Guest Lecturer.


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