Who I Support

I believe it’s important to give back. Putting your money (or your time) where your mouth is, however small a donation, is a great way to support change you believe in, promote selfless care and protect our resources.

Here are a few organizations to which I’ve contributed either time or money. Click on the logos to go to each organization’s site.


Marley’s Mutts Dog Rescue

Marley’s Mutts is a non-profit organization that rescues, rehabilitates, trains and re-homes death row dogs from Kern County’s high-kill animal shelters. In addition, they utilize the rescued dogs to transform people’s lives. (We foster dogs until they find their forever homes, and they really do transform us!) Through the power of the human-canine bond, they empower dogs and people to live healthy, happy and productive lives.


Global Giving

static1.squarespaceGlobalGiving is the first and largest global crowdfunding community for nonprofits. It supports local organizations that are working to educate children, feed the hungry, preserve our environment, build houses, train women (and men) with job skills, and do hundreds of other amazing things.


Environment California

CAE_logo_notag_2Environment California is a statewide, citizen-based environmental advocacy organization. Through research reports, news conferences, interviews with reporters, op-ed pieces, letters to the editor, blogs and more, they raise awareness of environmental issues and promote sensible solutions.


Access Fund

imagesAs rock climbing continues to grow in popularity, overcrowding stresses the outdoor landscapes beyond their ability to recover naturally. This threatens access and degrades the climbing areas. Access Fund works with local climbers, government organizations and landholders to protect climbing resources.


American Alpine Club

black_logo_new_Rich-01The American Alpine Club (AAC) is a non-profit member organization whose goal is a united community of competent climbers and healthy climbing landscapes.