Our Team

Staff

Jonathan Parfrey

Executive Director

Before founding Climate Resolve, Jonathan Parfrey served as a commissioner at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (2008-2013). Jonathan is also the immediate past-president of the Los Angeles League of Conservation Voters. He is a founder and…

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Cristy Stiles

Administrative Director

Cristy Stiles graduated from UC Berkeley in 2013 with a BA in French. She has previously been an intern in the education departments at San Francisco Opera and Pacific Symphony, in addition to teaching English in France, counseling at Idyllwild Arts, and translating science fiction…

Kristina von Hoffmann

Outreach Director

Kristina von Hoffmann creates opportunities for Angelenos to lead on climate action with the Path to Positive LA initiative — via major events, outreach, and development. She is a Venice, CA, native committed to helping foster enduring….

Bryn Lindblad

Associate Director

Bryn Lindblad’s experience in forging and facilitating cross-sector collaborations for greater climate resilience serves her well in this strategic leadership position. Before moving to Los Angeles, Bryn worked as a policy analyst and consultant in Copenhagen, Denmark, where her…

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Ignacio Fernandez

Director of Strategic Partnership

Ignacio Fernandez is an economist with expertise in energy and environmental policy analysis, specifically the design and assessment of climate policy, regulations, and market mechanisms including emissions trading systems (ETS), carbon footprint programs…

Khalilha Haynes

Program Assistant

Born in Kingston, Jamaica, and raised in Portland, Oregon, Khalilha Haynes brings to Climate Resolve a passion for social justice and the realization of happy, resilient cities. She is committed to the revitalization of urban neighborhoods

Stef McDonald

Director of Communications

Stef McDonald is a writer/editor who leads the communications efforts for Climate Resolve. After working as an editor for magazines and websites in New York, Stef shifted her focus to online content management and helping…

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Seth Jacobson, LEED AP O+M

Director, Energy and Water Programs

Seth Jacobson manages Climate Resolve’s Climate Smart Schools initiative. In addition to working for Climate Resolve, Seth is the CEO of Post + BIM, an internet startup focused on green building and building information modeling (BIM). Prior to co-founding Post + BIM, he was a…

Thelma Rodriguez-Winter

Manager, Energy & Water Programs

Thelma Briseno Rodriguez-Winter is an environmental engineer from Northwest Ohio. For over a decade, she’s been a scientist and advocate working in the environmental health and community development space. In 2014, Thelma graduated with a M.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Toledo, where she helped the City of Toledo perform a comprehensive life cycle analysis of the municipal water system.

Alexandra Jackson

Administrative Assistant

Alexandra Jackson was born in Paris and raised in Los Angeles. Her passion for the environment began in high school when she became vegetarian as a response to the knowledge that meat production significantly contributes to global greenhouse-gas emissions. After three years of living in Spain and France, she moved back to Los Angeles. She recently completed an M.Sc. in Sustainable Development at the renowned European business school, HEC Paris. She holds her B.A. in French Literature from UCLA.

Chloe Ames

CivicSpark Fellow

Chloe Ames is a CivicSpark Fellow supporting local government climate mitigation and adaptation initiatives. Hailing from Huntington Beach, Chloe graduated from Washington University in St. Louis in 2017 with a B.A. in environmental policy and marketing.

Anna Van

Climate Corps Fellow

Hailing from the south of Vietnam, Anna grew up in SoCal’s suburban chinatown, Monterey Park. While developing an acute taste for Asian food, she also developed a keen interest for sustainability. She graduated from the University of California, San Diego in 2017 with a B.A. in Environmental Policy and Global Health minor.

Consultants

Ride or Cry

Creative Consultants

Although Ride or Cry’s work mostly lives on the internet, they understand what it takes to deliver substantial results for full-scale campaigns and clients that are built on traditional practices painfully described as “out of the box”. Some of them even went to college!

Larry Kaplan

Fundraising Consultant

Larry Kaplan’s specialty is advocacy and public affairs — helping organizations advocate and advance their missions and causes, serving their clients, and enhancing their fundraising. He helps advocacy organizations and collaboratives fundraise, and offers them strategic planning…

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Nina Storm

Events Consultant

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David Fink

Policy Consultant

David Fink served as Director of Policy for Climate Resolve from 2011-2017. David helped Los Angeles become the first city in the U.S. to require cool roofs on all new and rehabbed residential construction. He is working…

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