Andrea Wogsland serves in executive leadership positions for environmental organizations in coastal areas. She brings with her a background of 15+ years of experience driving fundraising projects for entities amplifying marginalized community voices for issues related to access–whether public land, fresh food, or quality of life.
After working for a conservation-driven investing firm and the local land trust, who operated the organic farm closest to New York City, Wogsland became a Project Partner with Southwest Strategies, a top public affairs firm in California, spearheading an eco-tourism project.
She galvanized the simmering need for healthy food in a community located in the South Bay of San Diego by leading the business planning effort for a full-service grocery co-op market. The co-op now has over 700 owners and counting.
From 2016-2019, she was the Development Director for a national animal welfare non-profit organization focused on sustainable public lands management. During her tenure, she successfully secured grant funds to save over 900 wild horses — the largest horse rescue in U.S. history.
She was on the board of directors of Southwest Wetlands Interpretive Association for seven years, a cooperative non-profit organization with California State Parks and the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration, which handles the parameters of grant management for the Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve. She was also a board member of the Cambria Forest Committee and a participant in the California Forest Management Task Force’s Coastal Region Prioritization Group. Her work has been published in the sustainability issue of the Design Management Institute Review.
Wogsland attended Parsons School of Design’s business program for Design & Management in New York City. She is a Certified California Naturalist through the University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources.