Lexi was led to Quail Springs and her current dream job at Mama Hope by her belief that communities should direct their own futures and her love of this natural world and the power of people. Lexi has been a huge fan of Quail Springs and their beautiful work since she was first introduced just under 3 years ago while working with the Community Environmental Council in Santa Barbara. She was lucky enough to attend both the International Development PDC and the Social Permaculture Course at Quail Springs in 2017. She left with that rosy, inspired, full-of possibility glow that everyone does leaving a QS training and since then the strategies, ethics, and interconnections she learned on the land have seeped into almost every aspect of her work and daily life. As the Projects Coordinator, she connects Mama Hope’s partner grassroots organizations with the resources and training they seek to build our their vision and make their work more regenerative. Lexi studied Environmental Economics and Policy at Berkeley and was steered towards community-led development by a summer internship in Morocco. She left the Quail Springs land bursting with ideas and hope both times, and is so excited to join the Board to help continue spreading that magic to as many people as possible. She believes knowledge, hope, and community can and will create the thriving, abundant world of tomorrow and people just need to learn and feel that they can be a part of it.