Katie Beeson, Business Manager
Katie came to BEC with a desire to be a part of a grassroots organization that effects positive change to combat the effects of climate change. Having a background in French from UC Santa Barbara, her experience with work in environmental sustainability comes simply from her personal passion for wildlife and from a personal desire to reduce her carbon footprint and waste. As Business Manager, Katie's role is to assist the Executive Director in most everything, manage donor relations and fundraising campaigns, handle organizational finances and assist in event planning.
Katie's other passions include spending time with her animals (she has two cats and one dog), attending comic conventions, traveling the world, and Star Wars!
Becky Holden, Assistant Director & Interim Watershed Coordinator
Becky graduated from Chico State with a Bacherlor's degree in Biology. She began volunteering for BEC in 2012, and was hired in 2014.
Becky coordinated our Energy Upgrade California Ambassador Program, and gave presentations to community groups, and tabled at local events including the Salmon Festival, Butte County Fair, and the Endangered Species Faire. Energy Upgrade California educates Butte County residents about two very important topics: energy efficiency and water conservation.
Becky also coordinated our Recycling And Rubbish Education (RARE) program, which presented recycling and composting workshops to K – 12 classrooms throughout Butte County, and oil recycling presentations to high school auto shop classes. Remember to follow the 4 R’s: “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and Rot!”
Lexi has returned to her hometown of Chico to join BEC after graduating from CSU Monterey Bay with a B.S. in Environmental Science. Being a part of an organization that directly influences positive change in her hometown was exactly the kind of opportunity she was looking for after graduating. She is now the coordinator for both the Oak Restoration Program and the Community Gardens. Her past experiences include internships for the Monterey Regional Waste Management District and the Federal Environmental Protection Agency. She will be continuing her education in the fall at CSU Chico by joining the Master's Program for Environmental Science, where she hopes to gain more experitise in restoration efforts that consider climate change projections.
Lexi's personal interests include any kind of arts and crafts, traveling, and her garden.
Our team of interns also make up a valuable part of the BEC team each semester. If you are interested in an internship with BEC, please contact our office or click here to learn more about our internship program and how you can get involved.