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Butte Environmental Council Staff

Danielle Baxter, General Manager

Danielle Baxter is a local community and grass-roots organizer who holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Natural Resource Management, CSU Chico along with a Climate Protection Career Certificate, Bay Area-Skyline College. She has been involved in an array of sustainability related professional positions and program development opportunities in recent years prior to becoming BEC's General Manager. Her love for BEC began as she was a program coordinator under Robyn DiFalco's leadership in 2015. Since then, some of her favorite accomplishments and positions include: co-creation of the Carriers of the New Story program, designed to ignite and support young changemakers in the area using the Way of Council, bike-touring the Pacific Northwest with her partner Scott, farming on the Big Island Hawaii, and working with Butte College’s Sustainability Resource Center developing internship programs helping students become involved with Green Workforce Careers. She is now Vice-Chair of the City of Chico Sustainability Task Force and hopes to integrate her experience and community connections to serve BEC in being the most thriving environmental non-profit in this rapidly changing time in our community and onward. You may find her in Bidwell Park being a proud dog-mom or at a local farmer's market fawning over the abundance of beautiful local produce this valley has to offer.

Anna Isaacs, Business Manager

Anna brings ten years of experience in non-profit and business management to her role as Business Manager. She was first attracted to BEC because of the dedication of its Staff, Board Members, and community of volunteers and donors. In her position, she hopes to take care of the backend operations so that our community can have an effective platform to advocate for the land, air, and water. Previous to BEC, she led CoFED, a national non-profit that supports the leadership of young people to build food and land cooperatives. She holds a B.A. in Economic Development from The Evergreen State College, where she studied cooperative development in Venezuela, Peru, and across the Pacific Northwest.

Julia May, RARE Coordinator

Julia May is a Sonoma County transplant who has lived in Chico since 2010. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Behavioral & Social Sciences with focuses in Sustainability and Environmental Issues. She also has a Minor in Managing for Sustainability, and a Certificate in Peace and Global Studies. Julia’s passion and love for nature started at a young age and has grown and evolved over the years. That, mixed with a deep appreciation for people and forging strong connections, has led to her work with various environmental and social justice community groups. She operates under the belief that everyone can be empowered to make a difference, take care of the planet, and live a good life; All they need is the information and the support to do so. When she is not working at BEC planning community events or teaching kids about the importance of the 4R’s, she is probably on a hike, cooking tasty food from local farmers, or care-taking the following: her house plants, her very witchy cat Sapphire, and her friends’ emotional wellness.

BEC Interns and Volunteers


The constant support and collaboration we receive from our long-standing internship and volunteer programs allow us to continue the work we do at our fullest potential while offering community connection, work related skill building and environmental education. Click here to learn more about how to BECome a BEC Intern or Volunteer.