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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.


Craig Wilcox, Business Manager

Craig was born and raised in Seward, Alaska. He traveled to many different countries every summer with his parents as they where teachers and had the summers off. From this he was able to learn about many differing cultures and ways of living sustainably with nature. He followed his significant other to Chico in 2007 for her Masters dregree. He recieved his MBA with a concentration in Accounting a few years later.  With his wife and two adopted children, they run a small homestead in the Sierra Nevada foothills. He has been on the board of directors for VECTORS as well as other Non-profit 501(c)(3)'s. Craig's passions of living with nature comes from his parents, and his wife. He is a constant advocate for Veteran's Rights as his wife is a disabled Army Vet. As his parents were teachers, he pushes for increasing the education of our children, as well as increasing the value of our teachers.


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.

 

 

Butte Environmental Council Interns

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.