Fundraising and Marketing Professionals Join Lindsay Wildlife Museum Staff

WALNUT CREEK, CALIF.—November 12, 2013—Lindsay Wildlife Museum (LWM),, is pleased to announce the hire of two staff members who will interface heavily with the community and the general public. Silvia Sanchez has been named corporate and foundation relations officer, and Rachel Simmons is the organization’s marketing and public relations manager.

Sanchez is charged with cultivating key relationships with corporate, foundation and government entities, and expanded the institutional funding base of the museum.  A graduate of Stanford University and Monterey Institute of International Studies. Sanchez joins LWM after working in program operations for conservation non-profits WildAid and The Otter Project, as well as her prior work in marketing and communications for Beau-coup, Inc.

An alumna of Chico State University, Simmons serves as chief media and community representative for the organization. She will develop and execute strategic marketing and public relations efforts for LWM. With a background in travel & tourism and nonprofit marketing, Simmons has held positions with Visit Tri-Valley and Charles Zukow Associates.

“We are delighted to welcome Silvia Sanchez and Rachel Simmons to the advancement team at the museum,” said Catherine Millar, director of institutional advancement. “Their energy and enthusiasm are a terrific addition to the Lindsay staff.”


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