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Claire Jarrold, Director of Development

Claire Jarrold is passionate about connecting with people and with nature, and she is happy to be engaged in both roles at Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative.

Claire loves telling the stories that connect people to causes, which is at the root of her fundraising. Before joining Y2Y in November 2014, she was the “one-stop” development officer at Toronto’s Sherbourne Health Centre – supporting the homeless or marginally housed, newcomers to Canada and LGBT communities.

Claire has a BA in Chinese & Linguistics, and gained her CFRE (fundraising certificate) in September 2013. After moving to the charity sector, she worked in international development for 10 years before focusing closer to home on local community development.

Originally from the U.K., Claire has been in Canada since 2009, and having greater access to wilderness spaces was a big part of the attraction in making Canada her home. Wilderness canoeing, hiking and cross-country skiing are her favourite ways to explore the Rockies and beyond.