People: Sean Hill named CEO of Sierra Nevada Journeys

Sean Hill

Sean Hill

Sierra Nevada Journeys announced Sean Hill has been appointed by the board of directors as the CEO of the organization.

As an experienced nonprofit leader, Hill will succeed outgoing CEO Eaton Dunkelberger.
After 10 years leading Sierra Nevada Journeys, Dunkelberger has taken a new role as president and CEO with the Community Foundation of Northern Nevada. Hill and Dunkelberger have worked together for more than a decade creating an ideal transition for Sierra Nevada Journeys.

Hill has been with the organization for more than 12 years and leads fundraising and development. Originally joining the organization as a credentialed high school science teacher, he has played multiple roles at Sierra Nevada Journeys, including educator, coordinator, manager, fundraiser, and ultimately director and vice president.

Hill’s operational and program knowledge combined with his strong relationships with staff and the community provides a natural succession as CEO.

Hill received a bachelor of science degree from Montana State University, a master of science in human dimensions of natural resources from Colorado State University, a State of Nevada teaching license in secondary biology, and a Wilderness First Responder through the Wilderness Medicine Institute.

He sits on the advisory council of the University of Nevada, Reno college of science, as well as the executive advisory board for the Nevada teach program. As a published author of STEM programs and evaluations, Hill is an advisor to many education and environmental agencies on a local and national level.


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