Climate First: Replacing Oil & Gas

”Your climate watchfrog on the Central Coast”

Staff

Our Staff

Liz Beall

Executive Director

With a graduate degree in medical anthropology from Oxford University, Liz has spent the last two decades exploring the environmental and social determinants of human health and putting that knowledge toward highly targeted, effective environmental justice activism. 

She was the co-founder and Executive Director of Full Circle Farm in Sunnyvale, an 11-acre urban educational farm. She has also served in nonprofit leadership roles at numerous Bay Area environmental nonprofits and social advocacy groups, including Green Foothills, Collective Roots, the Children & Nature Network, FIRST 5 Santa Clara County, and the Living Classroom. 

Liz moved to Ventura County two years ago with her family, and was delighted to join CFROG in October of 2020.

Haley Ehlers

Program Manager

Haley Ehlers, an Oregon native, recently joined the CFROG team as the Program Manager and is happy to be back on the West Coast. She is currently a graduate student in the Applied Community and Economic Development program in Political Science at Illinois State University.

Haley completed her undergraduate studies at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington where she earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a concentration in marketing and a minor in nonprofit leadership in 2016. She served as a community economic development volunteer with the Peace Corps in Timor-Leste from 2016 to 2018 and worked alongside a rural savings and loan cooperative. State-side, she worked in resource development at the Boys & Girls Club of Salem, Marion and Polk Counties.

Haley can’t wait to explore Ventura’s outdoors, craft breweries, and find the perfect reading spot on the beach.

Eduardo Coyotzi Zarate

Outreach Coordinator

Eduardo Coyotzi Zarate recently joined CFROG as the organization’s Community Organizer. He is a recent graduate of the University of California, Santa Cruz, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology. 

Throughout his undergraduate career, Eduardo spent his time as an AVID tutor for high school and middle school students. He moved to Washington, D.C., where he finished the final quarter of his undergraduate career and interned for the National Education Association. 

After graduating in December, Eduardo continued his life on the East Coast and has since interned at D.C-based communications firm, CLS Strategies, and Abel Communications in Baltimore, Maryland. 

Eduardo recently moved back to Oxnard and joined CFROG in August. When not working, you can find him listening to music, which can be anything from Mariachi to K-Pop, or spending time with his cat, Riggly.