Sophie joined the Earthplace senior leadership team as the Director of Marketing & Development in 2019. There, Sophie manages the annual fund, major gifts, and events. Additionally, Sophie oversees their marketing initiatives. She has worked in non-profit for more than a decade, and prior to Earthplace, was the U.S. Development Director for International Animal Rescue, a global animal conservation organization. Sophie is passionate about the environment and about educating the public on the importance of environmental resiliency and sustainability. Sophie has a B.S. in Biology from Royal Holloway, University of London and holds certificates in General Fundraising Strategy, Trust Fundraising, and Building Corporate Relationships from The Institute of Fundraising. Sophie lives in the Compo Beach area of Westport with her husband, Stefan, their three children, two cats, two dogs (and a horse).