Jared Nigro

Executive Director
Executive Director
"My absolute favorite part of nonprofit work is creating an environment where everyone feels empowered to use their voice and be seen and heard. As I start this new role as your Executive Director, my mantra will be: 'The birder in me sees the birder in you.'

The combination of my love for nature and my background in writing and performance has turned me into a natural at stirring up public excitement for the Gottlieb Native Garden (and the garden’s first book, “The Gottlieb Native Garden: A California Love Story”). I introduced the garden and its mission of re-wilding our urban lands to folks at functions such as the Academy Awards pre-party, Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, P22 Day, the Theodore Payne Foundation’s Native Plant Garden Tour, and many more.

As I embark on this new feathery journey, I am hungry to learn more and more from the wonderful folks at Pasadena Audubon Society."
- Jared Nigro, Executive Director