Eddie manages TOF’s Fiscal Sponsorship Program and chairs the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice Initiative with a mission to build the capacity of environmental programs and amplify marginalized voices. He is also a member of the Board of Directors for the Environmental Leadership Program. Eddie obtained his B.S. in Wildlife Ecology and Management from Auburn University, with a background in terrestrial wildlife field research. He is an alumnus of several fellowships – Roger Arliner Young Diversity Fellowship (working for Ocean Conservancy and Rare), Environmental Leadership Program Fellowship, and Emerging Wildlife Conservation Leaders Fellowship – where he gained an array of experience and skills to proactively address D.E.I.J. and conservation-focused issues. His love for wildlife motivates him to not only protect the environment but raise awareness of the many issues they face. Outside of conservation, Eddie finds joy in the simple things in life such as playing tennis, visiting family in Alabama, and creating new experiences with friends!