Wendy joined BWI in September 2016 as BWI's first executive director. Her efforts at BWI focus on supporting the board of directors and committees to strengthen the impact of BWI’s programs and services. Before joining Babywearing International, Wendy spent sixteen years as nonprofit changemaker, specializing in transition management, strategic planning, and capacity-building initiatives. She has worked with a variety of organizations, including international advocacy groups, political campaigns, schools, and museums, zoos, and cultural associations. Wendy holds master's degrees in interdisciplinary studies and environmental studies as well as postgraduate certificate in nonprofit management. A California native, Wendy lives in western Oregon with her family and spends her free time camping and exploring the Oregon coast.