Staff Profile

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Jennifer Lane Shipp

Graphic Designer

Jen joined the Center for Land-Based Learning in May 2011 as the Contracts Coordinator. Over the course of her 11 years with CLBL, Jen's worn many hats: she maintains the Land-Based Learning website, designs graphics and outreach materials for digital and print media, develops marketing for the organization and is a member of the development team. Formerly she was the organization Contracts and Grants Coordinator.

Jen holds an A.S. Degree in Biological Sciences from Long Beach Community College (1996) and a B.S. Degree in Agricultural and Managerial Economics from University of California, Davis (2000). Jen found her passion for farming and agriculture while working for Yolo County Resource Conservation District during her senior year of college.

After graduation, she served as the Program Manager for Wild on Watersheds, a program of California Association of Resource Conservation Districts. During this three-year position, Jen worked with resource conservation districts throughout California, coordinating water quality monitoring train-the-trainers workshops and coordinated a Technical Advisory Council developing guidelines for citizen monitors. In addition, Jen has over six years' experience as a bookkeeper.

After doing graphic design and website design as a hobby for over a decade, Jen began intensive training in Adobe Creative Cloud in 2015, finishing advanced courses in Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator. She is a Girl Scout USA alumna and former troop leader, service unit representative and served as a National Delegate from 2014-2017. Since 2013, Jennifer has maintained a personal blog for Girl Scout leaders where she provides resources and printables to assist volunteers in planning meetings and organizing troops.

On her off-time Jennifer enjoys spending time with her husband, Clinton, and their Boxer dog Boone. She is the mother of 3 grown children (2 sons and 1 daughter from a previous marriage) and enjoys attending horror and halloween conventions. Despite living in Northern California for 25 years, the same number of years she lived in Los Angeles County, Jennifer still enjoys vacationing in Southern California as often as possible.