EcoForward focuses on the nexus of the human, built, and wild environments by leveraging the deep expertise of the Improve Earth founders and network. With industry-leading experience in green infrastructure, ecosystem services, human capital, and climate science, EcoForward enables decision and policy makers to select paths that lead us all to a healthier future.

Founded in 2018, EcoForward is an Improve Earth Initiative.


Emily Powell, PhD
Board President

Emily Powell EcoForward

Emily has worked in the fields of climate adaptation and resilience for nearly 18 years. Her work promotes the use of nature-based solutions for the benefit of people and wildlife. She has worked for the Climate Adaptation Science Centers, Landscape Conservation Cooperatives, and the National Wildlife Federation.

Holly Hunnicutt
Board Treasurer

Holly Hunnicutt

Holly is a sales and marketing expert with over 20 years experience in the book publishing industry and has introduced many science and nature titles into schools and libraries. She is a longtime bird watcher and has spent many hours on the hawk bench in NYC’s Central Park watching Pale Male, the resident red-tailed hawk.

Matthew Raymond
Board Member

Matt Raymond EcoForward

Matt specializes in developing curriculum for primary schools and works as an SAP Deployment Specialist.

Caleb Crow
Executive Director

Caleb Crow EcoForward

Caleb is a sustainability expert, educator, and conservationist with experience ranging from Houston Independent School District, Austin Community College, the Climate Science Adaptation Centers, Clinton Climate Initiative, and Cornell’s Lab of Ornithology.

Ryan Fusselman

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