GreenTown Los Altos

Team

  • Kris Jensen

  • As Executive Director, Kris is our quintessential perfect match. The living embodiment of an advocate, starting at age 13 by penning a note to Pres. Reagan protesting removing the White House’s solar panels. He lives sustainably, is a certified permaculture designer, gardens, cooks and does woodwork when he’s not guiding our community efforts.

  • Email:
    kris@greentownlosaltos.org
  • Gary Hedden, President

  • Gary heads up GreenTown’s energy efforts. Given his high energy, a natural fit. Our prolific writer and biking phenom, he leads popular events, like the Historic Bike Ride, Native Garden Bike Tour and the Summer & Winter Solstice night bike rides. In energy, his focus is on supporting Silicon Valley Clean Energy.

  • Email:
    energy@greentownlosaltos.org
  • Margie Suozzo, Vice-President

  • Margie is simply the icon of environmental passion. Whipping out facts off the top of her head, while biking around town, heading to teach, evangelize and educate our community about GreenTown’s programs which she helps create, craft and complete.

  • Don Weiden, Treasurer

  • Don’s career as a civil/environmental engineer and his personal enjoyment in wilderness camping since grade school have led to his interest in minimizing the impacts of our engineered and human activities on the natural environment.   He became interested in GreenTown Los Altos when investigating residential solar panels for his home and is now a proponent […]

  • Jana Schlansker, Secretary

  • Jana is our organizational go to. Her smiling face makes it easy to make any request and know it will be one more piece of the GreenTown puzzle, from organizing volunteers to coordinating events, her coordinates deliver solid results. 

  • Arnold Ambiel, Past-President

  • Arnold is our details expert, rattles off facts and data in an instant so we lean on him to keep everything in check. He bikes extensively, is as well directed on the road as in meetings and he’s responsible for much of the growth of our reCYCLE Bike Drives and Bike Valet Parking efforts.

  • Email:
    wow@greentownlosaltos.org
  • Michele Gerstel

  • Michele admits joining the GreenTown team was a no brainer. Why? Who wouldn’t want to be a part of a team of passionate, brilliant residents working to improve our community’s future? Marketing its programs are just plain fun. Not to mention rewarding. Enough to keep anyone smiling.

  • Email:
    marketing@greentownlosaltos.org
  • Cheryl Weiden

  • Cheryl became an environmental advocate when she became aware of the importance of sustaining the earth for the future of her children.  She met her husband, Don, on a cycling vacation and continues to bike and hike with him, but not backpack.  She is working on decreasing air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions through reducing […]

  • Linda Ziff

  • As Water Program Lead, Linda stays focused on educating our community about all things water. From creek clean ups that end up providing us all cleaner water to monthly meetings to plan events, she’s a planner extraordinaire who makes GreenTown more effective.

  • Email:
    water@greentownlosaltos.org