Josh Simmons – President and Founder, Principal Consultant

Joshua Simmons (Principal Consultant and President) founded Prosper Sustainably in May 2014. From 2007 to 2014 Josh served as Environmental Director for the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians. During that time Josh helped the Santa Ynez Chumash become a nationwide leader in environmental stewardship and sustainability. He has also been instructing various courses since 2008 including strategic planning, developing EPA-Tribal Environmental Plans (ETEPs), grant/proposal writing, and environmental code development. Prior to working for the Chumash Josh worked for law firms in Santa Barbara, a waste sorting technology company (Austin AI), the Port of San Diego Environmental and Real Estate Departments, and the Mohegan Tribe’s Environmental Department. Josh’s education background includes a B.A. in Environmental Science from Assumption College, a J.D. from the University of San Diego, and a Master of Environmental Science & Management from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Josh is also a licensed California Attorney (since 2006). Josh spends his free time with his close friends and family, enjoying himself in nature as much as possible, and pursuing personal growth.

Click here to connect with Josh on LinkedIn.

Angie Hacker – CEO, Principal Consultant

Angie Hacker (Principal Consultant and CEO) joined Prosper Sustainably in September 2016 and became CEO of Prosper Sustainably LLC in 2019. Angie has 20 years of public, private and non-profit experience serving communities in the areas of sustainability, clean energy, and climate resilience, primarily in California. Prior to becoming CEO and Principal Consultant of Prosper Sustainably, she served as Energy and Sustainability Division Chief for the County of Santa Barbara and oversaw local, state, federal, and ratepayer-funded energy and climate initiatives. In addition to serving tribal and local clients, Angie serves as Statewide Best Practices Coordinator for Local Government Commission’s California Climate and Energy Collaborative. Her areas of expertise include identifying needs, designing innovative local and regional solutions, communicating a strategic vision, pursuing policy and regulatory opportunities, obtaining resources, building local capacity, leveraging cross-sector partnerships, and engaging stakeholders. She enjoys managing complex projects and datasets to achieve results within multi-agency, political and bureaucratic environments. She earned a Master of Public Administration from New York University and a Bachelor of Science in Applied Social Psychology from Cal Poly San Luis ObispoAngie cares deeply about fostering true community engagement and preserving a healthy planet. Click here to connect with Angie on LinkedIn.