Josh Simmons – President, Principal Consultant / Attorney
Joshua Simmons (Principal Consultant, Attorney, and Collaborative Strategist) 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, experiencing nature (as much as possible), and pursuing personal growth.
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Angie Hacker – Vice President, Senior Consultant
Angie Hacker (Vice President and Senior Consultant) joined Prosper Sustainably in September 2016. Prior to consulting, Angie acquired 15 years of experience in making communities more accountable, prosperous and resource-efficient. Her career spans local and State government, non-profit, for profit and university roles, with expertise in sustainable energy, climate change, green economic development, and transportation. Most recently, Angie served as Division Chief at the County of Santa Barbara, where she established and managed the Division of Energy and Sustainability Initiatives, obtained millions in external funding awards, and developed several innovative programs and policies for the central coast region in collaboration with local, state and national partners. Angie holds a Master of Public Administration from New York University and a Bachelor of Science in Applied Social Psychology from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Angie cares deeply about fostering true community engagement and preserving a healthy planet.
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