Brooke Truesdale is thrilled to dive in as Director of Development at Reef Check. Equally passionate about environmental conservation and connecting generous donors to worthy missions, Brooke is excited to show Reef Check’s donors the impact of their support and share the incredible success of Reef Check with new audiences. Brooke has a deep knowledge of philanthropy and donor relations, as well as a wealth of experience in nonprofit leadership, board and volunteer engagement, and strategic planning.
Prior to joining Reef Check, Brooke worked at San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance where she focused on raising major gifts for more than 150 conservation projects across the world. Brooke serves on a number of nonprofit boards including the Association of Fundraising Professionals, the Saola Foundation Advisory Board, and SunCoast Market Coop where she is the Fundraising Committee Chair. She is a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) and has completed the Chapman University Nonprofit Management Certificate program.
Brooke loves animals of all kinds- whether they be furry, finned or feathered- and has fostered dozens of animals until they find homes. She lives near the beach in San Diego and enjoys bird watching, competitive trivia, yoga, plogging on dog walks, and tending her pollinator garden.