Outside of her role at SBC, Jill is a nationally published journalist with a passion for the outdoors. The granite slopes and crystalline waters of the Sierra ground her, giving her purpose both professionally and personally. Now based in Truckee, Jill is originally from the Sierra Nevada foothills and has an appreciation for this region that extends past outdoor recreation to the region’s quirky small towns and salt of the earth mentality.
Jill has an English degree (with an emphasis in Rhetoric) from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington. When she’s not spinning stories, she either has her nose in a book or is on a trail in the mountains above Truckee with her dog June.
Blogs by Jill Sanford
SBC is excited to share that the Resilience Fund-Sierra continues to gain traction in the Tahoe region, having now funded 19 businesses and counting. Founded to save Sierra businesses forced to close down during the pandemic earlier this spring, the Resilience Fund has provided its first wave of clients with loans, coaching, and other valuable services.
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SBC’s work frequently raises the alarm for crises facing the Sierra Nevada. The ongoing movement for racial justice has reminded us that we cannot tackle the challenges of our region relating to climate justice, small businesses, or environmental health, without also addressing the inequalities that people of color face both within our communities and beyond.