Jason Kibbey, Executive Director
Prior to joining SAC, Jason was the CEO and co-founder of PACT, an apparel company combining design, sustainability, and philanthropy. He served as Co-Founder and interim Executive Director of Freedom to Roam, a non-profit initiative that brings together people, organizations, and businesses to enhance and protect wildlife corridors and landscape connectivity in North America. While at business school, he worked at Patagonia developing Freedom to Roam.
Jason started his career as an Associate Consultant at Bain & Company, where he worked on turnaround and product strategies for high-tech companies.
Jason graduated from UC Berkeley with degrees in Environmental Economics and Policy and Religious Studies and received his MBA from UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business in May 2008.
Ryan Young, Index Manager
Ryan has a background in management and strategy consulting, and in recent years has focused his energy on sustainability issues. Prior to joining SAC, Ryan worked for Blu Skye Consulting, where he worked with the U.S. dairy industry on greenhouse gas reduction efforts; he led a large project focused on increasing renewable energy generated from cow manure. Ryan also has experience working for BearingPoint, Ernst & Young, and Law and Economics Consulting Group.
Ryan earned his BA in Economics from Cornell University and his MBA in Strategy and Marketing from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He has also taught an MBA class focused on sustainable marketing at Golden Gate University in San Francisco.
Inês Sousa, Environmental Sustainability Manager
Inês has a background in life cycle assessment (LCA) for product design and more than 10 years of experience connecting sustainability with business and digital tools. Most recently, Inês worked for ENXSuite, an energy and sustainability performance management software company, leading its sustainability services offered to customer companies and providing expertise to the executive team, product managers, and partners. She was also a strategic advisor for NRDC to create the Cloud of Commitments, a civil society-initiated open source project designed to assist the international community in tracking and aggregating sustainability commitments worldwide.
Previously, Inês co-founded Sustainable Minds, a green product design software company pioneering on-demand LCA software for early product design phases.
Inês earned her Ph.D. in LCA for Product Design and her Master of Engineering in Environmental and Water Quality Engineering from MIT. She also holds a BS in Environmental Engineering from the Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal.
Kirsty Stevenson, Social/Labor Manager
Kirsty has over 15 years of experience on both the corporate side and overseas manufacturing side of big-business supply chains. She got her start at HP Singapore as a Supply Chain Manager, later transitioning to Apple to drive manufacturing in Korea, China, Taiwan, Czech Republic and Mexico.
Amy Horton, Collaboration Projects Manager
Amy has a background in project management, meeting facilitation and strategy consulting for a range of non-profit and corporate clients, including international projects based in Asia for UNESCO and USAID, multi-stakeholder collaborations in the U.S. dairy value chain to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and sustainability strategy at Walmart.
Prior to (officially) joining the Sustainable Apparel Coalition staff, Amy worked as an independent project manager for the Coalition’s Metrics Working Group and the Outdoor Industry Association’s Chemicals Management Working Group. She spent 4.5 years at Blu Skye Consulting, and played a lead role on the team facilitating the SAC’s start-up and development beginning in 2010.
Emily Ramsay, Implementation Lead
Prior to joining SAC, Emily worked on sustainable manufacturing for Nester Hosiery, a high-performance sock manufacturer in North Carolina. While at Nester, Emily supported and led initiatives on water, waste, and product stewardship, including pilot testing the Higg Index with three brands. She also initiated the company’s first Employee Engagement Program and examined the associated resource inputs of the product development process.
Emily earned her Master’s of Environmental Management from Duke University, where she focused on the intersection of business and the environment. Emily also holds a B.A. from Wake Forest University in Political Science and Entrepreneurship & Social Enterprise.
Cameron Childs, Index Analyst
Cameron has a background in multi-stakeholder collaboration and project management. She earned her MA in Sustainability from ASU's School of Sustainability where she researched consumer attitudes and behavior toward product sustainability at The Sustainability Consortium. Additional projects included analyzing Extended Producer Responsibility programs for AMERIPEN/Sustainable Packaging Coalition, and serving as Editor-in-Chief of The Sustainability Review. Her thesis work identified structural and social variables that influenced an emerging multi-stakeholder initiative in Agua Fria Watershed in Arizona. Cameron is originally from the Columbia Gorge in Oregon and she holds a BA in Psychology from the University of San Diego.
Danielle Guerin, Assistant to the Executive Director
Danielle has a background in apparel and retail and earned her B.A. in Environmental Studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
While at UCSB, Danielle was a member of the Environmental Affairs Board, Student Food Collective, and Student Sustainability Coalition Convergence.
Laura Helland, Membership Development Lead
Laura comes to SAC from Blu Skye Consulting where, in addition to the SAC, she worked with clients on their sustainability initiatives such as the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy and the Corporation for Battery Recycling where she saw firsthand the benefits of industry wide collaboration to drive results. In her prior experience with SAC she was focused on recruiting and new member on-boarding as well as organizational development. While at Blu Skye, Laura also honed her project management and event planning skills.Laura earned her Masters in Public Policy, specializing in environmental policy, from Mills college and her Bachelors of Science from Santa Clara University.
Julie Holst, Environmental Sustainability AnalystJulie graduated from UCSB’s Bren school with a Master’s degree in Environmental Science and Management. Her focus was Corporate Environmental Management as well as Pollution Prevention and Remediation. She also received her Bachelor’s degree at UCSB with a major in Environmental Studies and a minor in music. Julie’s graduate thesis was a group project for Deckers Outdoor Corporation. It involved the creation of a tool to calculate the life cycle environmental impacts of possible shoe design scenarios.Prior to employment at the SAC, Julie was a lead auditor at SCS Global Services where she performed environmental certifications for furniture and building materials. For fun, Julie likes to fly (she is a commercial pilot), play piano, and sing in a local San Francisco choir.