Astrid Stevenson is the Conservancy’s Office Manager, administratively supporting the team and assisting with outreach events. Her passion for wildlife and conservation began while living on 480 acres of land in the Mayacamas mountain range in Sonoma County. Listening to the female mountain lion calls at night quickly ignited a great fondness for a local apex predator.
After receiving a bachelors in Psychology from Sonoma State University, she went on to take additional courses in a variety of sciences. The next 24 years were spent in both holistic and traditional medical settings, working in variety of roles, both hands on and administratively; the last 18 at the Kaiser Santa Rosa emergency room.
Always an avid volunteer, Astrid has been an art teacher, librarian, and currently, her most favorite – a lion ambassador for the Audubon Canyon Ranch Living with Lions Project. Her other endeavors include relaunching the Predator Exclusion Education Program at the Sonoma County Wildlife Rescue.