Ashley Mazanec

Founding Director

Ashley Mazanec is an environmental policy and nonprofit professional, eco-art educator, and musician committed to optimizing human and environmental health. Founding EcoArts Foundation in 2016 led to her current position in teaching and programming eco-art education at Del Sur Elementary. As a Sustainability Advisor for the City of Del Mar and Assistant Executive Director of San Diego Energy District, she is deeply invested in the future of clean energy in San Diego. 

Ashley has advanced EcoArts Foundation's mission by producing: environmentally-themed music, an EcoArts TV show for the City of Palmdale, an educational eco-art series generously funded by the Tommy Short Foundation, and the Let's Talk About the Weather podcast, which explores ecological topics through the eyes of artists. She serves on the board of the nonprofits Local Earth, Citizens Coordinate for Century III, and beautifulPB - the pioneer of San Diego's first EcoDistrict. A partner and affiliated artist at the Climate Science Alliance, she collaborates with various purpose-driven organizations and creatives to produce sustainable events and educational media. 

Ashley has been endowed with various awards from 2015 to 2017, including UCSD Global Policy and Strategy (GPS) Fellowship, US-Israel Center for Innovation and Economic Sustainability Lead Fellowship, and Surfing Madonna Oceans Project Scholarship to the Artists and Climate Change Inaugural Incubator. She holds her Masters in International Environmental Policy from GPS, where she served as Net Impact UCSD Graduate Chapter President. Coverage on her activities can be found on KPBS, The Union Tribune Coastal, Voyager, podcast and radio interviews. Her voice and music can be heard on Netflix, LA Talk Radio and in corporate stores such as T.J. Maxx, Hershey's and Abercrombie Kids, on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, and Bandcamp. Ashley holds her B.A. in Socio-Cultural Anthropology from Portland State.

meet more of the team . . .

Christopher Wolff
EcoArts Producer and Resident Hydrologist
R. Piper
Eco Artist and Designer
Rae Irelan
Eco Musician and Program Developer
Wei Fan
Director of Finance
John Biethan
Director of Media Development
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