As the finance officer, Ernesto manages EcoLogic’s regional and US-based finances, budgeting, and reporting. Ernesto coordinates with all departments to help maintain the organization’s financial health and support its growth. After spending nearly seven years working with non-profit accounting and grants management, Ernesto knows that what truly drives the success of an organization is the ability to connect with organizational leaders to plan for the future. After living in the desert for over a decade, Ernesto has a special connection with the desert. He understands the importance of protecting it for today’s and future generations as well as the importance of conservation in protecting the desert ecosystem.