Carly SchmidtMembership Associate

Carly Schmidt

Boulder, Colorado

Carly works from the Boulder office to provide support to River Network’s member organizations. Carly came to River Network from the nonprofit sector in Austin, Texas. Her experience includes creating content for the Project WILD environmental education guides, leading and administering STEM education programs, and managing operations and communications at a wildlife rehabilitation center. Growing up in Ontario, Canada, water was a major part of her childhood. Carly grew up rowing and sailing on Lake Ontario. Her rowing career allowed her to compete on nearly every major river in the United States.

Carly earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Tulsa, where she served as captain of the women’s rowing team. Carly’s love and appreciation for aquatic ecosystems then led to her studying and researching with the United Nations Environment Programme in Geneva, Switzerland and earning a Master’s Degree in Environmental Sciences & Policy at Northern Arizona University. Carly is always thinking about how large-scale problems can be solved at the local level at River Network.

Carly lives in Denver with her husband and spends her free time hiking, skiing, baking and hanging out at local breweries.