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Rock the Earth

December 21, 2015 10:01 ET

Rock the Earth Announces New Executive Director

Paige Heydon Joins to Lead Environmental Advocacy Organization to New Heights

DENVER, CO--(Marketwired - Dec 21, 2015) - Rock the Earth, a national nonprofit environmental organization that works to protect America's natural resources, announced that Paige Heydon has joined as Executive Director.

Heydon brings more than 18 years of non-profit experience to Rock the Earth, including 10 years in management and leadership roles. She was most recently the executive director at Saddle Up Foundation, a Colorado non-profit dedicated to empowering disabled individuals through equine assisted and other nontraditional therapies. Prior to that, Heydon was executive director at The Park People, a Denver-based non-profit that works to preserve, enhance and advocate for Denver's parks, recreation resources, open space and urban forest.

"I'm excited to be able to use my nonprofit and advocacy background at Rock the Earth. It's a role I've coveted because it marries two of my greatest passions -- music and the environment," Heydon said.

"We look forward to great successes ahead under Paige's leadership. Her expertise and experience bring a strong focus on strategic planning, finance management, administration, fundraising and board development to Rock the Earth. We're thrilled to have her," stated Brian Hayle, president of the Board of Directors of Rock the Earth.

Hayle added of outgoing executive director and founder of Rock the Earth, Marc Ross, "We thank Marc for his years of dedication to Rock the Earth and the community. His vision, leadership and perseverance have helped the organization grow for over a decade. We celebrate his contributions."

Heydon holds a Master's Degree in Non-Profit Management from Regis University in Denver. 

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About Rock the Earth
Rock the Earth is a national 501(c) (3) public interest, not-for-profit environmental advocacy organization dedicated to protecting and defending America's natural resources. We act as advocates to ensure the existence of a sustainable and healthy environment for all and represent those individuals and communities whose environment whose natural surroundings are directly and adversely affected by others. Thanks to generosity and support of a network of music industry partners and the world wide environmental community, we are able to carry out grassroots organizing, education, and legal action to mobilize public support and empower social change. Please visit www.RockTheEarth.org for more information.

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