Molly serves as Chief Development Officer to lead Sea Shepherd’s philanthropy department. She joined Sea Shepherd in 2022 coming from Trust for Public Land (TPL) where as Associate Vice President of Field Philanthropy, she oversaw the organization’s nationwide philanthropy programs, spanning from Maine to Texas to Hawai’i. Over almost 12 years, Molly personally raised more than $26.5 million for TPL and directed several multimillion-dollar campaigns to forever protect Wyoming’s 58,000-acre Hoback Basin from oil and gas drilling and to build a 60-acre ‘Central Park’ for Bozeman, Montana. Prior to TPL, Molly supported the world’s first national park at the Yellowstone Park Foundation (now Yellowstone Forever.)
Molly holds a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies and minor in Economics from Davidson College where she also played for and captained the Wildcat’s NCAA Division I women’s lacrosse team. In her community work, Molly is a high school lacrosse coach and previously served on the boards of One Valley Community Foundation and Cape Eleuthera Foundation.