Joelle Geisler-Haley (she/her/hers)

Administrative Operations Manager

Joelle Geisler-Haley is the Administrative Operations Manager at Second Nature, where she supports human resources and program systems for the organization, and manages many of the behind-the-scenes operations. 

Prior to joining Second Nature, she spent 8 years as Events Manager at UTEC, Inc. – a MA-based nonprofit organization that works with proven-risk Young Adults. In her role, she founded, developed and managed the Facility Rental social enterprise that both served diverse sectors of the community and provided on-the-job training for Program Participants. Earlier work history included time in the Philanthropy Department at what is now Native Plant Trust, and as Director of Operations for Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum in Austin, TX. 

Joelle holds a Master’s Degree in Humanities and Social Thought from New York University’s John W. Draper Program for Interdisciplinary Studies, and a Bachelor of Arts from Boston College with a major in English Literature. 

Joelle was born and raised on 30+ acres of fields and forests in New York, a childhood that instilled in her a life-long passion for the natural world, and a desire to play some part in making sure future generations have access to clean air and land. She is a longtime illustrator, hoping that her work speaks to that childlike sense of wonder that is sometimes drowned out by busy days and lives. She loves simply being outside – whether exploring new trails or harvesting vegetables and berries from her backyard garden. She lives with her husband and two young sons (and their cat and fish) in North Central Massachusetts.