Founder and Executive Director
Doug has served the environmental community of California for over 35 years as an advocate, political strategist, coalition builder, and fundraiser. In 1996, he founded The Next Generation (TNG) in an effort to advance the environmental agenda by offering campaign services and political strategy to nonprofit organizations, environmental coalitions, and progressive candidates.
Doug has run numerous campaigns at the state, regional, and local level and has specialized in water, energy, forestry, and environmental tax reform issues. In 2002, he was recognized with the Mark Dubois River Conservationist Award given by Friends of the River. His environmental service includes past or present membership on the boards of directors for the California League of Conservation Voters, Friends of the River, ecoVenture, Green Capitol, the Planning and Conservation League, and the East Bay Municipal Utility District.
From 1988 to 1994, Doug was the Political Director of the California League of Conservation Voters, a public interest organization that supports environmentally minded candidates for public office. Doug received his Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science and Public Policy from the University of California, Davis.
Throughout her life, Molly has fostered a love and sense of necessity for environmental conservation and sustainability. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Studies with a Minor in Spatial Sciences from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Working as a Research Intern at the Next Generation, Molly turned her attention towards policy. Her work consisted of analyzing data pertinent to water use and researching ways in which environmental issues could be better represented in policy. Serving as the Conference Coordinator at EcologiCal Solutions, a non-profit organization, Molly organizes environmentally-oriented conferences and workshops to increase awareness, activism, and involvement in politics and local environmental movements.
As the Program Director, Molly focuses her research on electric vehicles, energy and transportation trends, and related policies, specifically policy gap analysis to locate where our environmental policies fall short when it comes to implementing renewable energy standards and electric vehicle mandates. She oversees various projects and creates content that is used to help ZEV2030 accomplish its mission.