Jessie Bluedorn (she/her)

Founder & Director

Jessie is an organizer and funder working at the intersection of climate and culture. Prior to the founding of The Carmack Collective in 2023, she worked across the organizing and media sectors in a number of roles including as a member leader with Resource Generation, a Climate Action Fellow at, a NYC Hub Leader with the Sunrise Movement, and a digital media strategist at Digitas and SocialCode. She has a BA in History and Marketing from Washington University in St. Louis.

Todd Bluedorn (he/him)

Chief Financial Officer

Todd is a retired business executive with 30+ years of leadership experience, most recently as Chairman & CEO of Lennox International, a global leader in climate control products. Todd currently serves on the Board of Directors of Texas Instruments Incorporated, a global designer and manufacturer of semiconductors and on the Board of directors of Samsara, a global leader in Industrial IOT. His firm belief that global man-made climate change is the most consequential issue of our time drives his involvement with The Carmack Collective.

Ricardo Benavidez (he/him)

Philanthropic Strategist

Ricardo Benavidez is associate director at Ktisis Capital, a progressive philanthropic advising firm, where he serves as a strategy and organization advisor, researcher, and project manager for a diverse mix of individuals and foundations. He works primarily with individuals, families, and private foundations on formulating their giving strategies. Ricardo holds a masters of public administration degree and is a fellow with the WK Kellogg Foundation’s Community Leadership Network.

Advisory Board

Nathalie Rengifo Álvarez (she/her)

Nathalie is a campaign organizer as well as a climate justice and human rights activist. Specializing in international humanitarian law, coexistence and conflict, and sustainable international development, she currently works as the Latin America Climate Campaign Director for Corporate Accountability. Previously, she worked at the ACLU of Massachusetts as a public advocacy fellow and the U.N. Population Fund as a a public policy officer.

Miriam Fogelson (she/her)

Miriam is a cultural strategist, producer and nonprofit leader with over two decades of experience working at the intersections of culture change, movement building, and progressive politics. Miriam is currently the President at Harness. In 2017, she founded Girasol Consulting to advance long-term culture change and timely advocacy and campaigns to secure rights, equity, and visibility for those who experience injustice.

Matthew Miles Goodrich (he/him)

Miles is a writer, organizer, and fundraiser who has spent the last decade building the youth climate movement into a force powerful enough to pass federal climate legislation. In 2017, with other young leaders, he launched Sunrise Movement, where he currently serves as the chief operating officer. In addition to his organizing, Miles is also a writer, contributing pieces on movement strategy to outlets such as Dissent and The Nation.

Michél Legendre (he/him)

Michél is an independent consultant supporting movements, organizations, and people for impactful justice work. Previously he was an organizer at corporate campaigning organizations including as a campaigns director. He serves/has served on boards of climate organizations, is a member of Green Leadership Trust, and supports work for redistributing resources to Black people and BIPOC communities wherever he can.

Catalina Ethel Romo Paxcle (she/they)

Catalina Romo Paxcle, is a queer adult-adoptee passionate about place-based learning across the lifespan.  Currently Catalina works in housing justice across Los Angeles County, California via Stay Housed LA and the Right to Counsel. Cata has led campaigns across New York and California and prioritizes their role in change making at the intersection of bridging people to policy using curriculum, the arts, and life span learning. 

Strategic Partners

Tides Foundation
Donor Advised Fund Provider

Ktisis Capital
Philanthropic Advisors

Partner & Partners
Visual Identity and Web Design