O’Herron & Company is a certified woman-owned small business founded in 2016 and headquartered in San Francisco, California. Clients include the National Park Service, Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, Pepperwood Preserve, Save the Redwoods League, Marin County Parks, Marin Municipal Water District, and East Bay Regional Park District.
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Michelle has a BS in Biology, an MS in Conservation Biology, and 15+ years of experience working with a variety of government and nonprofit organizations in the areas of science communication, technical and grant writing, events and outreach, and program/project management.
Previously, she was a project manager at the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy and before that, worked in diverse capacities on behalf of the National Park Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the University of Maryland Environmental Finance Center. She is an expert in multi-stakeholder environmental collaboratives, having played a lead role in the development and implementation of both the Tamalpais Lands Collaborative (One Tam) and Redwoods Rising.
Ellen leads all design/art direction for O’Herron & Company projects. She holds a BFA in Advertising/Design, and has close to 20 years of relevant experience, including serving as Creative Director at the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy.
Jessica W. McClosky
Director of Web Strategy and Design
Jessica oversees design and development of all web-related content and projects for O’Herron & Company. She holds a BS in Psychobiology, and has been designing, building, and managing websites since the early days of the internet. She is proficient in HTML, CSS, a variety of content management systems (e.g., Drupal, WordPress), Adobe Creative Cloud, digital accessibility standards compliance, and more.
Chief Operating Officer
Jerell is responsible for all day-to-day administrative functions for the firm, including marketing, finance, HR, and IT. He holds a BA in Political Science and an MBA, and has close to 20 years of experience in professional services and technology, including previous leadership roles at Booz Allen Hamilton, Intel, and Cisco Systems.