Essex comes to Spark Northwest with years of experience advocating for underserved communities most impacted by systemic oppression, including conditions resulting from environmental injustice. His career began in the SF/Bay Area where he was a community organizer with San Francisco Pride At Work and has spent the past decade advocating for the needs of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color LGBTQ communities. Most recently, Essex served as a project manager and grants database manager for Social Justice Fund NW.
With much excitement, Essex will use his experience to support underserved communities as they transition to renewable energy. Essex was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan and holds an AS in Behavioral Sciences focused on Public Health from City College of San Francisco. Essex is also a DJ, a foodie, and the proud caretaker of 20+ house plants.
Welcome Essex to Spark Northwest!