Brittany A. Longoria

Principal

Britt combines philanthropic leadership with gritty on-the-ground international NGO and nonprofit work.  Her added corporate background assists organizations reach their fullest potential.

Executive Summary

Brittany A. Longoria grew up on the southern coast of Maine and started working in South Africa in 2000. As Britt’s passion grew, her career path in Africa took her from the high-end safari lodge management to the gritty overlanding industry to wildlife game capture assignments and completing her Private Pilot’s License. She later started ecotourism and nonprofit consulting with rural native communities and business development projects in southern and eastern Africa.

Britt now owns and operates Rock Environmental, LLC, an international nonprofit and development consulting firm. This allows her to combine passions for strategically linking government, indigenous people, donors, and private sector stakeholders through conservation and nonprofit ventures around the world.

Recent Clients:

Alianca International – Brazil

Sul Ross State University/Borderlands Research Institute of Natural Resource Management – Texas, USA

11th World Wilderness Congress – Salamanca, Spain

Tracks of Giants Expedition with National Geographic GeoStories – Southern Africa

The WILD Foundation – Colorado, USA

Friedkin Conservation Fund – Tanzania

Trinity Oaks – Texas, USA

Wild Horizons Wildlife Trust – Zimbabwe

Education

2013-current: Master’s Degree in Philanthropic Leadership from the University of Denver (Colorado, USA)

 2009 U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) LEED AP designation – Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional

 2008 The Buckley School of Public Speaking (South Carolina, USA)

 2006 Private Pilot’s License (South African CAA PPL and American FAA PPL)

 2005 Field Guide Association of South Africa (FGASA) Registered Professional Field Guide (Level 1, Advanced Rifle Training) (South Africa)

 2004-2007 Tshwane University of Technology Bachelor of Technology with Honors (BTech, Hons.), Ecotourism Management: Natural SciencesSustainable Business Management (Pretoria, South Africa)

 2003-2004 University of Denver – Daniels College of Business BSBA, HotelRestaurantand Tourism Management (HRTM) Completed degree overseas (Colorado, USA)

 1997-2003 North Yarmouth Academy (Maine, USA)

 Professional Recommendations

June 10, 2011: “Vance (Martin) also tells me of the work he’s doing with Britt concerning Ian McCallum’s project In the Tracks of Giants. She is a fine young woman and professional, and a great asset for African conservation and a better world. It is great to have her as part of our team.” – Dr. Ian Player, Vice Chairman of the Magqubu Ntombela Foundation (Yellowwood Park, South Africa)

 

June 6, 2011: “As president of the board for the non profit organization Idaho Natural Resource Foundation (INRF) I would like to whole heartedly endorse Brittany A. Longoria of Rock Environmental LLC. We hired Britt to help create our professional platform and position us for future fund raising campaigns. Her dedication, professionalism, and commitment are outstanding. Our entire board cannot wait for Britt to come back and help us in our next phase of growth.” – Dirk Gibson, President of the Idaho Natural Resource Foundation (Boise, Idaho)

 

March 17, 2011: “Brittany is highly motivated and imaginative – she is making a significant contribution to our wildlife conservation and community development programs in Tanzania.” – George Hartley, General Manager, Legendary Adventures, Inc. (Houston, Texas) & Friedkin Conservation Fund (Arusha, Tanzania)

 

December 16, 2009: “Brittany is passionate about sustainability and really applies both skill and enthusiasm to her projects! She backs up her words with commitment to professional development that includes LEED certification.” – Dr. Jonathon Day, Founder and President, Placemark Solutions, Inc.

 

May 12, 2009: “I have been impressed with Brittany’s professionalism and character as a young entrepreneur… Brittany has done an excellent job communicating to and engaging our team throughout the entire process… The work experience she has had in Africa and the United States has given her invaluable insight into cultures and working in a variety of work environments.” – Mark W. Kessler, Senior VP of Marketing and Business Relations, The Kessler Collection (Orlando, Florida)

 

April 10, 2009: “Brittany was innovative with her approach, always thorough, detailed in her work and extremely dependable… In regards to her international experience, not many people in this world can adapt and flourish in other cultures. Brittany seemed to do this with ease.” – L. April Metivier, Chief Operating Officer, MOUNTAIN, LTD. (New Gloucester, Maine)