Jeremy Terhune recently joined the team at Valley Vision as Program Manager for the Energy Careers Experience Program and Climate Action Planning initiatives in the San Joauquin Valley.
Jeremy has over 13 years of experience in sustainable community development, non-profit management, community organizing, environmental advocacy, and sustainable agriculture systems development. He is a former Peace Corps volunteer, and lived and worked in Panama for over 4 years. He founded the regional non-profit PUENTES, which manages a 5 acre urban farming business in Stockton, CA.
Jeremy has a B.A. in Humanities from California State University, Chico, and his passion is sustainable community development. He has advocated for wildlife and wild places in San Joaquin County as a community organizer for Defenders of Wildlife for over 6 years. During his tenure with Defenders, Jeremy founded the watershed group Friends of the Lower Calaveras River and secured a 3 acre native grass restoration project on the Calaveras River and place watershed signs throughout San Joaquin County.
Jeremy is a member of the Climate Action Plan Advisory Committee, a former founding member of the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District Environmental Justice Advisory Group, the Alternate Conservation Representative for the San Joaquin Multiple Species Habitat Technical Advisory Committee, and Coordinator of the San Joaquin State of Our Rivers Symposium. Jeremy is also a member of the San Joaquin Farm Bureau Federation and the Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce.
Jeremy met his beautiful wife in Panama and is the father of two wonderful children. He loves taking his family hiking and backpacking, and plays the drums in a local blues band.