Joe Alfano is the Regional Director of Development for Food & Water Watch based in the Los Angeles office. As a California native, he is thrilled to be back in the state after living in New York City and the Hudson Valley for the past 23 years. Joe brings more than 17 years of nonprofit fundraising and management experience to the organization and has worked at prominent New York organizations like Brooklyn Botanic Garden and Mohonk Preserve. He credits his parents for instilling environmental protection as a core value and strives every day to share this with others by encouraging them to invest in their future. In his free time, Joe enjoys spending time with his family, exploring the great outdoors, and riding roller coasters. He is also a classically trained singer, holds a B.F.A. in Drama from New York University, and loves to perform whenever time permits. He can be reached at jalfano(at)fwwatch.org.