Jessica enthusiastically joined BirdNote in July 2020, bringing a love of the natural world and a passion for data-driven decision making. Prior to joining BirdNote, Frantz worked as the Director of Membership and Operations for the Public Radio Program Directors Association (PRPD), the trade association for the public radio content community, and formerly worked in membership and development for Blue Ridge Public Radio (WCQS FM) in Asheville, NC. Jessica also has experience as a fundraising and organizational development consultant working in the not-for-profit arts and community service sectors with a focus on revenue impact strategy that combines individual giving, social media strategy, audience engagement and activation, and data management best practices. She is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) credentialed by the Association of Fundraising Professionals and holds a Master of Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Philosophy from the University of North Carolina at Asheville. Jessica resides in Asheville, NC and spends her free time hanging out with her 75 pound labradoodle, Max.