Jodi Valenta

Massachusetts State Program Director

Jodi is passionate about connecting people to green space and is committed to making the outdoors more accessible for Massachusetts residents and beyond. She brings valued expertise and an extensive professional background to the organization. Most recently, Jodi was the executive director at Friends of Prescott, Inc., where she oversaw the restoration and use of a historic building, visitor center, and 150 programs serving over 5,000 people. Previously, she worked for the U.S. Congress as a staffer for a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, and as a director at an outdoor foundation where she launched the Step Outside program that introduced over 250,000 youth, women, and diverse audiences to outdoor recreation. Jodi was intricately involved in the creation, launch, and execution of, a website that promoted the positive benefits of connecting children and families to nature and the outdoors.

Beyond her work as TPL’s Massachusetts State Program Director, Jodi is an avid outdoor enthusiast. She and her family enjoy all that the New England outdoors has to offer including hiking, biking, boating, camping, skiing, and much more. Recently, she and her group of family and friends celebrated their 30th anniversary of hiking hut-to-hut on the peaks of the Presidential Range in New Hampshire.