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Dillon Robertson

Grant Writer
Hometown: Grand Junction, CO

Dillon has several years of grant writing, communications, and fundraising experience for nonprofit organizations. He is passionate about participatory planning, conservation, international development, and community health initiatives. Before Elevate, Dillon worked as a Fundraising and Communications Coordinator for Colorado West Land Trust (CWLT), where he helped build a robust communications program to generate new conservation projects, strengthen ongoing financial support from donors, and allow for deeper engagement with the organization’s stakeholders. Prior to CWLT, Dillon was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Panama, where he raised funds and built a large eco-stove project to reduce the amount of smoke inhaled as women cooked each day. He still thinks about his time in Panama daily.

Dillon holds a master’s in regional planning from Cornell University, where he researched participatory planning and communications strategies for local governments. He also holds a bachelor’s in business administration from Lander University, where he was a member of the Alpha Chi and Beta Gamma Sigma honor societies.

In his spare time, Dillon enjoys reading, rock climbing, backpacking, trail running, and visiting old friends in far-flung places.

What is your hidden talent?

I'm an experienced rock climber, particularly in crack and boulder styles.

What punctuation mark would you be and why?

I would be a pair of parentheses because I'm really into sandwiches.

What is your grammatical pet peeve?

"For all intensive purposes."

What is your favorite way to spend a Sunday afternoon?

If it's nice outside, hiking with friends.

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