Nell is an ardent supporter of sustainable agriculture, and her commitment to organic foods led her to establish Newman’s Own Organics: the Second Generation in partnership with Peter Meehan. Nell earned a B.S. in Human Ecology at the College of the Atlantic. She worked for the Environmental Defense Fund before becoming executive director of the Ventana Wilderness Sanctuary in central California. She also served as development director for the Santa Cruz Predatory Bird Research Group. Nell serves on the boards of the Wholesome Wave Foundation and Allergy Kids.