Javier Folgar joined Altruistic Odyssey as a board member in 2018. With over a decade of experience in Communications, Javier is a conservationist who served in key roles protecting wildlife and our natural & cultural resources. He received a B.S. in Marketing from Rutgers University and earned an MBA from Montclair State University.
Currently, he serves as the Director of the Communications for Bat Conservation International, an organization dedicated to conserving the world’s bats and their ecosystems to ensure a healthy planet. Previously, he worked for the Appalachian Trail Conservancy as their Director of Marketing and Communications with accomplishments including developing an award-winning video series, called myATstory, that elevated the exposure for the organization. He also led nationwide campaigns that substantially grew ATC’s brand identify, advocated for America’s public lands, and increased financial support for the organization.
Javier is a volunteer for the Catholic Fellowship of Frederick and is a member of the Public Relations Society of America. During his free time, Javier is a competitive swimmer for the Tsunami US Master swim team and enjoys hiking on the weekends with his lab.