Introducing our new Associate Director: Trystan Reese!

Introducing our new Associate Director: Trystan Reese!

As you may know, for the past few months, we've been conducting a national search for an Associate Director at YNPN National.

We are excited to announce that the search is over and we have hired Trystan Reese to create and execute our overall fundraising strategy to meet our budget in 2017 and lead our efforts to grow that budget in the future. Starting February 1, he will also be our communications mastermind, ensuring that YNPN’s voice and the voices of our members are heard loudly, clearly, and effectively.


A little bit about Trystan…

Trystan Reese is an organizer and development professional living in Portland, Oregon. His background is in political organizing within the LGBT movement, including work with immigrants and asylum-seekers. He's worked as an organizer on more than a dozen ballot measure campaigns around country, and has developed advanced leadership development trainings around issues affecting both trans communities and racial justice.

He has served as Senior Organizer at the National LGBTQ Task Force, Development Director at Immigration Equality, and VP of Development and Communications at Camp Fire Columbia. He is also the Director of Beyond These Walls, a national support network for LGBT people who are incarcerated. Trystan is: gay, transgender, Canadian, vegetarian, parent.

Along with demonstrated success in nonprofit fundraising and communications, Trystan brings with him a deep commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion and the mission of YNPN to build a diverse and powerful social sector. He is a consummate development professional, an exceptionally gifted communicator, a collaborative team member, and an experienced project manager.

In other words, we are beyond lucky to have him and I'm excited for all of you to meet him on our calls this year and at the conference in Atlanta.

Please join the board and staff in welcoming Trystan to the YNPN team! You will be hearing more about him and from him soon, but don’t let that stop you from sending him a note of welcome at

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