Scott Sabin

Since 1995, Scott Sabin has served as the executive director of Plant With Purpose, an international Christian organization that empowers the poor in rural areas around the world where poverty is caused by deforestation. During that time, the organization has grown from a single program in one country to a staff of more than 230 foresters, agronomists, pastors, and facilitators in eight countries, who have empowered farmers in more than 750 communities to plant 34 million trees and dramatically reduce poverty. Through journal articles, public speaking and through his book, Tending to Eden, Scott has become an advocate for reforestation as a key component of sustainable community development. Prior to working for Plant With Purpose, he served for seven years in the Navy. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Oregon State University and an Master of Arts in International Relations from the University of San Diego. He and his wife, Nancy, a nurse practitioner, live in San Diego and have two children, Amanda and Danny.

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