Kirk is Corporate Social Responsibility Manager for REI, a national retail co-op focused on getting people actively engaged in human-powered recreation and stewardship. He works to develop and implement sustainable business strategies that drive efficiency, innovation, and environmental benefit in REI’s operational footprint and enable the co-op to thrive in a resource-constrained world. His main focuses are greenhouse gas emissions, waste reduction, energy usage, and sustainable forestry. Kirk has worked with REI since 2002, after working in a variety of fields including social entrepreneurship, outdoor instruction, and environmental work. He received his MBA in Sustainable Business from Bainbridge Graduate Institute.