Foundation for Ecology


Our mission is to inspire and promote
ecological consciousness.

Foundation for Ecology will challenge, engage, teach and reach all those who care about or seek information and inclusion in our world’s many environments, their current condition, beauty, value, and future. The Foundation will create an exciting platform for engagement where users can discover the relevance and value of natural resources and cultural ties to the land through connection and individual expression. Foundation for Ecology will provide the tools to learn, collaborate, support, and showcase through publishing and the dissemination of written and multimedia projects that will help us all understand how to best secure a healthy environmental future.  

In collaboration with Ecology Prime™, Foundation for Ecology will build a collaborative network of synergistic organizations and educational entities to produce and curate ecological information and rich media projects. 

The founders of Foundation for Ecology are seasoned veterans who bring a wide range of expertise in the arenas of Nonprofit Management, Academia, Marketing, Environmental Publishing and Media Design to the platform.

Chris Maynard, President & Board Chairman
Chris Maynard brings more than 20 years of philanthropic experience to FFE, highlighted by his service with the Maryland Food Bank, Loyola University Maryland, and his current work at the Tuerk House. He currently serves on the board of directors of City of Refuge Baltimore and Winter Grace Senior Ministries and is very active with the membership committee for Leadership Howard County. He completed his Master of Nonprofit Management degree from Regis University in December of 2016 and is also an alumnus of Fairfield University in Fairfield, Connecticut. 

Jane Engelsiepen, Executive Director
With 35+ years in the entertainment industry as a design and production professional, Jane brings a designer’s eye and an entrepreneur’s business acumen to the Foundation for Ecology team. Her career highlights include being co-owner and manager of a cutting-edge LA digital visual effects studio, Ace Award winning television Production Designer, original content creator and environmental media producer and publisher.