Scott Sabin, MA
Since 1995, Scott Sabin has served as the Executive Director of Plant With Purpose (www.plantwithpurpose.org) 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 include a staff of over 200 foresters, agronomists, pastors and facilitators in seven countries, including Tanzania, Burundi, and DR Congo. PWP has empowered farmers in more than 600 communities to plant over 26 million trees. 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 around the world. Prior to working for Plant With Purpose, he served for seven years in the Navy. He holds a BS in Political Science from Oregon State University and an MA in International Relations from the University of San Diego.