Brian Columbus

I’ve always worked in the nonprofit arena and find a lot of satisfaction of being part of a mission driven organization. Also, since moving to Minneapolis after college, my joy of the outdoors has grown, and I cherish our natural world. I liked EI’s approach to not just focusing on air or water or sustainability (in all its ways) but that they worked on all of it.

I was raised in an environment in which caring for the well-being of others was encouraged. I also spent many years at a health-based nonprofit focused on cure, treatments, and support. It was there that I witnessed how inequities in our society led to inequities in opportunities and assistance.

When I came to EI, I was excited to join a group that focused on saving and preserving our natural resources – so this ability to apply the lens of equity within our society to the environmental challenges and solutions, is very exciting.

The thing I like most about my job is solving the challenges that lie in our way of progress and finding efficient and effective processes that support our projects and programs. And checking things off lists – I find great satisfaction in marking something as done.

That I made a difference – that could be small or large – that my work and participation made a difference for someone.

Brian Columbus
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612-334-3388 ext. 8101