In December, Rock the Earth welcomed Paige Heydon as its new Executive Director. Paige brings more than 18 years of non-profit experience to Rock the Earth, including 10 years in senior management and leadership roles in Colorado’s philanthropic sector. Past positions include Executive Director of Colorado League of Women Voters, The Park People and the SaddleUp! Foundation, Director of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Foundation, and Senior Associate at Civic Results.  Paige holds a master’s degree in political science and a master’s in nonprofit management. She is an alumnus of University of Colorado Denver’s Community Leadership program and the Downtown Denver Partnership’s Emerging Leaders Program. Paige is a fourth generation Coloradan and lives in Denver with her two daughters and 200lbs of dogs.

On her new role at Rock the Earth:

“I’m really excited about the next iteration of Rock the Earth. The intersection of music and the environment is a compelling place and I feel like I’ve walked in at an opportune time. Rock the Earth is in a position of strength, having gone through some growing pains and come out wiser. I see a lot of opportunities this year and beyond … expanding out outreach into different music genres, upgrading communications to keep pace with changing technologies, and looking at different partners and partnership models. Keep your eye on Rock the Earth.”

Paige’s all-time favorite music artist: Man in Black. Her favorite concert of all time:  Peter Murphy, Portishead, or INXS/PIL – one of those three. Artists most listened to on her iPod right now:  Airborne Toxic Event, Iggy Pop, Cold War Kids, Antony & The Johnsons, and Lou Reed. Always Lou Reed.