Bayside with Jackie Carlson


Meet Jackie, Save The Bay’s membership & individual giving manager!

Jackie with her son, Matthew, at BayCamp!

Why and when did you get involved with Save The Bay?
I started here in June of 2015. I was excited to use my skills in Development for a mission that both my family and I support.

What is your favorite place/spot on Narragansett Bay?
Easton’s Beach.

What’s a favorite project you’ve worked on, or highlight from your Save The Bay experience thus far?
I enjoy meeting and communicating with members, both loyal and new, to find out why they joined Save The Bay and why they continue to support us. The answers vary so much! I also love sharing Save The Bay experiences with my family, my husband Rob and children Matthew and Juliette!

What are you excited to be working on right now?
It’s exciting to be in the final year of our 50th Anniversary Campaign. For 50 years, Save The Bay members have helped us accomplish so much and now, during this difficult time, we count on our members more than ever.

Jackie’s kids, Matthew and Juliette, volunteer at International Coastal Cleanup Day!

What do you like to do outside of work?
I enjoy running. Typically on weekends, you can find me on some sort of baseball or softball field as both my kids are super dedicated to the sport!

What’s something most people don’t know about you?
I love music and my two favorite bands are very different from one another: Pearl Jam and New Kids On the Block.

How do you enjoy the Bay?
I love looking over the Bay at work (especially in the summer) and tagging along on BayCamp trips in the summer to watch the next generation enjoying the Bay.

Last book you read? Last Netflix series you binged?
Show: “Love is Blind” on Netflix
Book: Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng