Associate Director of Development & Communications
Tessa Forbes is a member of our administrative team, serving as our Associate Director of Advancement. She is responsible for marketing, outreach, and development for the school. Tessa has worked for Cascade Canyon for three years, and has 20 years of experience working in project management, research, and training, most recently in the Biotech field. She has spent the bulk of her career managing clinical trials for potential treatment of heart disease, childhood asthma, diabetes, Huntington's Disease, Alzheimer's Disease and cancer. She has also worked for a USAID international education and training program for four years, and lived and worked in Cameroon, West Africa for six months.
Tessa received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and her Masters Degree in Public Health from Johns Hopkins University.
Tessa has been a Fundraising Board Member, Publicity Team Leader, and Arts Foundation Representative in local Marin Schools, prior to assuming her administrative position at Cascade Canyon. Tessa is a current member of the Cascade Canyon Board Committee on Development.
In her spare time, Tessa enjoys running and hiking the local trails and traveling with her family. She lives in Fairfax with her husband and two children. Her daughter attends Cascade Canyon School.