David Evans: CEO
Abiquiu, NM – David Evans has been chosen as CEO of Ghost Ranch, an education and retreat center committed to spiritual development, peace and justice, honoring the environment, and exploring discovery through the celebration of art, culture and nature.
Evans brings over 20 years of experience in international nonprofit leadership and development to the role of Ghost Ranch CEO. His career is marked by social and environmental justice, humanitarian aid, and community empowerment around the globe including the Middle East, Africa, Southeast Asia and the American Northwest.
Evans’ experience includes executive leadership in complex situations and multicultural organizations and working to maximize nonprofit budgets. Most recently, he served as the Mekong Regional Director at EarthRights International and Country Director at Muslim Aid in Myanmar, two organizations addressing human rights crises. He began his career in fund development at Mercy Corps and has since served as Director, Head of Office, Regional Director, and Country Director for various Mercy Corps initiatives.
Open year-round, Ghost Ranch’s landscape, made famous by artist Georgia O’Keeffe, encompasses 21,000 acres of towering rock walls, vivid colors and vast skies. People from all over the world come to work together, paint, write poetry, hike, ride horseback, research globally renowned archaeological and fossil quarries, worship or simply rest and renew their spirits. For more information, visit https://www.ghostranch.org/