PGC is a powerful, diverse, and far-reaching movement inspiring young people to take action and protect our planet.

The PGC Team

Judi Shils, Executive Director + Founder


Judi Shils has spent the last 10 years of her life spearheading grassroots community projects. The dearth of answers around Marin County’s high cancer rates led Shils to found the non-profit Search for the Cause, now Teens Turning Green. Moving to the Bay Area becoming a mother to daughter Erin changed the course of her life. Prior to this, she was an Emmy Award-winning television producer for 25 years with ABC Sports, FOX and Oxygen, founded The Diary Project forum for youth at the onset of the internet, and ran a successful student art show, Celebrate Arts. She also consults for the California Coastal Commission around public education.

Erin Schrode, Co-Founder + Spokeswoman, twitter: @erinschrode

Erin Schrode is a young ecoRenaissance woman. As the “face of the new green generation,” the co-founder / spokeswoman of TTG promotes global sustainability, youth leadership, environmental education, and conscious lifestyle choices. After working in disaster response in Haiti, she founded and launched The Schoolbag, a youth education project to provide materials for students, as well as initiate active citizenry and environmental stewardship.



Sue Waiss, Program Coordinator / Office Manager

415.289.1001 or 415.806.2580,

Sue has worked with Teens Turning Green for 4 years and has helped bring all of our key programs to life. Prior to TTG, Sue worked as a Project Manager and Studio Manager in the graphic design industry and co-founded two video production companies after earning her degree in Broadcast Communications Arts.


JJ Foley, Program Manager

JJ is an east coast native who grew up just outside Washington DC and has just relocated to the Bay Area. He is a vegetarian who likes nothing more than to get outside either on his bike, climbing with friends, or sailing on the water. While earning a BA in Geology from Lafayette College, he spent six months abroad in New Zealand and became hooked on the outdoors and doing what he can to make sure that we can enjoy it forever. As a music lover and wanna-be guitar player he aspires to one day travel the world playing in a folk revival band.


Marti Andrews, Logistics Coordinator

Marti has volunteered and worked at Teens Turning Green since the beginning, five years ago. She is married with two boys, Jason (21) and Seth (19). Marti is an instructor and has owned her    own training company (Workshops that Work) for 32 years. She works with clients in all levels of the public sector, both throughout the United States and overseas. Marti helps employees be better at their jobs through communication, presenting, meetings, interviewing, and other professional skills classes. Marti was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1999 and spent eight months in treatment – and celebrates 13 years cancer free!