Prior to joining Borealis Philanthropy, Ed served over 8 years as Director of Finance of Neighborhood House, a 118-year old multicultural, multilingual community center located in the culturally diverse Westside of Saint Paul, Minnesota. In addition to his financial knowledge and expertise, Ed has over 15 years of nonprofit program management and direct service experience, including 3 years working at District 202, the first by and for queer youth center in the country. Ed served two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Gabon, Africa where he conducted health education and established a regional office of the Peace Corps. Ed received his B.A. in American Literature at University of California, Santa Cruz.