Kif Scheuer, PhD is a Strategy and Project Lead at Farallon Strategies, LLC. Kif is a solutions oriented environmental professional with over two decades of experience engaging local government and community stakeholders while catalyzing leadership and public service through creative program design, effective project implementation, deep relationship building, and compelling public advocacy and education. Drawing on an academic background in environmental psychology and building science, Kif has been fortunate to play an instrumental role in the launch, implementation, and growth of three national service programs, the California Adaptation Forum, and a statewide and national network of adaptation collaborators, among other accomplishments. His depth of experience at the intersection of community and climate resilience and leadership development gives him a unique expertise in capacity building, stakeholder engagement, and strategy development. A long-time collaborator and thought partner of the Farallon Strategies team, Kif is excited for the opportunity to more directly extend the breadth and depth of the firm’s services and capacities.
Prior to joining Farallon Strategies, Kif served as the Climate Action Corps Director with California Volunteers, a part of the Governor’s Office, where he led the startup of the first State funded climate service program. From 2013-2020, Kif served as a Director with the Local Government Commission where he spearheaded the launch and growth of the award-winning CivicSpark Fellowship, a Governor’s Initiative AmeriCorps program. During his time at the Local Government Commission, Kif also directed the 2014, 16, and 18 California Adaptation Forums, and coordinated the Alliance of Regional Collaboratives for Climate Adaptation. Prior to the Local Government Commission, Kif worked at Strategic Energy Innovations, where he also led the launch and operation of a national service program – Climate Corps Bay Area while also directing a range of climate planning projects for local governments in California. Kif has contributed to the public dialogue on climate and resilience through conferences, publications, and advisory roles including California’s 4th climate assessment, the California Adaptation Forum, Drawdown Marin, American Planning Association California Chapter Annual Conference, New Partners for Smart Growth, and Voices for California Service. We are so excited to have Kif on our team. Please reach out to him and connect on LinkedIn.