Shoren Brown grew up exploring the swamps of Tangipahoa Parish in southern Louisiana where he developed a strong connection with rural people and places, fishing, wild country, and New Orleans Saints football.
Shoren earned a masters degree in Environmental Policy and Natural Resource Conflict Resolution from the University of Montana where he studied as a Doris Duke Conservation Fellow. He earned dual degrees in Conservation Biology and Environmental Policy from the Evergreen State College.
He has a long history of successful work with disparate interest groups including commercial fishermen, native organizations and tribes, sportsmen, environmental groups, jewelers, business leaders and political leaders from both sides of the aisle. He has been involved in issue and political campaigns for two decades. During that time he has devoted himself to the art of crafting successful strategies that tie communications, lobby and grassroots tactics together into effective campaigns.
Shoren was the chief lobbyist and architect of the campaign to secure federal clean water protections for Bristol Bay, Alaska. He built and managed an unprecedented coalition of Alaska Native corporations, commercial fishing interests and sport fishing and hunting organizations that have successfully kept their conservation achievements in place during the current administration.
Shoren’s other notable achievements include running national field operations for the successful 2005 Arctic Refuge campaign as well as launching and running Sportsmen for Responsible Energy Development. Shoren’s work has been featured in the Washington Post, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, National Public Radio and many other media outlets nationwide.
Shoren currently consults for NGOs, foundations and private companies. His clients include but are not limited to the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, the New Venture Fund, the Hewlett Foundation, Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association, Seafood Harvesters of America, Western Conservation Foundation, and the Western Energy Project.
He currently lives in Missoula, MT with his wife and son and Dixie the dog.