Our Society recently welcomed new members Lindsay Siegel, Matt Kelley and their sons Geoffrey, 7, and Toby, 5. Lindsay is a Bergen County native, having grown up in Wyckoff. She attended Northwestern University, where she studied communications and Japanese language and culture, and then earned an MBA at the Yale School of Management. Matt grew up on the North Shore of Massachusetts. He studied journalism at Northwestern University, where the two met–on the first day of college!
After graduating in 2001, Matt and Lindsay lived in Ecuador for two years, where they managed an eco-lodge, the Black Sheep Inn. This experience started their lifelong friendship with the people of the small Ecuadorian mountain town of Chugchilán, and Lindsay’s career focus on business for social good. Lindsay currently works as a strategy consultant and coach for start-ups and social enterprises. She has previously served as executive director of the Zahn Innovation Center at The City College of New York, the associate director for the Center on Globalization and Sustainable Development at the Earth Institute, Columbia University, and has worked in corporate philanthropy and impact investing.
Matt works as a digital communications and fundraising consultant for nonprofits around the world. He has previously been a creative director at Blue State Digital and a communications manager at the Innocence Project. He’s also an active political organizer, focused on New York state reforms and criminal justice issues.
Lindsay and Matt enjoy hiking and exploring nature with their boys, as well as cooking and travel. They frequently attended platforms at the Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture when they lived in New York City and are drawn to the Ethical Society to connect, explore, and learn with a like-minded secular community focused on creating a world where all people can be happy and fulfilled.