Sally Hopley

Sally joined the Verdis team in February 2013. She recently earned her Executive Masters in Natural Resources from Virginia Polytechnic in May of 2012, which followed her undergraduate studies in International Studies at the University of Nebraska Omaha. Her coursework at Virginia Tech covered a wide range of sustainability-related issues, including conservation, food security, partnerships, leadership, resource management, energy efficiency, and strategic planning.

Most notably while at Virginia Tech, Sally was part of a group of students that developed a sustainability action plan for a top boutique hotel in Dali, China; an experience that included working collaboratively at the international level to devise the most relevant strategies for a more sustainable operation. Her travels to China have already proven valuable to Verdis’ work.

Sally is handling major components of the firm’s work, exploring broad-scale composting possibilities at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium, leading Earth Week efforts at the Nebraska Medical Center and UNMC, organizing a waste audit at seven Omaha Public School high schools, and managing significant amounts of data for Kearney Public Schools and Omaha Public Schools. She is a member of the Green Omaha Coalition and Habitat for Humanity. Sally’s Gallup Strengths are Adaptability, Harmony, Input, Relator, and Arranger.