Newsmaker: Danielle Crumrine
Noteworthy: The Arbor Day Foundation appointed Crumrine to a three-year term on its board. Based in Nebraska City, Neb., the 44-year-old nonprofit has fostered the planting of more than 250 million trees.
Residence: Regent Square
Family:Husband, Eric Hulsey, and twin 3-year-old girls Lila and Sylvia.
Occupation: Executive director of Tree Pittsburgh, a nonprofit dedicated to restoring and enhancing the city's urban forest through tree planting, maintenance and education.
Education:Bachelor's degrees in political science and Spanish and a master's degree in education, all from Duquesne University.
Background:Crumrine planned to help people by becoming a constitutional lawyer, but during her senior year at Duquesne she became involved in AmeriCorps and organized a cleanup of the South Side Trail beneath the 10th Street Bridge. That led her to join the fledgling Allegheny CleanWays, a group dedicated to eliminating illegal dump sites. After a stint as the group's executive director, she became the executive director of Tree Pittsburgh. She also was president of a national group, Alliance for Community Trees, that merged with the Arbor Day Foundation.
Quote: “It all stemmed from that desire to make the world a better place.”