Jocelyn Gibbon, J.D., is the principal of Freshwater Policy Consulting, LLC. She leads Freshwater’s work to provide strategic guidance, policy research and analysis, and project support to community groups, non-profits, foundations, and others navigating the world of water and natural resource policy, education, and advocacy.
Jocelyn has been studying and working in the world of natural resource law, policy, and advocacy for about fifteen years. A lawyer and editor by training, she previously worked as an environmental and water law attorney in the Phoenix office of Squire Sanders, LLP, and on Arizona and Colorado River water policy issues as a member of Environmental Defense Fund’s Colorado River team. Before practicing law, she started and ran a freelance editing business. Over the last fifteen years she has also been working as a whitewater guide in the Grand Canyon, and currently guides part-time for Canyon Explorations.
Jocelyn received her J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law (with high honors), studied natural resources policy and Colorado River law and development at Northern Arizona University, and earned a B.A. in English from Williams College (summa cum laude), where she also taught a university course in non-fiction writing. She currently serves on the board of Grand Canyon Youth, and has previously served as a board member of Grand Canyon River Guides and the Verde River Institute as well as on the governing Council of the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Section of the Arizona State Bar. In 2012, Jocelyn and her husband Sam worked with two friends to write and produce Postcards from the Parks, a short advocacy documentary about Arizona’s state parks.
Note that although principal Jocelyn Gibbon has a law degree, she and Freshwater do not provide legal services or advice or serve as a lawyer to any of our clients.
Freshwater Policy Consulting, LLC has a close working relationship with the following independent firms and consultants and is able to build teams that include the right experts for the project at hand. Freshwater can also refer clients to these or other professionals and values working collaboratively with others who bring diverse expertise, experience, and resources to a project.
NextWest Consulting, LLC, and its principal Susan Culp offer experience, knowledge, and wide-ranging connections in western environmental and regional planning policy, with a focus on climate adaptation, public land management, and energy, transportation, water and conservation infrastructure.
AMP Insights—with a particular expertise in western water transactions—is a consulting firm working with clients on some of the most vexing water and natural resources management issues in unique, creative, and energizing ways.
Mary Kelly and Peter Culp of the law firm Culp and Kelly, LLP, together have over five decades of unique experience in environmental and natural resource law and policy, with a focus on the western United States.
Rocketbox Productions specializes in documentary filmmaking, with a focus on environmental and social topics.
Shine Creative Industries is a marketing design firm specializing in big picture visioning and naming, branding campaigns, web design, publication design, and packaging for businesses and non-profits.