Liz Houston is the Partnerships Manager of Early Childhood Health Outdoors (ECHO), a program of the National Wildlife Federation. Houston has three decades of experience in management, strategic planning, resource development, communication, and community engagement. She currently helps facilitate local and statewide partnerships to help scale the ECHO program nationally. ECHO enhances nature play and learning wherever young children spend their time, with the vision that every young child experiences nature daily for the health of our kids, communities, and planet. Previously, Houston managed the statewide advocacy network for the Colorado Children’s Campaign and was a fundraiser at the Denver Art Museum, the National Sports Center for the Disabled, and Colorado School of Mines. Most recently, Houston served as Executive Director of Colorado’s Early Childhood Council Leadership Alliance.