The Team

Graham Christensen

Phone: (402) 217-5217 
Email: [email protected]

Founder and President

 Graham Christensen, from Oakland NE, has long believed that the farmer would have a critical role in reversing climate change with alternative energy and regenerative agriculture.  This belief led to a career dealing with environmental issues and green infrastructure development. Christensen also keeps it close to home and has been active in his family’s farm in northeast Nebraska his entire life, continuing a family tradition that first started in 1867.  For fun, Christensen likes to play baseball, listen to a wide array of amazing music, cook and eat local foods, and adventure to new places.


Laura Thomas

Phone: (402) 297-4126 
Email: [email protected]

Communications and Partnerships Manager

 Laura grew up in rural Nebraska and has had the privilege to live, study and extensively travel nationally and globally. She is an international nonprofit and social impact sector researcher, consultant and director based in Omaha, Nebraska. She received her Masters of Science in International Mission Driven Organizations from the SIT Graduate Institute (formerly named the School for International Training) in Brattleboro, Vermont. She is the Communications and Partnership Manager for GC Resolve and the senior advisor for the Nebraska World Affairs Council. She also serves as the Nebraska State Coordinator for the Midwest Agriculture, Environment, and Health research project funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Her greatest joy and most important role is raising her incredible eight-year-old son Grayson. 


Edison McDonald

Phone: (402) 802-1109 

Email: [email protected]

Development and Government Relations Director

 Edison McDonald is the Director of Development and Government Relations for GC Resolve.  He has led efforts on legislation at the local, state, and federal levels. His areas of expertise span from agricultural zoning laws, to renewable energy, to financing programs.  He also serves as the Executive Director of The Arc of Nebraska the leading Nebraska Disability Nonprofit for the last 60 years.  He is highly engaged in the community as shown by his involvement in Nebraska Interfaith Power and Light, Westminster Children Youth and Family Committee, Rotary, Young Non-Profit Professionals,NCCD, and the Nebraska Farmers Union.  He is continually inspired by his own family farm where he was taught to always care for the land because the land cares for us.