Casey Coates Danson, Director and Founder
As the mother of two children and with a strong sense of stewardship for the Earth, Ms. Danson established Global Possibilities in 1996 as a national solar/renewable energy advocate to promote the use of solar energy in the built environment as a viable and natural alternative to fossil fuels. Prior to that, Casey co-founded with her former husband, the American Oceans Campaign (AOC), a non-profit response and advocacy group for the protection of our oceans which has since merged with Oceana.
Ms. Danson served on the Board of Governors of Parsons School of Design, the Board of Directors of the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-ARC), was Chair of the Board of Directors of the Environmental Media Association (EMA) which allowed her to interface with Hollywood writers and show runners to educate them in environmental messages to include in scripts; an Honorary Board member of the Institute of American Indian Arts Foundation (IAIA) and was on the Advisory Board of the Jimmy Carter Work Project in Los Angeles.
Ms. Danson received her BFA in Environmental Design from Parsons School of Design, graduating with honors in 1975 during the Carter years when solar tax incentives were in place and architectural design emphasis was on sustainability. She is known for her design of solar powered homes and has been widely published.
Kristine DeBell Trites, Assistant to the Director
As assistant to Casey Coates Danson, Director of Global Possibilities, Kristine brings 20 years of experience in development, real estate, marketing, and sales. Kristine has served on many boards, fund raising for schools and non-profits over the years as well as assistant to the President of Viggiano Associates from 2000-2006. She was a successful Real Estate Broker in upstate New York and Massachusetts for ten years, helping buyers and investors purchase residential and commercial property from 1998-2008. She moved back to California in 2008 and became the Director of The WeeklyClubs, real estate investment clubs that met weekly all over Los Angeles, Orange and Ventura Counties. She educated investors, maintained websites and furthered online marketing efforts by expanding their web presence. Kristine came on board in 2011 and being a lifelong environmentalist working at Global Possibilities is a realized dream