Jaune Evans is the executive director of Tamalpais Trust, an organization that offers grant making support for global indigenous-led organizations. She previously served as the managing director of the Tides Foundation and as the executive director of Lannan Foundation in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where she focused grant making on indigenous communities, environmental protection, contemporary visual art, literature, and cultural freedom. Jaune is an ordained Soto Zen priest in the Everyday Zen lineage practicing in the Bay Area under the guidance of Norman Fischer. She leads the Heart of Compassion sangha in Point Reyes on Friday mornings at the Presbyterian Church. Her love for stories and West Marin have deep roots; she has served as a Board member and Advisory Committee member of the Mesa Refuge, and is also a grateful recipient of two writing fellowships.