Wendy Coblentz was born and raised in San Francisco, and is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley. She is the author of It’s Your Fault: My Journey through Back Pain, a Teenager and Self-Discovery (2013). After struggling with back pain for eight years, Wendy became an expert in navigating the Bay Area mainstream medical world as well as the universe of alternative healing methods.
Wendy has more than 30 years of experience in fundraising and special projects consulting for non-profit institutions and organizations in the fields of social action, civil rights, health, public welfare and education. As a principal of Horne, McClatchy & Coblentz, and then as an independent consultant, Wendy directed local and national annual giving campaigns, special gift and capital campaigns as well as fundraising for political candidates and issues. In addition, she planned and coordinated philanthropic and corporate special events.
Wendy has a particular interest in the social justice reform movement. She is currently a board member of Huckleberry Youth Programs and an advisory board member of Beyond Differences.
Wendy is a student of the Alexander Technique and an ardent foodie. She lives in Mill Valley, California with her husband, Jim Lowy, and one Siberian husky. She has two grown children.