New role for owner of environment firm

Amanda Smith, owner of environmental laboratory Abalone Coast Analytical of San Luis Obispo, has joined the board of directors of San Luis Obispo-based nonprofit Ecologistics Inc.

Smith joins existing board members Stacey Hunt of Duggan Smith & Heath LLP; Michael Jencks of Jencks & Co. Law Offices; and Celia Zaentz.

Ecologistics Inc. develops, teaches and disseminates solutions to ecological and ecosystem problems, according to a news release. For three years it has hosted the annual Central Coast Bioneers Conference, and since 2011, it has promoted the Dreaming the Salinas campaign to spearhead restoration efforts for the Salinas River.

In 2013, Ecologistics will open a community garden and permaculture demonstration garden in Los Osos.

Smith has a bachelor’s degree in environmental science and a Master of Science from UC Riverside. She started Abalone Coast Analytical in 2007, specializing in microbiology and general chemistry for all types of water.