Cathy Relyea


Cathy Relyea is the former communications director at First Green. Relyea’s work focused on new program and educational resource development, as well as enhancements to First Green programs. Relyea led First Green’s online presence ( and social media efforts. She is currently principal at Relyea Design.

Prior to First Green, Relyea was a partner at The Earth Generation, an environmental communications group. Relyea worked with multiple stakeholders (corporate client, NGO, and government agencies) to create customized environmental science curriculum for middle school science teachers in seven states, as well as cities in Turkey, the Philippines, Mexico and Venezuela. She developed “train the trainer” training, which she administered to teachers in Arizona, Florida, the Philippines and Turkey. Relyea joined the GCSAA faculty in 2015, co-teaching First Green workshops and field trips in San Antonio and has returned each year since.