Jennifer Raiser


Jennifer Raiser divides her roles as a writer and management innovator. She is the founding editor of, and writes for the San Francisco Chronicle, Huffington Post,, Gentry Magazine, The Nob Hill Gazette, and other publications. She is the author of the bestseller, Burning Man: Art on Fire, 2014/2016, Race Point Press, In the Spirit of Napa Valley, 2015, Assouline, and a number of books in development. She serves as the Treasurer of Burning Man, and has served on the boards of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Peninsula Community Foundation, Junior Statesmen Foundation, Coyote Point Museum, Ecology Action, Community Gatepath, and many community benefit organizations. Previously, Jennifer Raiser managed Raiser Senior Services, a provider of luxury retirement communities in the Bay Area. The subject of a case study at the Harvard Business School, she was a trailblazer in the implementation of continuing care for the elderly, outlined in her book Designing Retirement Communities for the Future, 1998, John Wiley and Sons. She earned a BA in English Literature and an MBA, both from Harvard University. She lives with her family in San Francisco.