Board of Directors

*Executive Committee; (X) Ex-Officio Director


Alison Washburn *
Store Manager, REI Co-op

Vice President & President-Elect
Josh M. Lipsky *
Partner, Cascadia Law Group PLLC

Immediate Past President
Doug McClelland *
Former Assistant Region Manager, Washington State Department of Natural Resources

Sharon Linton *
Marketing Consultant, SL Connects

Treasurer & Operations Committee Chair
Amanda O’Rourke *
CPA, Partner, Greenwood Ohlund & Co.

Fundraising Committee Chair
Ken Krivanec *
President, Tri Pointe Homes

Board Engagement Committee Chair
Marie Quasius *
Senior Port Counsel, Port of Seattle

Executive Director
Jon Hoekstra *
Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust

Director Emeritus

Sally Jewell
Former U.S. Secretary of the Interior

Founding President

Jim Ellis, 1921-2019
Chairman Emeritus, Washington State Convention Center


Cathy Baker
Director of Federal Government Relations, The Nature Conservancy

Jim Becker
Retired, Founder, SmartLab Toys and becker&mayer!

Laurie Benson
Washington State Conservation Director, The Trust for Public Land

Gary Berndt
Wildland Fire Liaison, WA State Dept. of Natural Resources

Mark Boyar (*)
President, Middle Fork Outdoor Recreation Coalition

Jason Broenneke (*)
CFO, Matthew G. Norton Company

Allison Capen
Technical Director, International Living Future Institute

Susan Carlson
Environmental Education and Research Center, UW Bothell

Bill Chapman (*)
Past President, Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust

Dow Constantine (X)
King County Executive

Kitty Craig
Deputy Director, Washington Program, The Wilderness Society

Deloa Dalby
Savor Snoqualmie Valley Leadership Team; The Mountaineers Foothills Branch

Diana Dupuis (X)
Director, Washington State Parks & Recreation Commission

Bob Ellis
Lifetime Educator and Cyclist

Karl Forsgaard
Alpine Lakes Protection Society; Friends of Bumping Lake

Kurt Fraese (*)
Fraese and Associates, LLC

Hilary Franz (X)
Commissioner of Public Lands, WA State Dept. of Natural Resources

Jim Freeburg
Trust Land Transfer Revitalization

Robin Freedman
Senior Manager, Public Sector Sales, Waste Management

Lindsay Frickle
Advancement Director, The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Jen Gradisher
Trail Program Director, Washington Trails Association

Matt Grimm

Laura Hoffman
Owner, Copper Ridge Farm; Microsoft

Katherine Hollis
Executive Director, Eastrail Partners

Mitsu Iwasaki
Northwest Director, The Trust for Public Land

Cameron Janes
Chief Commercial Officer, REI Co-op

Warren Jimenez (X)
Director, King County Parks

Andrew M. Kenefick
Trout Unlimited

Melanie Kitzan
Associate General Counsel, Alpine Immune Sciences

Janet Knox
President & Principal Geochemist, Pacific Groundwater Group

Ken Konigsmark
Issaquah Alps Trails Club

Yvonne Kraus
Executive Director, Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance

Danny Levine
Retired, President, NationAd Communications

Rachel Lodge
Artist and Policy Communications Consultant

Elizabeth Lunney (*)
Former Greenway Trust Interim Executive Director

Ben Mayer
Partner, K&L Gates

Dr. Roberta McFarland
Outdoor Schools Washington

Roger Millar (X)
Secretary of Transportation, WSDOT

Chad Nesland
Director, Microsoft Procurement, Microsoft

Thomas O’Keefe
Pacific Northwest Stewardship Director, American Whitewater

Charles Raines
Director Cascade Checkerboard Project, Sierra Club, Washington State Chapter

Jim Reinhardsen (*)
President, Laird Norton Properties

Vik Sahney
Board VP, E&I Committee Chair, The Mountaineers

Meredith Shank
NW Conservation Philanthropy Fellowship

Al Smith
Partner, Perkins Coie LLP

Chris Thomas
Vice President, Head of Public Affairs, Divert, Inc.

Harry Thomas
Former Chief Marketing Officer, AAA Washington

Leah Tivoli
Manager, City of Seattle

Adam Torem
Industrial Insurance Appeals Judge, Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals

Jody Weil (X)
Supervisor, Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest

Board of Advisors

Eric Artz
President & CEO, REI Co-op

Jim Berry
Community at Large Representative, Sammamish

Jen Brenes
President, King County Search and Rescue

William Castillo
Managing Principal, GGLO

Alan Coburn
President and CEO, Green Trails Maps

Reagan Dunn
Councilmember, District 9, King County Council

Leonard Garfield
Executive Director, Museum Of History & Industry

Cora Johnson
Geotechnical Engineer, GeoEngineers, Inc

Travis Klaas
Pacific Groundwater Group

Leon Kos
Retired, City Administrator, City of Issaquah

Trevor Kostanich
Former Councilmember, City of North Bend

Larry Leach
Washington State Department of Natural Resources

Arlene Levy
Partner, Social Venture Partners

Mike Livingston
Regional Director, Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife

Joe McDermott
Councilmember, King County Council

Tod McDonald
Co-Founder, Valid8 Financial

Jay McGowan
Mayor, City of Cle Elum

Gordon McHenry Jr.
President & CEO, United Way of King County

Sue McLain
Retired, SVP, Puget Sound Energy

Rebecca Mendelsohn
Policy Analyst, King County Councilmember Sarah Perry’s office

Mark Mullet
Senator, 5th District, WA State Senate

Mary Norton
Meadowbrook Farm Preservation Association

Laura Osiadacz
District 2 Commissioner, Kittitas County

Mary Lou Pauly
Mayor, City of Issaquah

Larry Phillips
Former Councilmember, District 4, King County Council

Janet Ray
Retired, Asst VP, Corporate Affairs and Publishing, AAA Washington

Matt Shaw
Chief People Officer, The Climate Corporation

Peter Spiro
Retired, Technical Fellow, Microsoft

Julie Stangell
Consulting Forester and Environmental Auditor

David Sturtevant
Retired, Vice President CH2M HILL

Ian Sutton
Partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Todd Trepanier
Regional Administrator, WA State Department of Transportation

Brett Wachsmith
District 3 Commissioner, Kittitas County

Todd Welker
SE Region Manager, Washington State Department of Natural Resources

Heather Randall Wilder
Snoqualmie District Ranger, Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest

Kathryn Williams
Retired, Former Senior Vice President, HomeStreet Bank

Dan Youmans
Former Regional Vice President, External Affairs, AT&T Wireless

Technical Advisory Council

Chris Anderson, District Biologist
Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife

Richard Anderson, Executive Director
Northwest Railway Museum

Darcy Batura, Central Cascades Community Coordinator
The Nature Conservancy

Will Chen, Communications Manager

Will Chin, Former Energy Efficiency Outreach Manager
Puget Sound Energy

Laura Cooper, Parks Planner
Washington State Department of Natural Resources

David Dunphy, Executive Director, Youth Experiential Training Institute
President, Issaquah Alps Trails Club

Nikki Fields, Park Design & Land Use Planner
Washington State Parks & Recreation Commission

John Floberg, Executive Director
Washington State Parks Foundation

Paul Footen, Snoqualmie Forest Manager
Washington State Department of Natural Resources

Jennifer Hackett, GIS Consultant
Manastash Mapping

Judy Hallisey
Kittitas Audubon Society

Taldi Harrison, Government Affairs Manager
REI Co-op

Kelly Heintz, Natural Resource Planner
King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks

Andrea Imler, Advocacy Director
Washington Trails Association

Sam Jarrett, Open Space Program, Environmental Policy and Initiatives Unit
King County Department Natural Resources and Parks

David Kappler, President
Issaquah Alps Trails Club

Chris LaPointe, Director of Ecological Restoration
Stewardship Partners

Katelyn Leeuw
South Plant and West Point Program Manager, King County Wastewater Treatment Division

Chuck Lennox, Principal
Lennox Insites

Mitch Long, Project Manager
Kittitas Conservation Trust

Chris Masek, Senior Design Engineer
City of Bellevue

Kristi McClelland, Foothills Forest Consulting

Brian McNeil, Natural Resource Manager Recreation
Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, North Bend Ranger District

Rick McGuire, President
Alpine Lakes Protection Society

Matt Mechler, Open Space Steward, City of Issaquah

Rick Oakley, Park Ranger
Washington State Parks & Recreation Commission

Elissa Ostergaard, Snoqualmie Salmon Recovery Manager
Snoqualmie Watershed Forum

Dave Peterson, Former Landscape Architect
Washington State Department of Transportation

Troy Rahmig, Conservation Planning
ICF International

Betsy Robblee, Conservation and Advocacy Director
The Mountaineers

Richelle Rose, Program Manager, River and Floodplain Management
King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks

Travis Stombaugh, Executive Director
Si View Metropolitan Park District

Luke Talbott
Compass Outdoor Adventures

Blake Trask, Communications Director and Transportation Lead
King County Councilmember Claudia Balducci

Jen Watkins, Assistant Division Manager, Forest Health and Resiliency
Washington State Department of Natural Resources

Katie Woolsey,
King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks