Adri Hennessey (she/her)

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Adri Hennessey’s biggest dream since she was a senior in high school has been to work in the environmental field. In pursuit of this dream, she received a BS in Environmental Science from Seattle University. Following graduation, she became interested in nonprofit work and joined CascadiaNow! as their Communications Intern. She then went on to… More >

Gabi Esparza (she/her)

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Gabi (she/her) was born in what is now known as Washington state and has Mexican, European, and unknown heritage. She spent a year living in France and two semesters studying sustainability in Australia. In 2018, she graduated from Linfield University with a Bachelor of Science in environmental studies and minors in mathematics and biology. Although… More >

Tanya Eison (she/her)

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Tanya Eison (she/her) is a citizen of Quinault Indian Nation and the Executive Assistant & Board Liaison for Washington Environmental Council and Washington Conservation Voters. Prior to joining WEC, she worked for her tribe as Legislative Aide for the Vice President and within their environmental protection department during her time as an undergraduate student. Tanya… More >

Lauren Tamboer (she/her)

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Growing up in Michigan near the Great Lakes fostered Lauren’s motivation to protect and defend natural resources. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in communication from Michigan State University and focused her graduate research on environmental justice. Her background in strategic communications, community outreach, and project management focuses mostly on environmental and social justice… More >

Heather Millar (she/her)

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Heather Millar (she/her) grew up in San Francisco, hiking, skiing, backpacking, camping and canoeing in the redwoods and the Sierras. She joins WEC/WCV after three decades as an independent journalist covering science and the environment for publications like Orion, Smithsonian, The Atlantic Monthly, Environment Yale 360 and Sierra. She’s had many adventures as a reporter:… More >

Kady Titus (she/her)

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Kady Titus is Koyukon Athabascan and raised in Fairbanks, AK. She started her career working in social and behavioral health services with a Tribal health organization in Alaska. After moving to Eastern Washington in 2013 Kady began working with workforce development organizations providing services and on-the-job training opportunities in rural communities. Most recently, she worked… More >

Jody Olney (she/her)

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Jody Olney (she/her) is a citizen of the Muscogee Creek Nation and grew up spending summers and her high school years on the homelands of the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation. She is of Karuk, Nez Perce, and Yakama descent. Capacity building through education about the importance of upholding tribal sovereignty, advocacy,… More >

Sam Montell (she/her)

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Sam Montell (she/her) has had a passion for environmental work since a young age. She recently completed her BA in Environmental Studies with an emphasis on sustainability and social justice from San Francisco State University. Sam is also a recipient of the Climate Change: Causes, Impacts, and Solutions certificate from SFSU. During her studies in… More >

Sonia Hitchcock (she/her)

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Sonia Hitchcock (she/her) is joining as a Digital Field Organizer. After graduating from UC Santa Cruz with a B.S. in Plant Sciences and a Minor in Sustainability Studies, she became passionate about community-based education focused on creating tangible and equitable environmental progress. Sonia has a background in organizing as a Resident Assistant, member of the… More >

David Gorton

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For more than 15 years, David has worked as a fundraiser for regional and national conservation and environmental policy organizations. He spent the Obama Administration years at Washington Environmental Council, developing our membership program and securing support from institutional donors. Most recently, he led The Trust for Public Land’s corporate and foundation fundraising efforts in the Northwest. He… More >