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 >

Aida Amirul

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Aida Amirul (she/they) is joining WEC/WCV as the Digital Communications Associate. She is coming from Kalamazoo Michigan, where she completed her Bachelors in Environmental and Sustainability Studies at Western Michigan University. Aida has a background in digital organizing and communications working with local climate organizations in Kalamazoo, the Michigan League of Conservation Voters, and the… More >

Tony Ivey

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Tony Ivey (he/him) is the Political & Civil Engagement Manager. After graduating with a B.A. in Political Science from Howard University Tony moved to the PNW to further develop his skills in political action and advocacy. Since then, he has worked as a field organizer and a legislative assistant in the House legislature. Tony is… More >

Johanna Mannisto

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A Finnish-American, Johanna grew up calling both Seattle and Helsinki home. Prior to joining the team at Washington Conservation Voters, she worked with the program team at Make-A-Wish Alaska & Washington. She is a graduate from the University of Washington, where she earned a B.A. in Linguistics. There she developed a passion for fundraising and… More >

Joy Stanford

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Joy Stanford is WCV’s Political Director. Known as “Ms. Joy” by students in her community, she is a mother, housing and health care advocate, and, prior to joining WCV, a substitute teacher in the West Sound (Gig Harbor) region where she has lived for over twenty years. She is a fierce activist for women, children,… More >

Sally Paul

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Sally joined the forests team in 2018 after completing a Community Outreach and Legislative Internship at WCV, during which she focused on grassroots organizing and advocacy. Born and raised in Southeast Alaska, Sally graduated from Whitman College with a biology degree and a passion for ecology and natural resource conservation. Prior to moving to Seattle,… More >

Mindy Roberts

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Mindy joined WCV in 2016 to lead the People For Puget Sound program, where she dedicates time to improving and maintaining the health of our unique ecosystem. Her previous work focused on identifying sources of contamination to Washington’s waters – streams, rivers, lakes, and Puget Sound – and designing management plans for the Department of… More >

Rebecca Ponzio

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Rebecca joined WCV in 2013 and has more than a decade of experience in environmental policy and advocacy. At WCV, Rebecca directs the climate and fossil fuel program and manages the broad coalition fighting oil infrastructure through the Stand Up To Oil campaign, which has stopped oil terminals across Washington and Oregon. Before joining WCV,… More >