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 >

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 & Civic 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 >

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 >

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 >