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Andrea McNamara Doyle, Executive Director

Andrea brings more than 20 years of experience as a non-partisan/bi-partisan leader on environmental issues in Washington State, most of which has been spent in public service as senior counsel, policy adviser and committee coordinator for the Washington State Senate, and as a Governor-appointed board member of the Pollution Control and Shorelines Hearings Boards. She most recently served as the Executive Director of the Public Disclosure Commission, Washington’s campaign finance and lobbyist watchdog agency. Andrea is a life-long resident of Washington and proud to have worked or recreated in all 39 counties of the state. In her free time, she is most likely to be found camping, hiking, traveling, and exploring all regions of this great state with her husband, two teenage daughters, and their new labradoodle puppy.

ChristineChristine Mahler, Director of Philanthrophy

A Montana native, Christine recently relocated to the Seattle area after more than 8 years in the “other” Washington. She has led fundraising efforts for causes ranging from international affairs to money-in-politics reform, with a special emphasis on relationship management and working with broad ranging coalitions and boards. In her free time, Christine enjoys reading, playing and watching soccer, and of course exploring all that the Pacific Northwest has to offer, hiking and running with her dog by her side.

 

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Danica Johnson, Communications and Marketing Coordinator

Olympia-raised and UCLA-educated, Danica brings six years of communications experience and a deep passion for outdoor recreation to the Coalition. After graduating, she spent four years working on low-income federal policy and communications in Washington DC. Since moving back to the Pacific Northwest, Danica has worked at the Washington State Legislature, as Public Relations Manager for an international vegan protein powder company, and as a vinyasa yoga teacher. In her spare time, Danica enjoys hiking, kayaking, reading, writing about social justice, and hanging out with friends (both human and furry).

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Lou-Anne Daoust-Filiatrault, Policy Associate

Lou is currently working on her Masters in Natural Resource and Environmental Studies at the University of Northern British Columbia. Her research focuses on agricultural land use planning and policy with an emphasis on farmland protection. She also completed her undergraduate studies at McGill University in Montreal. When she is not working, Lou enjoys hiking, reading, and sharing a meal with friends.

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Karen Withers, Office Manager and Executive Assistant

Karen joined the Washington Wildlife and Recreation Coalition team in February 2014. She brings over 14 years experience volunteering for the Girl Scouts of Western Washington and 7 years working for Salish Sea Expeditions as the Office Coordinator. She also has 10 years of experience in the banking and trust industries. Karen attended undergraduate studies at Whitworth College, Eastern Washington University and Olympic college. She and her husband have 2 grown children and spend her off time remodeling their home and taking long walks on Bainbridge Island.

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Trudy Soriano, Program Assistant

Trudy graduated from Whitman College, where she studied Biology and Politics. She has worked with a number of different environmental nonprofits, and during this fellowship she looks forward to working with people across the state to protect Washington's great outdoors. When she is not working,Trudy can be found running, hiking, and hanging out with her cat.

 

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Land and Water Conservation Fund restored in budget

Fund is critical for Washington state’s parks and natural resources

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Proposed legislation would dismantle conservation program, drastically impact future projects in Washington state

Congress Eliminates Popular Conservation Fund

Despite fifty years of success and strong bipartisan support the Land and Water Conservation fund expired September 30.

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