Meet the Team

Coalition Staff Members

Christine Mahler


Executive Director

Originally from Missoula, Montana, Christine relocated to the Seattle area after almost a decade working in fundraising and nonprofit leadership in the “other” Washington. She started at the Coalition as the Director of Philanthropy and was appointed to the role of Executive Director in February 2018.

Christine 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.

Christine grew up loving the outdoors. As a child, you could usually find her outside, whether that was playing competitive soccer throughout the Northwest; hiking, camping, and horseback riding in Montana’s wilderness; floating the Blackfoot on rafts and tubes; helping her mom in the garden; or just playing in the yard or the neighborhood parks. Today, she is passionate about ensuring all Washingtonians are able to experience similar wonders, whether that’s nurturing a garden P-Patch, walking your dog in the park, or backpacking in the backcountry.

In her free time, Christine enjoys gardening, reading, cooking & baking (especially sourdough), watching soccer (she’s an unapologetic DC United supporter!), and exploring all that the Pacific Northwest has to offer, hiking and running with her dogs, Nitro and Tahoma, by her side.

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Caitie Kimura


Operations Manager

Raised on the Big Island of Hawaii, Caitie moved to Seattle to attend graduate school and has called Washington home for the past 11 + years. She has a background in operations management. In Caitie’s free time she loves to explore the PNW through backpacking, kayaking, paddle boarding, biking, and surfing.

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Andres Guerrero-Guzman


Policy and Outreach Associate

Andres grew up in Washington raised in Issaquah and Sammamish. Andres has a Masters in Mathematics and recently transitioned from the world of academia to the outdoor recreation and conservation world. He has a passion for community engagement and ensuring everyone has access to the outdoors. During his free time you can find him these days walking his dog, hiking, or rock climbing.

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