Meet the Team

Coalition Staff Members


Christine Mahler

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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.

Email her at christine@wildliferecreation.org

Hillary Clark

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Philanthropy Manager

Born and raised in South Texas, Hillary fell in love with Washington as an AmeriCorps volunteer in the Entiat River Valley. After completing her Masters of Environmental Education with a focus on nonprofit administration, Hillary spent nearly seven years working in community engagement and philanthropy for a land trust in North Central Washington. There, she saw firsthand the impact of the Coalition on wildlife habitat and recreation access in her community, and she’s grateful to be supporting this work. In her free time, Hillary can be found gardening and enjoying the trails, rivers and lakes of the Leavenworth area, where she now calls home.

Email her at Hillary@wildliferecreation.org

Dewi Ali

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Outreach & Policy Associate

With a background in advocacy and in the legal industry, Dewi has recently completed her Master’s in Nonprofit Leadership. She is excited to support the Coalition’s success by merging her passion for community engagement and for building spaces that are inclusive to all communities. 

Having grown up in Southeast Asia, Dewi is no stranger to all the wonders that the outdoors have to offer. From scuba-diving to hiking, she is always looking forward to her next outdoor adventure.

In her free time, Dewi enjoys painting, playing the piano & guitar, “Googling” flowers she finds on her walks, and attempting ambitious bakes from her favorite baking show.

Email her at dewi@wildliferecreation.org

Caitie Kimura

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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 and outdoor retail. In Caitie’s free time she loves to explore the PNW through backpacking, kayaking, paddle boarding, biking, and surfing.

Email her at caitie@wildliferecreation.org