Associate Director, Washington Conservation Programs
Area of Focus: Wendy works to protect Washington state's wild rivers by working with local citizens, businesses, recreation and conservation organizations, and elected officials to build support for permanent protections such as Wild and Scenic River designations.
Background: Wendy joined American Rivers in 2013. Prior to joining American Rivers, Wendy worked for San Juan Citizens Alliance as their River Program Director in Durango, Colorado, from 2011-2013. She was the Executive Director of High Country Citizens' Alliance (HCCA) in Crested Butte, Colorado from 2003-2009 and was HCCA's Outreach and Administrative Director from 2001-2003. Prior to HCCA, Wendy worked as a river instructor for the Colorado Outward Bound School.
In 2008, she spent three months in Chile's Patagonia volunteering with the Patagonia Sin Represas (Without Dams) Campaign and in the future Patagonia National Park. Wendy has served on the boards of The Maya Nut Institute, Colorado Rivers Alliance, and FutaFriends.
Education: B.A. in Biology from Western State College of Colorado, candidate for an M.S. in Resource Management from Central Washington University
Favorite River: El Rio Baker, Chile