Jonathan works to build public support for river protection efforts in Puget Sound and the Columbia River Basin through collaboration with local citizens, river users, sportsmen, tribes, business owners, elected officials, recreation and other conservation organizations, with a primary focus on building broad-based support for new Wild and Scenic River and Wilderness designations in Washington State.
Jonathan joined American Rivers in August 2017. Prior to joining the American Rivers’ team, he spent three years managing advocacy campaigns and communication efforts for the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership. And he previously provided marketing and communications support for a variety of environmental and conservation organizations in the Northwest. He presently serves on the board of directors for the Wild Steelhead Coalition.
Growing up fishing and floating the high country trout streams and rivers of Colorado, he landed for a brief spell in Missoula, Montana, before finally settling in Seattle in 2008, where he was quickly seduced by the mystique of steelhead and the rivers of the Pacific Northwest. When he’s unplugged, Jonathan is usually standing in a river with a fishing rod in hand and family in tow.
Education: MA Journalism, University of Montana; BS Music, University of Colorado-Denver
Favorite River: Skagit River