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Joseph Bogaard, Executive Director
Seattle, Washington

bogaard copyJoseph began working for Save Our Wild Salmon in 1996. He first got hooked on Northwest salmon restoration efforts while in graduate school where he authored a paper in the early-1990s, exploring the then-relatively recent Snake River salmon listings under the Endangered Species Act, and how it might impact the region and its federal lands and dams. Before joining the SOS team, Joseph spent many years teaching and working in the forests and mountains of the West. Today, Joseph lives on Vashon Island with his wonderful wife Amy and two children Liesl and Jeremiah.


Sam Mace, Inland Northwest Director
Spokane, Washington

sam.staff.pageSam learned to love rivers and salmon growing up in the Oregon Coast Range, perhaps pre-ordained by being given the middle name of Anne. She first got involved in conservation work graduating Reed College. Sam first got involved in efforts to protect Snake River wild salmon and steelhead 15 years ago working for the Idaho Wildlife Federation. She’s worked for SOS since 2004. Sam lives in Spokane with her dog and her sweetheart, and spends her free time fishing, hiking and gardening.

Jacob Schmidt, Outreach Coordinator14184533 1119075111509236 766346401972775824 n
Spokane, Washington
Jacob grew up in the high desert of Arizona and having only fished for tiny hatchery trout in Oak Creek and the Verde River, would not consider himself an angler. His interest in saving salmon comes from the moral imperative to honor tribal treaty rights. He began volunteering with SOS after graduating from Whitworth University in Spokane with degrees in political science and philosophy. When he's not in the office making graphics and organizing events, Jacob enjoys rocke climbing and running rapids.
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