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Save Our Wild Salmon Team

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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 partner Amy and two children Liesl and Jeremiah.


Sam Mace, Inland Northwest Directorsam.staff.page
Spokane, Washington

Sam 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 from 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.


Carrie Herrman, Outreach DirectorCarrie.Herrman
Spokane, Washington
 
Carrie started working for Save Our Wild Salmon in July of 2019. She has always maintained a great love for the environment and growing up in Iowa instilled her with a deep respect for the land and the people who work it responsibly. After finishing up her BA at Gonzaga University in 2017, Carrie spent two terms working in GU's Office of Sustainability as an AmeriCorps Volunteer. Through her time here, Carrie has grown to love and appreciate the amazing community that exists in Spokane and is excited to meaningfully contribute to dam removal and salmon recovery in the region. Outside of work, Carrie enjoys backpacking, cooking, and hiding from the cold. carrie@wildsalmon.org

Doug Howell, Grassroots Organizing Coordinatordoug.h
Seattle, Washington
 
Doug Howell has been a social and environmental advocate for forty years starting with helping kids get their GEDs, working on judicial reform and working for peace organizations. The majority of Doug’s professional career has focused on environmental and climate issues including working for U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-Maryland), the California Energy Commission, the Environmental and Energy Study Institute, Seattle City Light, King County, National Wildlife Federation and the Sierra Club.
 

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Marc Sullivan, NW Washington Coordinator
Sequim, Washington
 
A native of Seattle and a fourth-generation Washingtonian, he and his companion, Elizabeth, now live on the Olympic Peninsula, near Sequim. Before joining the SOS team in May of 2020, Marc had served as Executive Director of the NW Energy Coalition, as a Senior Project Manager for Battelle Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, as Director of Seattle City Light's award-winning Energy Management Services Division, and as City Light's Director of Strategic and Power Supply Planning. With his volunteer hat on Marc is Vice-Chair of the Washington Chapter of the Sierra Club. When not in the Pacific Northwest, Marc and Elizabeth can frequently be found in Utah's canyon country or in SE Asia.

20200903 185544Tanya Riordan, Political Coordinator
Spokane, Washington
 
Tanya brings a unique combination of community development, political, and government affairs experience to her work at Save Our Wild Salmon. Her work has been dedicated to community sustainability, social justice, environmental advocacy, and corresponding policy efforts across Eastern WA. Some of her experience includes working as Regional Director for U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell, Campaign Manager for Lisa Brown's Congressional Campaign, and with many diverse organizations, including a year in Rwanda with a network of health outreach and micro enterprise organizations, with Planned Parenthood as their Vice President of External Affairs, and as a consultant with nonprofit organizations, political campaigns, large scale community initiatives and coalitions, and small businesses. Tanya appreciates the challenge of skillfully navigating the nuances and complexity of community development efforts- including policy, advocacy, government relation activities, community mobilization, and constituent engagement strategies. She continuously brings a spirit of collaboration, trust, and innovative thinking to the table to solve complex community issues. Tanya has a deep love of learning, travel, and nature. She focuses on integrating that passion into her work by using Biomimicry (nature inspired solutions) as an important framework to creating sustainable solutions to our most pressing organizational AND community issues. When Tanya isn’t “working”, she’s likely hiking, kayaking the Spokane River where she lives, or biking.
 

Amy Grondin, Sustainable Food and Fishing OrganizerGrondin.1.headshot
Port Townsend, Washington

Amy Grondin is a commercial fisherman. She fishes for salmon off the coast of Washington and Southeast Alaska. When not on the water, she works as a Commercial Fishing Outreach Specialist and Sustainable Food Systems Consultant. Amy is on the board of Organic Seed Alliance as well as being a member of Slow Food, the Chefs Collaborative, Les Dames d’Escoffier and the Community Fisheries Network. She advocates for sustainable local and regional food systems and has great concern for the sustainability of ocean resources.


Graeme.Lee.Rowlands1Graeme Lee Rowlands, Columbia River Treaty Project Coordinator
The Columbia Basin

Graeme Lee Rowlands studied at Quest University Canada in Squamish, British Columbia where he completed an interdisciplinary degree in Water Resource Sciences with a special focus on the Columbia River Basin and the Columbia River Treaty. His work has since been published in more than 50 journalistic and academic outlets including the Seattle Times, Maclean’s Magazine, and the official journal of the International Water Resources Association. Graeme has also traveled extensively throughout the watershed to learn directly from people and places. Most notably, in 2017 he followed the entire length of the Columbia from sea-to-source by bicycle and kayak while reading key texts and engaging with local residents and experts. In 2019, Graeme served on the Planning Committee for the sixth annual international ‘One River, Ethics Matter’ Conference and is a contributing member of the Columbia River Roundtable.


Martha Campos, Engagement Coordinator
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Martha is a queer, non-binary person of color and her ancestral roots are in Mexico. Martha was born and currently resides on Kizh/Tongva ancestral lands in California, where she witnessed environmental injustice first-hand, and it fueled her passion to learn about environmental justice and social justice. Martha has a bachelor’s degree in Native American Studies and two minors: Environmental Policy, Analysis, and Planning and Climate Science and Policy from the University of California, Davis. In the fall of 2020, Martha started working at SOS, where she spent time learning about advocacy that strives for community and ecosystem resiliency. Martha is dedicated to working with communities to connect and practice reciprocity with nature, along with advocating for transformative changes to better our world for the present and future generations. 


M. Bailey Stephenson, Communication Coordinator
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Stephenson Head ShotBailey grew up in Oklahoma where she observed and was personally affected by the overwhelming presence of the oil and gas industry. Driven by the disparity that she witnessed and a commitment to realizing more equitable environmental futures for all living beings, Bailey is a graduate student at the University of Arizona where she focuses on environmental history and anthropology. Her graduate work explores peoples’ relationships with water in Ottawa County, OK near Tar Creek and the Tar Creek Superfund Site. Although Tar Creek seems very far from the Snake and Columbia Rivers, Bailey is inspired by ecological connections. She is passionate about amplifying the importance of SOS’s work for honoring and respecting the sovereignty of Indigenous tribal nations and for protecting resident orca populations, lamprey, salmon, and steelhead. Outside of environmental justice work, Stephenson is a lover of hiking, playing music, and Scrabble.

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