Joseph Bogaard, Executive Director
Joseph 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
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 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 started as Save Our Wild Salmon’s Inland Northwest Outreach Coordinator 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 that work it responsibly. After finishing up her BA at Gonzaga University in 2017, Carrie spent two-terms working in their 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. email@example.com