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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

sam.staff.pageSpokane, 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 Coordinator
Spokane, WashingtonCarrie.Herrman
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.

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.


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