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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.

Angela Moran
Seattle, Washington
angelamoranAngela’s passion for salmon began at a very young age, where in her home-town of Issaquah, WA, the months of September and October were marked with annual visits to the local creek to watch the incredible fish return home. Her passion to pursue efforts to save salmon grew as she gained a greater understanding for the complexity of issues – environmental, social, and political – intertwined with the fish and the potentially immense implications saving salmon holds. Angela is also currently pursuing a masters in Marine and Environmental Affairs at the University of Washington, and when she is not reading or writing about fish, she spends her free time hiking, biking, running, or cooking.
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