Vice President of Brown & Caldwell, an environmental and engineering consulting firm in Seattle. A water resource engineer with years of stream restoration experience, Steve was among the earliest graduating classes of Seattle University’s groundbreaking Not-For-Profit Leadership Program. He also holds a master’s and bachelor’s degree in engineering from Stanford University.
Molly is Chief Operating Officer of ESA, a Seattle-based consulting firm specializing in natural resource management, planning, and environmental evaluations in the Pacific Northwest. Molly has more than 30 years of experience evaluating water and natural resource issues. Molly is also on the Associate Board of Huxley College.
Carl is the former Chairman of American Seafoods Company and also ran real estate companies and sport goods entities. Carl currently operates Estancia Buenaventura, an organic corn and soybean farm in Argentina. Carl holds undergraduate and law degrees from Stanford University and a master’s degree in fisheries from the University of Washington.
Jim was Executive Director of the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission from 1985-2005. He also served as the Executive Advisor at the NWIFC until 2011. He is widely experienced in state and federal budget, appropriation, and legislative processes. In his spare time, he enjoys fishing, hunting, backpacking, skiing, stained glass work, and travel.
Alec is the former Chairman of the Board of Wards Cove Packing Company, a family owned commercial fishing company, which has been engaged in the fisheries of Alaska for over eighty years. Alec holds a bachelor’s degree from Brown University, a law degree from University of Washington and a business degree from Oxford University.
Dave is a member of the Skokomish Indian Tribe where he works as a Fisheries Policy Representative. Dave has focused on fisheries, shellfish, wildlife, and habitat policy issues for the past five years, and is a member of the Washington Forest Practices Board. Dave also serves on the Puget Sound Partnership’s Ecosystems Coordination Board and chairs the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission’s Environmental Policy Committee.
Thomas is a lawyer in Seattle whose private practice is focused on working with the Matthew N. Clapp Jr. family. Tom has long been active in Washington Trails and Issaquah Alps Trails Club, the Washington State Interagency Committee for Outdoor Recreation. Along with assisting other nonprofit ventures, Tom formed and currently serves as a Trustee for the Spring Family Trails Foundation.
Jay is a lawyer with Cascadia Law Group, after more than six years as Director of the Department of Ecology and Governor Gregoire’s Chief of Staff. Jay served as Co-Chair of the Blue Ribbon Panel on Ocean Acidification. Since 2011, Jay has provided support to the Pacific Coast Collaborative, a joint effort of the Governors of Washington, Oregon, and California, and the Premier of British Columbia.
SAMUEL "BILLY" PLAUCHE´
Billy is a founding partner of Plauché & Carr LLP, an environmental and land use law firm focusing on natural resource, marine, and shoreline issues. Billy served as a trial attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice, Environmental and Natural Resources Division. Billy holds undergraduate and law degrees from Louisiana State University.
Morgan is CEO and President of Bainbridge Senior Living. She has a B.S. in Biology from Emory University. Morgan grew up on Bainbridge Island and worked as a biologist for PSRF prior to assuming leadership of her family’s company.
Steve is a founding partner of Ascent Law Partners. Steve has been an executive in several large business and government enterprises. His nonprofit interests have focused on higher education, including chairing the Washington State Higher Education Coordinating Board, and youth engagement in the outdoors, including eight years on the Board of the Student Conservation Association, the last three as its Chair.
Bill is President of Taylor Shellfish Company, the largest shellfish grower on the Pacific West Coast with operations in Puget Sound, Oregon, Hawaii, Mexico and Fiji. Bill is a fourth generation shellfish farmer. He was a member of Governor Christine Gregoire’s Puget Sound Partnership, a committee appointed in 2006 to develop a vision for Puget Sound and outline the steps needed to reach a sustainable Puget Sound by 2020.