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.
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.
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.
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.
Matt Chow has been with BMGI, the investment manager for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Trust and Cascade Investment, LLC, since 2007 and currently oversees the Core Investment Operations and Data Integrity teams. Prior to joining BMGI, he was with Washington Mutual and various startups. Matt is a life long Seattleite and received a BA in Finance from Seattle 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.
Walt is President of Found ART, a business and marketing consultancy. An award-winning TV writer/producer and avid environmentalist, Walt was the 2012 recipient of the Bainbridge Island Land Trust’s Phyllis Young Award. He is the CMO of Aveterra whose mission is to improve our waterways, soil, plants, and food by providing technology, science and business services that support the responsible composting of organic waste.
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.
Brittany is the Director of Hatchery and Nursery Production for Taylor Shellfish Farms, one of the largest producers of farmed shellfish in North America. Brittany is a 5th generation shellfish farmer and she spent 7 years as a clam farm manager before taking her current role at the company. Brittany graduated with a BS in Forest Management from Oregon State University and is also a graduate of AgForestry class 34.