Outdoor Education and Recreation

The No Child Left Inside Advisory Committee evaluates applications for grants in the No Child Left Inside program

These grants provide funding for outdoor environmental, ecological, agricultural, or other natural resource-based education and recreation programs serving youth.


  • Live in Washington
  • Have an interest in public policy
  • Enjoy finding creative solutions and appreciate other perspectives
  • Are interested in and knowledgeable about outdoor recreation and education

Time Commitment

  • The committee meets once a year to advise the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission on which projects to fund.
  • Policy feedback time commitment varies


Travel reimbursement including lodging, transportation, and meals is available.


  • None at this time.

Term Length

4 years

General Resources

Committee Members

Local and Education Agency Members

  • Kandi Bauman, University of Washington, Freeland
  • Dana Bowers, Stevens County Conservation District, Colville
  • Gideon Cauffman, City of Oak Harbor, Oak Harbor
  • Salvador Cobar, Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic, Toppenish
  • Dan Eberle, Bates Technical College, Tacoma
  • Mary Flanagan, North Beach School District, Pacific Beach
  • Julie Gardner, Vertical Generation, Seattle
  • Jennifer Papich, City of Spokane, Spokane
  • Jaime Pardo, REI, Seattle
  • Scott VanderWey, Seattle Public Schools, Seattle

Nonprofit and Other Agency Members

  • Andy Bryden, U.S. Forest Service, Skykomish
  • Jeremy Grisham, Compass Health, Everett
  • James E King, Diverse Environmental Leaders, Seattle
  • Martin LeBlanc, LBC Action, Seattle
  • Chris Liu, Outdoor Asian
  • Allison Lu, Washington State Parks Foundation
  • Siri Nelson, LOTT Clean Water Alliance, Olympia

State Agency Members

  • Steve Brand, Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission, Olympia
  • Keli Regan Drake, University of Washington, Tacoma
  • Makaela Kroin, Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission, Olympia
  • Melinda Posner, Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission, Olympia
  • Jason Wettstein, Department of Fish and Wildlife, Olympia