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Beth Auerbach

Outdoor Grants Manager

360-902-2587

Beth Auerbach

Outdoor Grants Manager

360-902-2587

Handling recreation and conservation grants:  Clallam County, Jefferson County, Pierce County, Thurston County

Beth is an outdoor grants manager for the Recreation and Conservation Grants Section. She has a bachelor's degree in conservation biology and a minor in environmental education from Prescott College in Arizona and a master's in land planning and design from the Conway School in Massachusetts. Some of her past work has been as a small business owner, environmental consultant, land use planner, landscape designer, volunteer coordinator, wildlife rehabilitator, farmer, horse trainer, and rock climbing instructor. Beth and her family enjoy spending time outside and exploring the Pacific Northwest.

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Amee Bahr

Outdoor Grants Manager

360-725-3943

Amee Bahr

Outdoor Grants Manager

360-725-3943

Handling salmon grants:  Puget Sound Salmon Recovery Region, Stillaguamish River Salmon Recovery Co-Lead Entity

Amee joined RCO in 2014 to support the Salmon Recovery Funding Board and now is a salmon grants manager for the Green/Duwamish, Stillaguamish, and West Sound lead entity areas. Amee’s experience includes nearly 15 years working in the environmental field conducting wetland delineations and restoration work, identifying Washington native plants, and managing a native plant nursery. She earned her bachelor of arts degree from The Evergreen State College in Olympia. Amee has lived in Washington most of her life and enjoys hiking, dancing, and time with family.

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DeAnn Beck

Outdoor Grants Manager

360-902-3019

DeAnn Beck

Outdoor Grants Manager

360-902-3019

Handling recreation and conservation grants:  King County (Seattle and King Counyy government managed separately), Department of Natural Resources (DNR Conservation Grants)

DeAnn joined RCO in 2018 as an outdoor grants manager for the Recreation and Conservation Section. She has more than 27 years of land acquisition and grants management experience gained from two natural resources agencies: the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Washington Department of Natural Resources. A native Washingtonian, DeAnn loves photography and live music and is an enthusiastic animal lover, and often spends her free time volunteering with a local Bloodhound Search and Rescue Team. DeAnn enjoys the great outdoors, particularly Washington’s deep forests and coastline as well as the Columbia River Gorge and the San Juan Islands.

Elizabeth Butler

Elizabeth Butler

Outdoors Grants Manager

360-867-8650

Elizabeth Butler

Outdoors Grants Manager

360-867-8650

Handling salmon grants:  Green, Duwamish, and Central Puget Sound Watershed (WRIA 9) Lead Entity, Lake Washington/Cedar/Sammamish Watershed (WRIA 8) Lead Entity, Puget Sound Salmon Recovery Region, Snohomish Basin Lead Entity

Elizabeth is an outdoor grants manager for the Salmon Section and covers the Duwamish/Green/Central Puget Sound, Lake Washington/Cedar/Sammamish, and Snohomish watersheds. Before joining RCO in 2009, Elizabeth worked with the Trust for Public Land protecting Puget Sound shoreline habitat for wildlife and people. She brings more than 25 years of experience managing complex environmental conservation and community development projects. Elizabeth moved from the Long Island Sound to Seattle in 1990, and she hasn’t looked back since. In her spare time, she works in her creek-side garden, enjoys Seattle’s cultural riches, and volunteers with the Kubota Garden Foundation.

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Rory Calhoun

Accessibility Specialist

360-902-3022

Rory Calhoun

Accessibility Specialist

360-902-3022

Handling recreation and conservation grants:  Grays Harbor County, Lewis County, Pacific County, Wahkiakum County, Department of Fish and Wildlife (DFW Recreation Grants), Olympic National Forest

Rory joined RCO in 1994 as the recreation accessibility specialist, where he provides Americans with Disabilities Act technical assistance for projects with public access so they can be accessible for all people. Rory also is an outdoor grants manager for all western Washington Firearms and Archery Range Recreation projects and the Department of Fish and Wildlife recreation projects. Rory has been working in the accessibility field for more than 30 years providing Americans with Disabilities Act assistance to state and federal agencies. He has lived in Washington all his life and enjoys boating, fishing, hunting, and camping.

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Kay Caromile

Outdoor Grants Manager

360-902-2639

Kay Caromile

Outdoor Grants Manager

360-902-2639

Handling salmon grants:  Middle Columbia Salmon Recovery Region, Yakima Basin Fish and Wildlife Recovery Board Lead Entity

Kay is an outdoor grants manager for the salmon team and covers the Snake, Yakima, and Mason County lead entities. Before joining RCO, Kay worked as an environmental engineer for Battelle, King Conservation District, and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. After returning to school to earn a degree in restoration ecology from the University of Washington, Kay worked as a plant health diagnostician for Washington State University and as a landscaper before joining RCO in 2007. Although a New Englander at heart, Kay has made her home in Washington since 1994. Kay pursues every opportunity to be outside playing in the dirt, hiking, backpacking, kayaking, camping, fishing, and venturing on roads less traveled.

Brian Carpenter

Brian Carpenter

Outdoor Grants Manager

360-867-8523

Brian Carpenter

Outdoor Grants Manager

360-867-8523

Handling recreation and conservation grants:  Chelan County, Douglas County, Ferry County, Okanogan County, Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest (Chelan Ranger District, Entiat Ranger District, Methow Ranger District, Tonasket Ranger District)

Brian joined RCO in 2018 as an outdoor grants manager for the Recreation and Conservation Grants Section. A Washington native, Brian has lived and adventured throughout the state. With his background in trails and park development, he serves Chelan, Douglas, Okanogan, and Ferry Counties; and the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest. Before joining the RCO team, he worked in camp management, government contract administration, and as an Adopt-A-Trail coordinator. Brian completed his bachelor’s degree in recreation and associate’s degree in computer programming. Eagerly pursuing new opportunities for learning and exploration, Brian often can be found in museums or on other adventures.

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Dave Caudill

Outdoor Grants Manager

360-902-2649

Dave Caudill

Outdoor Grants Manager

360-902-2649

Handling salmon grants:  Kalispel Tribe-Pend Oreille Lead Entity, Klickitat County Lead Entity, Middle Columbia Salmon Recovery Region, Pierce County Lead Entity, Puget Sound Salmon Recovery Region

Dave grew up exploring the hills and valleys of northwest Pennsylvania. From there he headed to Nebraska for a bachelor of science degree in geography and ultimately obtained a master of science degree in geography from Oregon State. He worked for a bit as a park ranger and then for 18 years at the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, where he focused on fish passage. He’s joined RCO in 2008, managing the Family Forest Fish Passage Program and Salmon Recovery Funding Board grants for Pend Oreille, Klickitat, and Pierce lead entities. In his spare time, Dave splits his time between kids’ soccer and baseball games and biking, skiing, and woodworking.

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Allison Dellwo

Outdoor Grants Manager

360-902-0223

Allison Dellwo

Outdoor Grants Manager

360-902-0223

Handling recreation and conservation grants:  Island County, King County Government, San Juan County, Seattle, Skagit County, Whatcom County

Allison joined RCO in 2018 as an outdoor grants manager for the Recreation and Conservation Grants Section. Allison was born and raised in Washington and considers both Spokane and Olympia her hometowns. She is a graduate of Willamette University in Salem, Oregon, and has her master’s degree in public administration from the University of Colorado. Before joining the RCO team, Allison spent 10 years in Colorado working at various nonprofit organizations, most recently at the Colorado Rural Health Center running a grant program through the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. In her spare time, she loves traveling, volunteering, concert-going, and spending time with friends and family.

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Marc Duboiski

Outdoor Grants Manager

360-902-3137

Marc Duboiski

Outdoor Grants Manager

360-902-3137

Handling salmon grants:  Island County Lead Entity, Puget Sound Salmon Recovery Region, Skagit Watershed Council Lead Entity, Upper Columbia River Salmon Recovery Region, Upper Columbia Salmon Recovery Board Lead Entity

Marc joined RCO in 1999 as an outdoor grants manager for the Salmon Team. He manages projects in Chelan, Island, Okanogan, Skagit, and Whatcom Counties. Before coming to RCO, Marc was the shorelines and watershed planner for Lewis County, and a transportation planner for the Washington Department of Transportation. He earned a bachelor of arts degree in geography from Western Washington University. He was born and raised in western Washington and will probably never leave. Marc is blessed with a wife and four kids, who all love most things outdoors and sports related. Marc is happiest in the mountains…where he’s free.

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Alissa Ferrell

Outdoor Grants Manager

360-902-2969

Alissa Ferrell

Outdoor Grants Manager

360-902-2969

Handling salmon grants:  Chehalis Basin Lead Entity, Puget Sound Salmon Recovery Region, Washington Coast Salmon Recovery Region, WRIA 1 Watershed Management Board Lead Entity, WRIA 14 Salmon Habitat Recovery Committee Lead Entity

Alissa is an outdoor grants manager for the Salmon Team. Before joining RCO in 2018, she managed the state’s nonpoint source water quality grants program, where she worked on policy issues, grant database implementation, federal reporting, and grant administration and coordination. Alissa also worked in the solid waste program managing public participation outreach grants and the recycling hotline, among other duties, during her 11-year tenure at the Washington State Department of Ecology. She studied environmental science at Washington State University and received a bachelor of science degree with an emphasis in biology. Alissa grew up moving around the country as a military dependent but spent her formative years in Hawaii where she developed a love of the ocean. She landed in Washington and made it her home. She continues to play outside surfing, paddle boarding, snowboarding, camping, and hiking. Alissa enjoys a good laugh and travels as much as possible.

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Alison Greene

Outdoor Grants Manager

360-522-3698

Alison Greene

Outdoor Grants Manager

360-522-3698

Handling recreation and conservation grants:  Adams County, Asotin County, Benton County, Columbia County, Franklin County, Garfield County, Grant County, Lincoln County, Pend Oreille County, Spokane County, Stevens County, Walla Walla County, Whitman County, Department of Natural Resources (DNR State Lands Restoration)

Alison has been with RCO since 2015 and is an outdoor grants manager in the Recreation and Conservation Grants Section. She earned her bachelor of arts and master of science degrees from Washington State University (Go Cougs!) and has experience working for land trusts and local government, providing a well-rounded background in conservation, farmland, acquisitions, parks and recreation, planning, and grant management. She services most of Eastern Washington, and enjoys exploring our beautiful state with her husband and three kids. Alison reports for duty in Colton, Washington allowing her to serve Eastern Washington well.

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Dan Haws

Outdoor Grants Manager

360-902-3079

Dan Haws

Outdoor Grants Manager

360-902-3079

Handling recreation and conservation grants:  Snohomish County, Department of Natural Resources (DNR Recreation Grants)

Dan joined RCO in 2004 as an outdoor grants manager in the Recreation and Conservation Grant Section. He works with the Department of Natural Resources, the U.S. Forest Service, and Snohomish County, focusing mainly on trail grants. Dan’s experience includes 7 years with the states of Utah and Idaho as a park ranger. He earned a bachelor of science degree and a master’s degree from Utah State University as well as a master’s degree from the University of Idaho. He was raised in eastern Washington and enjoys the outdoors.

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Karl Jacobs

Outdoor Grants Manager

360-902-3084

Karl Jacobs

Outdoor Grants Manager

360-902-3084

Handling recreation and conservation grants:  Parks and Recreation Commission, Mount Rainier National Park, North Cascades National Park, Olympic National Park

Karl joined RCO in 2009 and is a senior outdoor grants manager for the Recreation and Conservation Grant Section. He manages a portfolio of grants and assists with policy and procedure development. Before coming to RCO, Karl negotiated commercial real estate leases for the then-Washington State Department of General Administration, and worked on a variety of real estate transactions for the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission. He earned a bachelor of arts degree from Western Washington University and a master degree in public administration from The Evergreen State College in Olympia. Karl grew up in western Washington and enjoys music, softball, hiking, and camping with his family.

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Josh Lambert

Outdoor Grants Manager

360-725-3935

Josh Lambert

Outdoor Grants Manager

360-725-3935

Handling salmon grants:  Hood Canal Coordinating Council Lead Entity, Hood Canal Salmon Recovery Region, Lower Columbia Fish Recovery Board Lead Entity, Lower Columbia River Salmon Recovery Region

Josh joined RCO in 2015 as an outdoor grants manager in the Salmon Section. Josh came to RCO with more than 12 years of experience in natural resource assessment, conservation, and management, working throughout a wide range of western U.S. ecosystems from high desert to temperate rain forest. Josh earned his bachelor of environmental science degree from the Huxley College of the Environment at Western Washington University, and a master’s degree in plant systematics at Oregon State University. When not focused on work, Olympia area music projects, or backcountry pursuits, he and his wife are driven to complete wonderment and joyful exhaustion by their daughter and son.

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Kat Moore

Outdoor Grants Manager

360-867-8426

Kat Moore

Outdoor Grants Manager

360-867-8426

Handling salmon grants:  North Olympic Peninsula Lead Entity, Puget Sound Salmon Recovery Region, San Juan County Salmon Recovery Lead Entity

Kat joined RCO in 2010 as an outdoor grants manager with the salmon recovery program. Kat is now the senior grants manager and manages grants in the north Olympic Peninsula and San Juan Island lead entities. Before joining RCO, Kat worked in private land conservation. Kat studied natural resources at The University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee and has a law degree and master’s degree in environmental studies from the University of Oregon. Kat’s love of the outdoors comes from spending summers as a kid hiking and camping in the Wallowa Mountains and Eagle Cap Wilderness of eastern Oregon.

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Alice Rubin

Senior Outdoor Grants Manager

360-902-2635

Alice Rubin

Senior Outdoor Grants Manager

360-902-2635

Handling salmon grants:  North Pacific Coast Lead Entity, Quinault Indian Nation Lead Entity, Snake River Salmon Recovery Board Lead Entity, Snake River Salmon Recovery Region, Washington Coast Salmon Recovery Region, Willapa Bay Lead Entity

Alice joined RCO as a outdoor grants manager in the Salmon Section in 2013. Before starting at RCO, Alice managed water quality grants and coordinated environmental review at the Department of Ecology and also spent time working for the State of Indiana on water quality issues. Alice has a bachelor’s degree in environmental science from Rutgers University and master’s degrees in both natural resources management and public administration from Indiana University. In her spare time, Alice enjoys bird watching and singing.

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Kim Sellers

Outdoor Grants Manager

360-902-3082

Kim Sellers

Outdoor Grants Manager

360-902-3082

Handling recreation and conservation grants:  Kitsap County, Mason County, Department of Fish and Wildlife (DFW Conservation Grants)

Kim is an outdoor grants manager in the Recreation and Conservation Grants Section specializing in programs related to conservation and farmland and forestland preservation. Before joining RCO in 2007, she worked at the Washington Department of Natural Resources in forest practices, habitat conservation planning, and timber sales. She came to Washington State after more than a dozen years working seasonal wildlife and conservation jobs with state and federal agencies across the United States. She studied wildlife biology at Colorado State University and has a master’s degree from The Evergreen State College.

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Jesse Sims

Outdoor Grants Manager

360-902-2638

Jesse Sims

Outdoor Grants Manager

360-902-2638

Handling recreation and conservation grants:  Clark County, Cowlitz County, Kittitas County, Klickitat County, Skamania County, Yakima County, Gifford Pinchot National Forest, Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest (Cle Elum Ranger District, Wenatchee River Ranger District, Naches Ranger District), Olympic National Forest

Jesse started with RCO in 2018 as an outdoor grants manager in the Recreation and Conservation Grants Section. He assists RCO’s partners and grant recipients with proposal development and project management. Jesse came to RCO with 18 years of natural resources management experience from two different agencies: Washington State Department of Natural Resources and the U.S. Forest Service. Jesse holds a bachelor of science degree in outdoor recreation management from Central Washington University. In his spare time, Jesse enjoys spending time with his family hiking, fishing, camping, and playing some acoustic guitar!