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Ashly Arambul

Ashly Arambul

Outdoor Grants Manager

360-867-8779

Ashly Arambul

Outdoor Grants Manager

360-867-8779

Handling recreation and conservation grants:  Grays Harbor County, Lewis County, Mason County, Pacific County, Wahkiakum County

Ashly is an outdoor grants manager for the Recreation and Conservation Grants Section. She joined RCO in 2018 as a compliance specialist. She has spent most of her professional career managing and maintaining recreation sites for the Washington Department of Natural Resources. Ashly graduated from Northland College in Ashland, Wisconsin, where she received her bachelor of science degree in natural resource management and biology. She is an avid outdoor recreationist who loves to hike, camp, hunt, and fish. When she is not outside, she can be found inside preserving summer for the winter in the form of jams, jellies, fruit butters, pickles, dried fruits, and canned vegetable, soups, and stews, basically anything that can be put in a mason jar.

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Beth Auerbach

Outdoor Grants Manager

360-280-6103

Beth Auerbach

Outdoor Grants Manager

360-280-6103

Handling recreation and conservation grants: 

Beth is the statewide grants manager for the No Child Left Inside and Outdoor Learning Grants programs. She has a bachelor's degree in conservation biology and a minor in environmental education from Prescott College in Arizona and a master's degree in land planning and design from the Conway School in Massachusetts. Some of her past professional experience has included running a small business, environmental consulting, landscape design, volunteer coordination, wildlife rehabilitation, farming, horse training and riding instructor, preschool teacher, and director of a kindergarten through 12th-grade rock climbing program. Beth has served on several boards that focus on youth, farming, stewardship, and restoration. She enjoys exploring the Pacific Northwest and spending time outside with friends and family.

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DeAnn Beck

Senior Outdoor Grants Manager

360-867-8145

DeAnn Beck

Senior Outdoor Grants Manager

360-867-8145

Handling recreation and conservation grants:  King County (Seattle is 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, live music, and is an enthusiastic animal lover. DeAnn enjoys the great outdoors, particularly Washington’s deep forests and coastline as well as the Columbia River Gorge and the San Juan Islands.

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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Allison Dellwo

Outdoor Grants Manager

360-867-8626

Allison Dellwo

Outdoor Grants Manager

360-867-8626

Handling recreation and conservation grants:  Island County, 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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Dan Haws

Outdoor Grants Manager

360-280-7079

Dan Haws

Outdoor Grants Manager

360-280-7079

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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Andrea Hood

Outdoor Grants Manager

360-472-5545

Andrea Hood

Outdoor Grants Manager

360-472-5545

Handling recreation and conservation grants: 

Andrea joined RCO in September 2022. Previously, she was an environmental planner with the Department of Fish and Wildlife where she managed contracts for the Habitat Strategic Initiative Lead team. She holds a bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture from the University of Georgia and a master’s degree in environmental management from Yale University. She is an enthusiastic outdoor recreationist who loves water sports like kayaking and sailing, and also enjoys hiking and spending time in the great outdoors with her family.

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Karl Jacobs

Outdoor Grants Manager

360-867-8641

Karl Jacobs

Outdoor Grants Manager

360-867-8641

Handling recreation and conservation grants:  State 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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Kim Sellers

Outdoor Grants Manager

360-280-6466

Kim Sellers

Outdoor Grants Manager

360-280-6466

Handling recreation and conservation grants:  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

360-867-8438

Jesse Sims

Outdoor Grants Manager

360-867-8438

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!

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Henry Smith

Outdoor Grants Manager

360-867-8328

Henry Smith

Outdoor Grants Manager

360-867-8328

Handling recreation and conservation grants:  King County Government, Kitsap County, State Parks and Recreation Commission

Henry joined RCO in January 2022 as an outdoor grants manager for the Recreation and Conservation Grants Section. Previously, he coordinated environmental and educational AmeriCorps programs with the Washington Service Corps in the Employment Security Department. He also has worked for the Nisqually Land Trust and Pacific Education Institute, and even spent time as an AmeriCorps member on a backcountry chainsaw crew in Eugene, Oregon. Henry graduated from Pacific Lutheran University’s International Honors Program in 2016 with a degree in environmental studies and communications. He is working toward a master's degree in public administration program at The Evergreen State College, focusing on public policy and the environment. When he’s not working, Henry enjoys kayaking, visiting museums, playing basketball, and hiking.