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Mailing address

RE Sources for Sustainable Communities
2309 Meridian Street
Bellingham, WA 98225
360-733-8307 



RE Sources Staff


Duane Jager
Interim Executive Director

As interim executive director, Duane will help guide RE Sources though its transition to finding a new long-term leader. He has over 35 years experience in nonprofit leadership, most recently as the founder of ReUse Works. He has been involved in the creation of eight different nonprofits – including the Whatcom Peace & Justice Center and Sustainable Connections – and has guided multiple leadership transitions as both a board member and a retiring executive director. Duane has long been active in our community and hopes to maintain and deepen RE Sources’ relationships with supporters, tribal partners, government agencies, nonprofit partner organizations, funders, and more.

Janet Marino
Program Director
janetm@re-sources.org

Janet is responsible for the overall management of our education and advocacy programs by ensuring the team is strong, excellent work is produced on time, and that they are financially stable, and well supported. Raised in the PNW,  she holds a BA in Political Science from WWU and has over 15 years experience in nonprofit management and operations.  She can be found volunteering for the Whatcom Peace & Justice Center, at the Subdued Stringband Jamboree, and for various campaigns throughout Whatcom County.  In her spare time you can find her making music with friends, working in the garden or coordinating some sort of delicious gathering.  


Administrative

Rebecca Westlake
Administrative Director
rebeccaw@re-sources.org

Rebecca is responsible for coordinating human resources, information technology, risk management and plays a key role in operational systems. With over 30 years of interesting and varied experience in financial, administrative and operational management, Rebecca brings an integrated perspective to RE Sources. Rebecca's degrees in both Recreation Administration, and Rural/Urban Planning, coupled with her creative streak as a singer/songwriter, make her a passionate and dynamic addition to the RE Sources team.



Ben Twigg Finance Manager
Ben Twigg
Finance Manager
bent@re-sources.org

Ben oversees accounting, financial and tax reporting, and cash management within RE Sources. He is a central part of the organization's budgeting process and helps develop and maintain internal controls. Originally from Idaho, Ben brings 15 years of experience in public and private accounting to RE Sources. Outside of RE Sources, Ben is the director of the Bellingham Bay Marathon and actively involved with several other local events and programs. In his free time, Ben can often be found running, enjoying food or coffee downtown, watching a documentary, or spending time with his partner and family. Ben holds a B.A. in econ-accounting and philosophy from Claremont McKenna College.

Jeanne Taylor
Administrative Assistant / Bookkeeper

Jeanne supports the Administrative Team as the Bookkeeper/Administrative Assistant. She earned a degree in Environmental Conservation at Skagit Valley College, and an associate's at Whatcom Community College. Jeanne grew up in Bellingham, and has previously worked as a restoration landscaper. She also enjoys cooking, hiking, and spending time with her family







Development


Mary Humphries

Development Director
maryh@re-sources.org

Mary has been fundraising for nonprofit organizations for more than two decades. She was senior development officer at ForestEthics and executive director of College Advancement at Bellingham Technical College. Her work as a private fundraising consultant was the natural outgrowth of her position as senior fundraising associate with Training Resources for the Environmental Community, where she interacted with many outstanding environmental groups, leaders and fundraising champions. Mary is passionate about protecting wilderness and wildlife thanks to her upbringing in British Columbia. 


Julia Spencer
Development Manager

Julia grew up on the beautiful Olympic Peninsula. Living in the shadows of the Olympic Mountains, surrounded by the ocean and the rain forest, she developed a deep love for the wild. This inspired her to earn a B.A. in environmental policy from Huxley College of the Environment at WWU. Julia brings over a decade of hands-on nonprofit membership development and event coordination experience, along with a passion for safeguarding our natural world and promoting sustainable, thriving communities. She also loves cats, gardening, and music.





Communications

Hannah Coughlin

Communications Director
hannahc@re-sources.org

Hannah sets strategic direction and oversees communications for the organization. She has worked in marketing for over 15 years, including developing an arts program to offer resources to soldiers in Germany; consulting with businesses to improve their brand in Vancouver, BC; recruiting support for NGOs caring for orphaned children in Africa; and managing marketing for a women's shelter in Seattle. Hannah grew up in La Conner, and has an education in business administration and fine arts from University of Washington and Evergreen State College. In her free time, she gardens, cares for her son, Elkin, and co-manages Brittle Barn Farms in Acme with her husband, Zack. 

Simon Bakke
Communications Associate

Simon brings ​a background in environmental science, graphic design, and journalism to build connections and ​support the Clean Energy and Clean Water programs. He hopes to make science and stewardship accessible and salient for anyone with a stake in the well-being of our environment (everyone). Simon grew up in Olympia, Washington, and enjoys meeting new cats, trying new coffee shops, and learning about new ideas.





The RE Store

Kurt Gisclair
The RE Store Director
kurtg@re-store.org

Kurt is responsible for the overall management of all aspects of THE RE Store, including field and retail operations, Revision Division, jobs training, safety, marketing, outreach, budgets, and more. Kurt serves as an advocate and community spokesperson for building salvage, and oversees the growth of THE RE Store model. Kurt came to THE RE Store in 2008 from Palmer, Alaska, where he was the Operations Manager of The National Outdoor Leadership School. He also builds stringed instruments under his business, Gisclair String Instruments 
and plays for the High Mountain Stringband.



Clean Water


Ander Russell

Clean Water Program Manager
anderr@re-sources.org

Ander manages the Clean Water program. They hold a B.S. in Wildlife Biology from the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry and an M.S. from Huxley College at WWU. They have over 20 years of experience in wildlife and land conservation, coalition building, and natural resource social science research. Ander has a strong interest in applying conflict resolution and collaboration skills to complex environmental issues such as water quantity and quality. Their work is always community-based and strongly focused on social and environmental justice. “We all do better when we all do better.” -Paul Wellstone


Karlee Deatherage
Clean Water Policy Analyst

Karlee develops policy and works jointly with the Clean Energy team to implement a grassroots and grasstops campaign to advocate for protective policies and engage the public in the Comprehensive Plan update process. Karlee studied Urban Planning & Environmental Policy at WWU. After graduating in 2013, Karlee worked as Coordinated Campaign Manager for Whatcom Wins and successfully elected four progressives to the Whatcom County Council. Most recently Karlee served as Congressional Outreach Coordinator in Skagit & Whatcom Counties for Congresswoman Suzan DelBene. 


Eleanor Hines
Lead Scientist / North Sound Baykeeper

Eleanor is responsible for managing the Squalicum Creek Clean Water Project and works to educate the public on the Bellingham Bay Waterfront Cleanup Project. Eleanor has a B.S. in Environmental Toxicology and M.S. in Environmental Toxicology Risk Assessment from WWU. Eleanor has experience in water quality, citizen science, marine policy, volunteer organization, and citizen engagement and has worked with the Surfrider Foundation, Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association, and the Whatcom County Marine Resources Committee. She has also done risk assessment modeling in South Africa with the Institute of Natural Resources to provide solutions to water issues.​

Kirsten McDade
Pollution Prevention Specialist

Kirsten collaborates with community members and stakeholders to ensure that our local waterways are treated with dignity, respect, and according to the law.  Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, she earned a BA in Biology from Colorado College, MS in Forest Ecology and Wildlife Biology from Oregon State University, and a teaching credential from Western Washington University.  She believes using best-available science in conjunction with coalition-building are the ingredients needed to ensure our water is protected for generations to come.  In her spare time, she can be spotted walking or running the trails with her dog Wren, cheering for her son on the soccer field, or mountain biking or snowboarding with family. 

Krista Rome
Clean Water Organizer
Krista is the community organizer for the Clean Water Program. She is a life-long Whatcom County resident with a B.S. in Environmental Science from Huxley College. She also manages a small organic seed company with a mission to empower others to grow year-round local food. She has spent four years surveying Whatcom County farmers to provide data on the state of agriculture and the health of family farms in our County. Previously, she has worked as a professional wetland scientist, a field botanist, and has led teams of volunteers in habitat enhancement and stream restoration projects.


Lilya Jaeren
Monitoring and Stewardship Coordinator (AmeriCorps)

Lilya is the Monitoring and Stewardship Coordinator for the Fidalgo Bay and Cherry Point Aquatic Reserves. She coordinates citizen science task forces that perform monitoring at these two reserves. She is very excited to learn from and work with everyone at RE Sources, as well as the citizen scientists that make monitoring possible! Raised in Washington, Lilya moved to Bellingham to attend Western Washington University, earning a B.S. in Environmental Science in 2018. Lilya has experience in water quality, stream ecology, and pollution prevention. She has worked with Kitsap County Public Works Stormwater division and The Nature Conservancy over the past three years. In her free time, Lilya enjoys listening to music, cooking, and exploring all Bellingham has to offer. 


Clean Energy

Eddy Ury

Clean Energy Program Manager
eddyu@re-sources.org

Eddy manages public engagement and advocacy in state & county policymaking and permitting processes. He collaborates with coalition partners in organizations, unions, tribes and local governments around the region to promote the clean energy transition and oppose coal, oil and gas export projects. Eddy represents RE Sources on the Executive Committee for the Stand Up to Oil coalition, the Steering Committee of the Alliance for Jobs & Clean Energy, and Bellingham's BlueGreen Waterfront Coalition. Before joining RE Sources staff in 2014, Eddy was an active citizen and student organizer while earning a B.A. in sociology from Western Washington University.



Sustainable Schools            

Priscilla Brotherton
Sustainable Schools Program Manager

Priscilla is the Sustainable Schools Program Manager. Her goal is to educate the youth in Whatcom County around current environmental issues through encouraging the student voice along with positive actions. She assists teachers and school administration equipping them with the most current local information and science. With a background in experiential and traditional education, Priscilla brings a wealth of knowledge and enthusiasm to the Sustainable Schools program. In her spare time, she can be found on the mountain trails, water trails, or dog trails, or finding unique ways to turn waste into something functional or beautiful.

Sasha Savoian
Education Specialist

Sasha organizes waste reduction and water conservation programs for middle and high school classrooms and clubs throughout Bellingham School District and Whatcom County. After spending years in the public service sphere, she recently returned to school to complete her M.Ed in Environmental Education deep in the North Cascades and in the traditional classroom setting at Western Washington University. Sasha hopes to initiate behavior change and cultivate environmental stewardship among students in the Salish Sea ecosystem. When not in the office, she can be found pedaling around town, strolling amidst the forests, scribbling in her journal, and stretching into a yoga pose. 

Natalie Lord
Education Specialist 

Natalie runs the Young Water Stewards program, teaching high school students across Whatcom County the importance of environmental stewardship through place-based watershed experiences and hands-on work in the field. She brings 5 years of experiential and informal education experience, including leading citizen scientists, and hopes to help students understand and participate in the natural world around them. Natalie loves to "sneak in learning" in her work with students. In her free time, Natalie is the volunteer coordinator for the Northwest Straits Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation, and can be found exploring the many ecosystems the Salish Sea has to offer. 

Serena Auriemma
Green Classrooms Coordinator (AmeriCorps) 

Serena is the Green Classrooms Coordinator through AmeriCorps, working with local elementary classes on waste reduction, water conservation, and clean energy education. She graduated from Western Washington University with a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies and a minor in Environmental Education. Growing up on the trails in the North Cascades, Serena holds a strong passion for nature. Her future goals are to teach students and community members environmental stewardship and healthy living. Serena’s free time includes learning with her two children and partner, creating delicious food, traversing the forest, and absorbing information in all forms. 



RE Sources Board of Directors

Charlie Maliszewski
President

Charlie is an immunologist by training, having spent nearly two decades conducting biomedical research at Seattle's Immunex Corporation (later Amgen), a pioneer in the discovery and development of protein therapeutics to treat cancer, infection, and autoimmune disorders. After moving to Bellingham in 2004, he shifted his career focus to environmental and sustainability issues, serving on several nonprofit boards in the community. In addition to devoting much of his free time growing their own food with his wife Heidi, Charlie loves to romp in the outdoors, play music, read, hang out with family and friends over leisurely meals, and laugh for no good reason.


Andrea Leebron-Clay
Vice President

Andy is managing partner and clinical operations specialist for several senior living facilities. She is an advanced practice registered nurse with additional advanced degrees in sustainable community development and fine arts. She volunteers for several nonprofits including Stand.earth, Days for Girls, and Project Education, Kenya and is the founder of ClayforEarth.org. She and her husband Jim are owned by five rescued dogs and two rescued cats. Their seven children, 10 grandchildren and two great grandchildren are very tolerant.




Rodd Pemble
Secretary

Rodd has been managing recycling programs for over 40,000 residential, commercial, and institutional customers at SSC for 18 years, where he has developed programs for yard waste, construction materials, plastic film, food waste and food-soiled paper, and electronics. He has served on the Board of Trustees of the WA State Refuse & Recycling Association since 2009. Before his time with SSC, Rodd was the Commercial Waste Evaluation Manager at RE Sources, where he managed the Commercial Waste Evaluation Service for the Whatcom County Recycling Program, providing technical assistance in waste reduction and recycling to several thousand local businesses and institutions.


Darcy Carlson
Treasurer

Darcy, a retired Certified Public Accountant, practiced in the greater Seattle area for 35 years. She moved to Bellingham in 2013 and is now interested in focusing on promoting a healthier and more sustainable planet. Prior volunteer opportunities include serving on the Youth Eastside Services Board and assisting riders and horses for Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center. She enjoys painting, tennis, travel, gardening, hiking and singing in the Kulshan Chorus.




Annie Honrath

Annie grew up just south of Milwaukee, WI, obtained her BA in English and Spanish at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and then landed in Bellingham in 2007 for a year of service through AmeriCorps with the Washington Conservation Corps. After that she lived in busy Seattle and rural Vermont, but part of her always remained in Bellingham and she returned in 2013 after obtaining her JD from Vermont Law School with a focus on environmental law and policy. She works as an Assistant Attorney General, and she and her husband prioritize sustainable living, cooking, and outdoor pursuits in the area’s beautiful mountain ranges.


AnnaLaurie Wattson Lamb

AnnaLaurie holds graduate degrees in fine arts and psychology and has teaching and practical experience in these areas, including some 15 years research and diagnostic work related to dementia and brain damage.  Retired, she moved to Bellingham in 2016.  After years of volunteer work for the Center for Biological Diversity's headquarters in Tucson, she now digs in to learn about and support specific issues related to the Pacific NW -- a whole new world of challenges!  Her other 'job' is to fully enjoy all that the region has to offer -- music, hiking, kayaking (endless list for lifelong learning and enjoyment) and to nurture relationships within Bellingham's talented, diverse and politically involved community.


Holly Harris

Holly grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, has a degree in International Relations from Stanford University, and was a partner in a Design/Build company in California for twenty years. Deeply concerned about proper land and water stewardship and seeking a greater connection to the natural world, Holly relocated to Bellingham in 2004, a community she feels is at the forefront of the environmental revolution. She believes education, collaboration, and advocacy are key in protecting this rare jewel we call home. Holly currently works as a remodeler, with an interest in historic preservation. In her free time, Holly enjoys reading, indie films, hiking in the Cascades and skiing at Mt. Baker.