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



RE Sources Staff

Crina Hoyer
Executive Director
crinah(at)re-sources.org

Crina is responsible for overseeing the entire range of outreach and education programs, including managing finances, administration, board of directors and personnel. Crina also plays a key role in directing RE Sources communications, programmatic focus, and mission. With a degree in environmental education and 20+ years’ experience in environmental leadership positions, Crina is an excellent advocate, educator, mentor, strategic thinker and organizer.



Kurt Gisclair
The RE Store Director
kurtg(at)re-store.org

Kurt is responsible for the overall management of all aspects of THE RE Store, including field and retail operations, REvisison 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.


Rebecca Westlake
Administrative Director
RebeccaW(at)re-sources(dot)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.


Polly Carpenter
Administrative Assistant
pollyc(at)re-sources.org

Polly is responsible for managing all the administrative tasks for the organization, to include bookkeeping, room reservations, membership records, equipment maintenance, and general staff support. Polly began working at The RE Store eight years ago. She loves the people she works with here and enjoys working at a place where everyone is motivated by creativity and a sense of social responsibility. She also likes the many ways we are connected and integrated with the community.



Mary Humphries

Development Director
maryh(at)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. 

Ben Twigg Finance Manager
Ben Twigg
Finance Manager
bent(at)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.


Communications


Hannah Coughlin
Communications Director
hannahc(at)re-sources.org

Hannah sets strategic direction and oversees communications. She has worked in nonprofit marketing for 10+ 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. She helps manage her husband's organic farm, Brittle Barn Farms.

Virginia Cleaveland
Communications Associate
virginiac(at)re-sources.org

Virginia manages communications for the Clean Water and Clean Energy programs at RE Sources. She holds a M.Ed. in environmental education from Western Washington University and a B.A. in journalism from University of Montana. Virginia comes to RE Sources with experience in local journalism, science-focused public relations, GIS, nonprofit communications and small-business marketing. She is passionate about the intersection of outdoor recreation and land conservation and is an active volunteer Whatcom Mountain Bike Coalition and Common Threads Farm. 



Clean Water

Ann Russell
Clean Water Program Manager
annr(at)re-sources.org

Ann manages the Clean Water program. She holds a B.S. in Wildlife Biology from the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry and an M.S. from Huxley College at WWU. She has over 20 years of experience in wildlife and land conservation, coalition building, and natural resource social science research. Ann has a strong interest in applying conflict resolution and collaboration skills to complex environmental issues such as water quantity and quality. Her 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 Organizer

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. 

Lee First
North Sound Baykeeper
leef(at)re-sources.org 

Lee investigates and documents construction and industrial stormwater discharges and critical area complaints in Whatcom and Skagit counties. She is a professional wetland scientist, and holds a B.S. in Environmental Science. Before coming to RE Sources in 2007, she worked as a wetland scientist for a tribal government and as a water quality and drainage specialist for municipal and county government.



Eleanor Hines
Lead Scientist, North Sound Baykeeper Team
eleanorh(at)re-sources.org

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.​


Clean Energy

Eddy Ury

Clean Energy Organizer
eddyu(at)re-sources.org

Eddy organizes public engagement to help local citizens take targeted actions to stop fossil fuel export projects through the Pacific Northwest. Raised in Seattle, he moved to Bellingham in 2010 and was active in the community before joining RE Sources in 2014. Eddy holds a B.A. in sociology from Western Washington University.






Sustainable Schools            

Riley Grant
Sustainable Schools Manager
rileyg(at)re-sources.org

Riley manages the RE Sources Sustainable Schools program and loves helping students find ways to reduce their school’s waste and promote other sustainable practices. She holds a M. Ed. in Environmental Education from WWU. In addition to her work at RE Sources, she teaches place-based education and service-learning classes in Huxley College for the Environment at Western Washington University.



Priscilla Brotherton
Education Specialist

Priscilla organizes waste reduction and water conservation programs for middle and high school classrooms and clubs throughout Bellingham School District and Whatcom County. 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.


 
Lindsey Gard
Green Classroom Coordinator
lindseyg(at)re-sources.org

Lindsey is an AmeriCorps member with Washington Service Corps serving at RE Sources for Sustainable Communities as our Green Classroom Coordinator. Lindsey implements our Green Classrooms program in elementary classrooms, inspiring youth to increase conservation practices in schools and homes throughout Whatcom County. After earning her B.S. in Environmental Science at WWU in 2014, Lindsey has spent the last few years working with youth in regional environmental education programs and is eager to continue that work.




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.

Rodd Pemble
Vice President

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.




Blanche Bybee
Secretary

Blanche works at Whatcom Community College where she is a laboratory supervisor for the Science Department. She is very involved with the Sustainability Committee and sustainability efforts on the whole at the College. Blanche has a B.S in Biology from Sewanee in Tennessee and further studied plant physiology at Oregon State University. Before moving to Bellingham 6 years ago she lived in Friday Harbor, WA for 8 years where she learned the importance of community building and the impact one can have on your community.


Amy Mower

Amy is a retired corporate lawyer, most recently in private practice with a 14 member law firm. Amy is interested in land use issues and has been active in protecting the environment and rural character of Whatcom County. She holds a BA in Anthropology from Brown University, and a JD from Boston University.







Jill Clark

Jill has more than 20 years of experience in fund development and communications. She has served in director positions for Northwest Straits Marine Conservation Foundation, Kulshan Community Land Trust, WWU College of Fine & Performing Arts, Bellingham Technical College, Mount Baker Theatre and others, and is currently a nonprofit fundraising consultant. She also serves on the board of Cascadia International Women’s Film Festival. She has a keen interest in deepening relationships between people, water, and land, leading to actions that create sustainable communities.



Rick Dubrow

Rick has owned  A-1 Builders and Adaptations Design Studio since 1976, and helped create Sustainable Connections, Futurewise Whatcom, Living Democracy, and Transition Whatcom. His building career and activism followed a strong science and management education: a BS from MIT in management and a MS from MIT in aeronautics and astronautics. Deciding to pursue a more human-scale endeavor than airport management and noise abatement, he settled in Bellingham to attend WWU and obtain his secondary teaching certificate in biology. Prior to returning to the RE Sources Board in September 2014 after a three year break, Rick had served on the Board for 18 years. Wilderness travel above four thousand feet remains his ultimate passion.

Joe Hougen

Joe is retired from 35 years in the Alaskan seafood industry, offering experience in finance and human resources and strategic planning. A WWU graduate, Joe also holds an MBA from Seattle University. Whatcom County has been his home his entire life. His grandfather served as a member of the Whatcom County Conservation District, and impressed upon his family the importance of resource sustainability and forestry stewardship. These concepts were also important during his employment, where Joe was a company representative at North Pacific Fishery Management Council meetings, working with council members and industry lobbyists to establish regulations pertaining to sustainable stocks, stakeholder rights, and other key issues.

Andrea Leebron-Clay

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.





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