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RE Sources for Sustainable Communities
2309 Meridian Street
Bellingham, WA 98225

RE Sources Staff

Shannon Wright
Executive Director

Shannon comes to RE Sources with more than two decades working to protect the environment and promote sustainable development. Shannon served as the ED of Communitywise Bellingham raising awareness about the GPT coal terminal; worked with the BALLE movement for localized economies; forged alliances with diverse stakeholders to advance clean energy solutions with Greenpeace; and addressed deforestation and supported indigenous communities in the Amazon rainforest. She loves to spend her free time with her family and friends exploring the region’s many forests, mountains and islands.

Janet Marino
Program Director

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.  


Ben Twigg Finance Manager
Ben Twigg
Finance Director

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


Mary Humphries
Development Director

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
Director of Donor Engagement

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.


Hannah Coughlin

Communications Director

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 psychology 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

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

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. 

Heather Conkerton
Aquatic Reserves Monitoring and Stewardship Coordinator (AmeriCorps)

Heather is responsible for assisting both the Cherry Point and Fidalgo Bay Aquatic Reserve Citizen Stewardship Committees with implementation of Department of Natural Resources management plans through citizen science and community outreach objectives. She is a New Orleans native who has traveled and lived all over the United States. She earned an MS in Environmental Science from Antioch University New England, and comes to RE Sources with a background in aquatic invasive species, water quality, citizen science, biological surveying, public outreach and education. On her time off you may find her out in the forest banding owls for population studies, on a research boat collecting killer whale scat for hormonal studies, or dancing, teaching, and judging west coast swing in WA and Canada. 

Clean Energy

Eddy Ury

Clean Energy Program Manager

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 fossil fuel expansions. 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.

Chelsea Hilmoe
Green Classrooms Coordinator  (AmeriCorps)

Chelsea is responsible for coordinating RE Sources' elementary school educational programming. Born and raised in Whatcom County, she comes to RE Sources with a B.S. in Environmental Science from Western Washington University. Chelsea has experience educating others about invasive species and the importance of restoration. Her positive and enthusiastic outlook is a natural match for environmental education. In her free time, she enjoys reading, taking walks with her dog and spending time with family.

RE Sources Board of Directors

Charlie Maliszewski

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, Days for Girls, and Project Education, Kenya and is the founder of 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

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

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.

Peter Willing

Peter is a Pennsylvania native who migrated at an impressionable age to Friday Harbor and was immediately smitten by the natural beauty of the San Juan Islands. He graduated from the UW, was a Chinese language translator in the army, changed fields and did graduate work at Cornell University in natural resources management. He worked for the State of Wyoming permitting industrial facilities, then was environmental director at Seattle City Light. He came to Bellingham in 1983 to be manager at the water system around Lake Whatcom. He started his own water resources consulting business in the water field in 1988. He served in leadership capacities with the Sierra Club Finger Lakes Regional Group, Wyoming Outdoor Council, and Washington Environmental Council.

Ted Wolf

Ted is an environmental writer whose books include Salmon Nation (Ecotrust/OSU Press, 2003) and Klamath Heartlands (Ecotrust/OSU Press, 2005). Ted’s work centers on regional natural history and natural hazards including earthquakes and tsunamis. After raising their two daughters in Portland, Ted and his wife Karen now live in Fairhaven and are grateful for their connection to the Salish Sea. Ted is a graduate of Williams College and the University of Washington College of Forest Resources, an advisor to the youth climate action network Our Climate, and a board member of Columbia Riverkeeper.

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.

Jan Dank

Jan Peter Dank is a Bellingham physician. He was born in Colorado and moved to Washington State in 1992. His education includes Haverford College, Oxford Univeristy, and University of Colorado. He was on the faculty of the University of Washington Medical School in Seattle before moving to Bellingham in 2003 where he is now in private practice at Dermatology and Laser Center Northwest. He loves to hike, ski, and paddle our mountains and waters. At work he is tasked with improving the health of every patient one at a time. On the RE Sources board of directors, he can focus on safeguarding the health of the environment in which our entire community lives, works, plays, and breathes.