I am the Associate Director for Puget Sound Conservation at The Nature Conservancy’s Washington Chapter. I use my 14 years’ experiencewith the Nature Conservancy and working with local communities and unexpected partners across Puget Sound to expand our conservation impact andsupport our incredible Cities and Floodplains focused Puget Sound staff. Through my work, I seek to build practical relationships based on common ground that can get things done together. I am inspired and humbled by the passion of our teams and partnerships. This is heart-work for me, and I couldn’t be more thrilled to engage deeply every day. As a Mount Vernon-based staff person, I interact on a daily basis with the people in our North Sound communities. Listening carefully to understand their perspectives helps define our conservation priorities and opportunities.