Dr. Deborah Jensen, Executive Director
Deborah has over 25 years of executive experience leading conservation, education and scientific organizations. While CEO at the Woodland Park Zoo she led a successful public-private partnership with the city of Seattle, expanded the zoo’s field conservation programs to 35 projects worldwide, created the zoo’s first sustainability plan, and oversaw the opening of Zoomazium the first Leeds Gold certified building at any zoo. As VP for Conservation Science for The Nature Conservancy, she led a team of scientists helping to identify and steward networks of lands and waters that could sustain biodiversity in the face of multiple ecological changes. Earlier in her career she worked for California Department of Fish and Wildlife and had boots on the ground in each county of that state. Deborah currently serves on the Puget Sound Leadership Council and the Board of Climate Solutions. She is a past-chair of the Washington Wildlife and Recreation Coalition. She has an MS and PhD in Energy and Resources from UC Berkeley. When not bird-watching or hiking she might be found tasting or creating hand-crafted chocolates with her husband.
Joseph Manson, Center Director
After serving in multiple capacities at the Seward Park Audubon Center Joey become the Center’s director in 2015. His vision as director is to make nature-based education available to all students in local schools and provide programs for all that facilitate positive experiences in Seattle’s wild spaces. A native of Washington, DC, Joey is a life-long Maryland Terrapin, but cherishes the woods and water of the Evergreen State. Joey has also served on National Audubon’s Strategic Plan Committee and is a member of Audubon’s Diversity & Inclusion Cohort.
Dr. Trina Bayard, Director of Bird Conservation
In addition to her formative experiences exploring Puget Sound tide-pools and Cascade mountain meadows, Trina’s path to Audubon includes more than ten years of experience on a broad range of plant and wildlife studies in eastern Oregon, coastal California and coastal Connecticut including her doctoral research on Saltmarsh Sparrows. Trina’s perspective is shaped by her experience working in the public and private sectors and her studies and travel in East Africa and Southeast Asia. She brings to Audubon a dedication to advancing bird conservation in a way that is scientifically relevant, inclusive of the diverse constituencies making up our state and flyway, and mindful of how future generations may connect with and be inspired by birds.
Ed Dominguez, Lead Naturalist
A native of Mount Shasta, Ed obtained his Bachelors and Masters degrees from California State University. Growing up in the southern Cascade Range, Ed was introduced to the plants and animals of the mountains at an early age by his father. Knowledgeable in geology, trees, wildflowers, and mammals, Ed particularly enjoys birding and bird songs. He is passionate about environmental education and leads owl prowls, bat walks, nature hikes, and presents evening programs on a variety of naturalist topics. When not working at the Center, Ed plays music and leads climbs with the Seattle Mountaineers. He lives in the Madrona neighborhood just north of Seward Park.
Adam Maxwell, Senior Policy Manager
Adam originally hails from Florida, but had his first glimpse of a life best lived outdoors on teenage hiking trips to Vermont. He truly fell in love with the great outdoors when he moved to Seattle for graduate school. After finishing up his education at UW he took a job with the Washington Wildlife and Recreation Coalition advocating for strengthened and more fully-funded habitat and outdoor recreation grant programs at the state and federal level. More recently, Adam spent a few years with his partner in Vermont directing field operations for the state's largest environmental advocacy organization before returning to the Pacific Northwest in March of this year. He lives with his partner and 8-year-old rescue dog in the Madison Valley neighborhood of Seattle and takes great pleasure in hiking all over Washington state, trail-running in Seattle's urban forests, and playing ice hockey with friends.
Teri Anderson, Chapter Network Manager
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After working as a National Park Ranger in Alaska, with the Peace Corps in Mexico, and now with the Audubon network in Washington, Teri recognizes the unrivaled power of volunteer networks to impact conservation. In Mexico, she started a youth-led community science bird monitoring program, Aves de la Presa Jalpan, that continues today and resulted in baseline bird data of the area, a new conservation policy at the park, and a birding ecotourism program and infrastructure. Teri is passionate about environmental education, authoring a field guide to birds of the Sierra Gorda Biosphere Reserve, and a visitor’s guide to the National Park of American Samoa. She is originally from Alaska where she got her masters in Natural Resource Management from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. She lives on a sailboat in Seattle and spends her free time sailing and working with her partner in their small business, Ballard Kayak.
Scott Andrews, Senior Program Manager - Puget Sound
Scott Andrews has a Masters in Watershed Management / Forestry and a law degree. He worked for 19 years for the Swinomish Tribe as Environmental Compliance Manager including air quality, hazardous waste and oil spill response, shoreline management climate change, environmental regulation and permitting. Scott has also worked for environmental organizations, including as Director of the Kansas Chapter of the Sierra Club, state agencies and the Nebraska Legislature. Scott lives, works and plays on the ceded lands of the Coast Salish Peoples. He enjoys hiking in the Cascades and birding in the Skagit Valley, especially in the months when it is home to incredible flocks of wintering waterfowl and shorebirds. To feed his creative urge he does occasional Shakespearean acting and writes theatrical plays. Scott is excited to work for Audubon and have the opportunity and responsibility to help defend the birds and habitats of this magnificent place where we live.
Sabrina Heath, Senior Operations Coordinator
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Along with her ardent drive to do good for our beautiful flyway and the birds who thrive here, Sabrina brings a well-rounded mix of communications, design, organizational and project management experience to the team. Originally from South Florida, her appreciation for the natural world began with family camping and hiking trips in the mountains of Colorado. On a high school trip to Oregon, she felt an immediate sense of belonging and decided that she would live in the Pacific Northwest someday. She earned her degree in Strategic Communication at the University of Miami, then began working in manufacturing where she grew from graphic design specialist to product development manager. After moving to western Washington with her wife and their two rescue cats, Sabrina left the corporate world behind to pursue her true passion in environmental conservation work, and she couldn’t be happier about it.
Gaby Rivarde, Youth Programs Manager
Gaby is excited to help uplift the voices of young people in our community, especially those whose voices often go unheard. In line with Audubon's strategic vision, Gaby will center youth first by creating inclusive and accessible programs that serve young people and their communities. Gaby’s background in Environmental Education drives her passion to support youths in building a sense of place and belonging, as they learn lessons from the natural world: our oldest teacher. Her experiences include work in developing programs such as teen conservation initiatives, wildlife rehabilitation, youth bird-watching tours, ocean conservation, and bird monitoring, in places that range from the Gulf Coast to the Samoan Islands.