Trina Bayard Ph.D, Director of Bird Conservation and Interim Executive Director
Trina is a collaborative leader and strategic director in avian conservation who is called to address the root causes of today’s environmental challenges. She works with collaborators across the state and flyway to advance bird conservation in a way that is scientifically relevant, inclusive of diverse constituencies, and mindful of how future generations may connect with and be inspired by birds. In addition to her formative experiences exploring Puget Sound tide-pools and Cascade mountain meadows, Trina’s path to Audubon includes field studies of plants and animals across the West Coast and Northeast, including her doctoral research on the behavioral ecology of Saltmarsh Sparrows. Today, Trina protects birds and the places they need through insightful leadership, deep partner engagement, avian science, and policy and advocacy.
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.
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
206-495-5036 or 206-652-2444 x005
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
206-652-2444 x007 or 206-704-4253
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.
Seth Hulett, Senior Program Manager - Columbia Plateau
Throughout his professional career, Seth’s focus has been on protecting and restoring the Sage-Steppe ecosystem across western United States. Seth has worked for state and local agencies, leading partner-driven projects, addressing resource concerns, and enhancing private lands to achieve landscape level goals. These vast experiences gave Seth an opportunity to work with sensitive species including Greater Sage-Grouse and Ferruginous Hawks. Originally from a small town in Central Oregon, Seth currently resides in Eastern Washington with his wife and rescue dog. In his free time, Seth enjoys exploring the Pacific Northwest and using permaculture methods to tend to his own land. Seth is excited to take on the challenges facing the Columbia Plateau while bringing forth new techniques and ideas to help protect, restore, and enhance this fragile yet resilient ecosystem.
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.
Thuy Luu, Visitor Engagement Specialist and Nature Store Manager
Thuy has been with the Seward Park Audubon Center since they were a student at Cleveland High School participating in the Tenacious Roots program. They participated in at least three cohorts of the program and twice earned Seward Park Audubon’s Tracey Silva-Wayling Scholarship Award. While attending the University of Washington School of Environmental and Forest Sciences in the College of the Environment, Thuy continued to volunteer at the Center. Their knowledge of native plants was on full display during Seward Park's native plant sales and Thuy has facilitated online programs and introduced the Center to numerous lecturers. Thuy’s mission is to cultivate the visitor experience at the Center. For many, Thuy will be that essential first contact for Seward Park guests, ushering them on their important first steps of our web of engagement. They will facilitate space rentals for guests and organize our sales events that connect people to our mission to protect places birds need to thrive.