Evergreen Forests Program Director, Washington Environmental Council
Lisa Remlinger is from Seattle, Washington. She grew up outside the city in a rural area surrounded by farmland, horses, and the Skykomish River. These years would prove instrumental in developing her love for the outdoors. After completing a BA in Business from Gonzaga University, Lisa fell into her career working on policy issues.
She started by working on issues for people with development disabilities in the state legislature. After a couple of years she realized working for a mission based organization was important, but decided her true passion was the environment. Always interested in birds and wildlife, Lisa started as a volunteer for National Audubon Society and eventually became their Chapter and Government Relations Manager for Washington State where she helped implement the Northern Spotted Owl Recovery Plan and co- authored the state’s wind power guidelines for the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife.
Lisa currently works at Washington Environmental Council where she gained experience managing a coalition of environmental non-profits that set joint legislative priorities every year, then moved up to become the Evergreen Forests Program Director. Working with a local land trust and Microsoft, her program recently developed the first forestry carbon offset project in the Pacific Northwest to help combat climate change.