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.
Outside of work, Lisa enjoys traveling with her husband. Recent adventures include Guatemala, Cambodia, Iceland, and Namibia where she worked with the Cheetah Conservation Fund. She is also a proud year round bike commuter, even on the rainiest Seattle days.