Jay Mirro

Senior Resource Planner Farm Services 425-282-1905 jason.mirro@kingcd.org Jay Mirro has served the people and resources of King County as a resource planner since 2000. He has visited thousands of farms and has written over 500 farm plans. Jay has practical and academic expertise on conservation practices and enjoys helping landowners meet their goals while protecting … Continued

Jessica Saavedra

Grant Program Manager Member Jurisdiction and WRIA Forum Grant Programs 425-282-1906 jessica.saavedra@kingcd.org Jessica has managed the Member Jurisdiction and WRIA Grant Programs at KCD since March 2007. Jessica has a Bachelors degree in Environmental Studies and Spanish and graduate level education in the fields of Public Administration, Urban Planning, and Facilitation and Negotiation. She is … Continued

Josh Monaghan

Director of Programs 425-282-1903 joshua.monaghan@kingcd.org Joshua Monaghan has been with KCD for over 17 years and currently serves as Director Programs. He is an experienced conservation planner, leads a team of talented conservation planners who assist farmers and landowners in their efforts to understand natural resource issues and get conservation solutions on the ground to … Continued

Kedija Awole

Resource Specialist Discovery Farms 425-282-1911 kedija.awole@kingcd.org Dr. Awole has several years of agricultural research experience, including serving as the Head of the Department at the Holeta Agricultural Research Center in Ethiopia, where she worked with farmers on agronomic research and promoted better crop management methods through field days, on-farm research, and educational symposiums. She is … Continued

Laura Redmond

Program Coordinator Landowner Incentive Program 425-282-1908 laura.redmond@kingcd.org Laura Redmond joined KCD as the Landowner Incentive Program Coordinator in July. She has a background in wildlife and natural resource conservation, management and research. With a B.S. in Wildlife Biology from the University of Montana in Missoula, she’s an experienced field biologist and most recently coordinated a … Continued

Mary Embleton

Senior Program Manager Regional Food System Program 425-282-1958 mary.embleton@kingcd.org Mary joined KCD in late 2015 and currently serves as Senior Manager for the Regional Food System Program. Mary came to KCD from Cascade Harvest Coalition, a non-profit which she founded and directed since 1999. Mary brings more than three decades of passion, experience and expertise … Continued

Megan Weldon

Resource Planner Farm Services 425-282-1957 megan.weldon@kingcd.org Megan grew up on a farm in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. She graduated from the University of Vermont with a Bachelor of Science degree in Wildlife & Fisheries Biology, and a minor in Political Science. She also holds a Master of Environmental Studies degree, with a concentration in Environmental Biology, … Continued

Mike Lasecki

Interim Program Manager Rural Forest Health Management 425-282-1928 michael.lasecki@kingcd.org A transplant from the Midwest, Mike joined KCD in 2015 after serving as a forest ranger in Kentucky where he led a wildland fire crew and helped landowners steward their private forests. He has varied professional experiences in vegetable farming, ecological restoration, and forestry. Mike graduated … Continued

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