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Wednesday, March 30 , 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm PDT
To kick off 2022, we’d love to spend an evening connecting with you, our community of supporters. On Wednesday, March 30, we will dive into Washington Farmland Trust’s approach to landscape-level conservation, share more about the new regions where we are building relationships and laying the groundwork for conservation, and discuss how we aim to engage our community through events and volunteerism after a long pandemic hiatus. Join us online and hear directly from our leadership, conservation, and community engagement teams.
Melissa Campbell, Executive Director
Over the last decade, Melissa has helped shape the direction of the Washington Farmland Trust’s conservation, stewardship and conservation finance initiatives. Today, as Executive Director, she leads the Trust’s staff and board, as well as its impact investment work.
Robin Fay, Conservation Director
Robin Fay grew up on his parents’ organic berry farm in the San Juan Islands, where he learned about farming firsthand. Robin brings a background in land use planning and farmland conservation policy to his role as Conservation Director, working with the rest of the conservation team to cultivate relationships with farmers, complete conservation transactions and easement purchases, and protect valuable farmland around the region.
Nate Lewis, Conservation Manager
Nate brings close to two decades of experience in food, farming, and farmland preservation to his role as Conservation Manager. Nate and his wife own and manage Oyster Bay Farm, a 40-acre organic diversified livestock and crop farm in Olympia, WA. They started farming in 2002 as caretakers on the farm, and, ultimately, they became owners in 2018 after successfully completing an agricultural conservation easement.
Rosie Martin, Senior Community Engagement Manager
Rosie brings more than a decade of experience in equity focused community development and advocacy to her role as Senior Community Engagement Manager. Rosie’s work includes supporting BIPOC communities through organizing workshops, programs, and partnerships focused on capacity building, leadership development, storytelling, and community and economic development.
Gina Kilbridge, Development Director
Gina joined the Trust in 2015, bringing experience in marketing, print and digital advertising, public relations, and event coordination to support the Trust’s fundraising efforts. Gina leads corporate and foundation giving for the Trust, creating meaningful, enduring partnerships with value-aligned businesses, family foundations, and governmental agencies. Gina aspires to build lasting relationships with those who share in the Trust’s vision of a vibrant future for farming in Washington.
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