Board and Staff

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world;
indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." 
- Margaret Mead

Committed to Conservation

The Cascadia Conservation District is self-governed by a volunteer Board of Supervisors who oversee the work of ten dedicated staff members with a broad range of expertise. Both are committed to the wise use of natural resources and understand the value of voluntary, locally-led conservation in our communities.


 Members of the Board of Supervisors serve three-year terms and work to establish priorities, set policy and supervise District staff. The Board consists of three members elected by District voters and two members appointed by the Washington State Conservation Commission through an application process. The Board may also consist of associate members appointed by current Board members. Associate members may attend board meetings and weigh-in on issues, but are not granted voting rights.    


Board of Supervisors

The Cascadia Conservation District Board of Supervisors holds regularly scheduled meetings on the third Thursday of every month at 3:30 PM.  Meetings are open to the public. For updated meeting information visit our Meetings & Events page.

Josh Koempel, Chair


Hal Hawley, Vice Chair


Roger Wristen, Auditor


Junell Wentz, Member

Jim Bartelme, Member



Larry Cordes, Associate

Conard Petersen, Associate





Contact information for each employee is included below. Employees are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. Visit our Contact Us page for mailing information.




Mark Amara
(509) 436-1601




Michael Cushman
Program Manager 
(509) 436-1601







Peggy Entzel 
District Administrator
(509) 436-1601




Patrick Haggerty 
Project Coordinator II
(509) 436-1601







Valerie Hampton 
Administrative Assistant
(509) 436-1601


Kurt Hosman
Resource Technician
(509) 436-1601

Kim Lancaster
(509) 436-1601

Education & Outreach Specialist
(509) 436-1601




Sandy Letzing 
Resource Specialist
(509) 436-1601



Resource Specialist 1
(509) 436-1601



Office Assistant
(509) 436-1601