Our Board of Directors


Peter Bahls

Peter is a co-founder of Northwest Watershed Institute and has served as its Executive Director since 2001. He is a national award winning biologist with 20 years experience working on watershed projects in the Pacific Northwest. He lives in Port Townsend, WA.

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Janis Henry

Janis is a retired biotech patent attorney and chemist with over 30 years of experience in the bioinstrumentation and biotechnical industry. She is a life long nature enthusiast and embraces adventure travel. Janis lives in Quilcene and Bellevue.

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Gene Jones

Gene is a member of the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe and spiritual leader for four tribes in the Olympic Peninsula region. He is an master wood carver, teacher, and fisherman. He lives in Suquamish, WA.

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Liz Hoenig Kanieski

Liz has over 25 years of experience as a field biologist, environmental educator, and environmental planner. Much of her work has focused on watershed protection, citizen engagement and water resources management for the Washington State Office of Environmental Education, Muckleshoot and Suquamish Tribes, the City of Olympia, and most recently the City of Port Townsend, where she now lives.

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Keith Lazelle

Keith is an award winning nature photographer who lives on Dabob Bay. His work has been used by many environmental organizations including Audubon, Hoh River Trust, The Nature Conservancy, and NWI. See his work at www.keithlazelle.com

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Judith Rubin

Jude is a co-founder of Northwest Watershed Institute and joined the staff as the Stewardship Director and Botanist in 2004. Jude has worked on restoration efforts in Central and North America, with 16 years experience restoring native plant communities in the Pacific Northwest. She lives in Port Townsend, WA.