Our success depends on the dedicated work of our staff and board.
- Nick Norton, Executive Director
- (206) 274-2910
Nick Norton serves as the Executive Director at the Washington Association of Land Trusts, and brings an array of experience in the biological sciences, sustainable agriculture, environmental education, and private land conservation. Prior to joining WALT, Nick worked in the role of Conservation Projects Manager and then Interim Executive Director at the Palouse Land Trust in Moscow, Idaho.
During that time, he had the opportunity to experience the strong network of land trust practitioners and leaders across Washington State, and jumped at the chance to serve this dynamic community as WALT’s Executive Director. He is a strong believer in the importance of place-based conservation, the power of a collective advocacy voice, and the critical role of land trusts in driving a bright future for Washington’s lands and waters.
Generally, you can find Nick out rambling in the wild blue yonder with his wife Nicole and young son Emil as much as possible, whether it is jumping onto a bike trail, wildflower hunting, backpacking in the Cascades, canoeing in Lake Washington, or strapping on cross country skis. Nick holds a Bachelor of Arts in Biology and Environmental Studies from Bowdoin College, as well as a Master’s of Science in Plant Biology from Washington State University.
- Megan Nann, Program Coordinator
- (206) 274-2917
Megan Nann serves as the Program Coordinator, and has spent several years in advocacy, collecting signatures and communicating with legislators about climate change. Prior to joining WALT, Megan worked in outreach and event coordination for different advocacy organizations surrounding climate action and sustainability.
After leaving her hometown of Dallas, Megan studied Political Science and Spanish at Purdue University. During this time, she served as a research assistant examining the connections between ideology and conservation practices among agricultural producers, including no-till farming. After finishing her undergraduate program, Megan moved to the Pacific Northwest to get a degree in Policy Studies at the University of Washington at Bothell.
With her new home in Washington, Megan has developed a passion for elevating local voices to drive meaningful policy change. Megan lives with her husband and their cuddly dog in Sammamish, WA where they continue to hone their skills as amateur wildlife spotters and gardeners.
Board of Directors
- Steve Cook, President
- Columbia Land Trust
- Curt Soper, Vice President
- Chelan-Douglas Land Trust
- Rebecca Rettmer, Treasurer
- Lummi Island Heritage Trust
- Hilary Aten, Secretary
- Washington Farmland Trust
- Dave Schaub, Secretary
- Inland Northwest Land Conservancy
- Hilary Aten
- Washington Farmland Trust
- Angela Anderson
- San Juan Preservation Trust
- Skip Swenson
- Kate Godman
- Jefferson Land Trust