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Conserving wildlife habitat, agricultural and forest lands, scenic open space, wetlands, and shorelines for the benefit of our community and as a legacy for future generations.

Our Staff

Molly Doran

Molly Doran

Executive Director

Molly's career spans land conservation and outdoor education. Before joining Skagit Land Trust in 2002, Molly spent over 20 years managing schools and teaching wilderness education in North and South America and Africa for the National Outdoor Leadership School. She holds a master's degree in managing and consulting from the Leadership Institute of Seattle at Bastyr University. Molly is in-coming chair of the national Land Trust Accreditation Commission.
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Michael Kirshenbaum

Michael Kirshenbaum

Conservation Director

Michael is responsible for overseeing the acquisition and stewardship of Skagit Land Trust's conservation areas and easements. He previously worked at North Cascades National Park and in the non-profit advocacy sector in Washington, D.C. Michael has a M.S. in Geography - Natural Resource Policy from Western Washington University. Michael serves on the board of directors of the Skagit Watershed Council. He has been with the Trust since 2007.
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Laura Hartner

Laura Hartner

Development and Outreach Director

Laura oversees marketing, fundraising, publications, and community engagement for Skagit Land Trust. Before joining the Trust, Laura served as the Events and Communications Director at the Anacortes Chamber of Commerce. Here at the Trust she is able to combine her love of the outdoors with her experience in community outreach, event planning, journalism, and non-profit fundraising. Laura's previous work includes King 5 News and Northwest Public Radio.
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Martha Frankel

Martha Frankel

Membership & Office Administrator

Martha worked 20 years in curatorial/administrative roles for cultural resource organizations in the north and mid-west. Most recently, she assisted with development and membership in Montana for Yellowstone Public Radio and Montana Conservation Voters. Her undergraduate and graduate work was in Archaeology and Anthropology.
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Kari Odden

Kari Odden

Conservation Project Manager

Kari works with conservation land transactions, planning, and government grants. She has served on the Skagit County Marine Resources Committee since 2006. Previous work includes teaching, community outreach, and project coordination, in the U.S. and overseas. Kari has an M.S. in Environmental Science from Western Washington University.
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Jane Zillig

Jane Zillig

Conservation Project Manager

Jane manages land acquisitions for the Trust and assists in facilitating conservation property purchases for other non-profits and agency partners. Before joining the Trust in 2006, she worked 12 years as a senior paralegal for Seattle and Bellingham law firms and 10 years in local community/social service agencies. Jane has degrees in Economics and Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin.
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Regina Wandler

Regina Wandler

Stewardship Manager

Regina oversees the monitoring and management of Skagit Land Trust’s conservation areas and conservation easements. Regina grew up on a tree farm and has many years of land stewardship experience. After serving as the Trust’s AmeriCorps Volunteer Coordinator in 2010, she joined as staff in 2011. Regina has a Master’s in Environmental Horticulture from the University of Washington. She has a special passion for fungus and native plants.
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Lisa Miller

Lisa Miller

Outreach Programs Coordinator

Lisa shares the Trust's mission by encouraging volunteerism. She oversees the Trust’s outreach to engage residents and visitors in hands-on conservation and stewardship. She leads the Trust’s Engaging Youth in Conservation Program. Lisa has a background in ecological restoration, volunteer leadership and client services. She has a Master’s in Environmental Horticulture from the University of Washington.
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Hannah Williams

Hannah Williams

Conservation Assistant

After serving as the Trust’s AmeriCorps Community Stewardship and Engagement Volunteer Coordinator in 2016, Hannah has joined the Trust as a full-time staff member. Hannah has a Bachelor’s in Environmental Studies from the University of Washington. Her work at the Trust is focused on assisting the Stewardship and Land Conservation Departments.
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Debbie Ensey

Debbie Ensey

Auction Coordinator

Debbie works with staff and volunteers on the Trust's annual auction & dinner. She has worked as an Interior Designer for over 20 years and is the Owner-Innkeeper of a local Vacation Cottage. Debbie studied Interior Design at Bellevue College.
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Michele Onorato

Michele Onorato

Bookkeeper

Michele is the Trust’s book keeping and oversees all grant and contract billing. Michele has a B.S. in Accounting and became a CPA in 2000. Specializing in non-profits, she founded and runs the Cat’s Meow, a non-profit cat adoption center in Anacortes.
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Staff can be reached at (360) 428-7878

Staff emails follow the protocol:

first name + last initial@skagitlandtrust.org