The NRF has three full-time staff, as well as a Washington Conservation Corps Americorps Volunteer. Together, we work to implement projects of the Nisqually River Council and its subcommittee. These projects cover topics such as salmon recovery, adult and youth education, sustainable forestry and climate change.
Justin Hall, Executive Director
Phone: 360-438-8715, ext 2151
Justin Hall is currently the executive director of the Nisqually River Foundation. Justin has over 15 years of experience working in the Nisqually Watershed. Prior to coming to workfor the Foundation, Justin worked as a natural resources extension agent for Michigan State University (MSU) where he managed a program to link MSU Extension to the state wildlife agency, providing efficiency in both organizations to meet their common goals. Prior to that, Justin worked as a forester for the University of Washington at Pack Forest, located in the Nisqually Watershed. Justin Hall’s educational background includes Bachelors of Science in both Fisheries Biology and Wildlife Science and a Master of Science in Silviculture and Forest Planning, all from the University of Washington.
Sheila Wilson, Nisqually River Education Project Program Director
Phone: 360-438-8715, ext 2153
Sheila Wilson, program director for Nisqually River Education Project, has experience in SCUBA diving, scientific research, community organizing, classroom teaching (preschool through college), and environmental education. As Program Director she has successfully written and implemented grants for water quality monitoring, riparian habitat restoration, salmon carcass tossing/nutrient enhancement and the Eye on Nature program, a field investigation that teaches students how to record wildlife observations as part of a larger citizen science project using eBird at the Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge. She is a mother of 3 amazing children and loves running, hiking, biking, horses and camping.
Morgan Greene, Nisqually River Council Program Coordinator
Phone: 360-438-8715, ext 2152
Morgan Greene is the Program Coordinator for the Nisqually River Council. As Program Coordinator, Morgan organizes each NRC and CAC meeting. She also writes and implements grants for projects that further the mission of the Nisqually River Council, including climate adaptation and more. Morgan coordinates the Nisqually Stream Stewards project in collaboration with Sheila Wilson and Ashley Von Essen (Nisqually Indian Tribe). While at the Foundation, Morgan has written a Climate Adaptation Plan and a Nisqually River Water Trail Plan.She has experience in wild land and prescribed fire, rangeland ecology, environmental education and forestry. Morgan has a Bachelor’s degree in Forest Biology and Spanish from Colorado State University. Since graduating college, Morgan has worked for non-profit and government agencies across the western U.S. In her spare time, she loves running, mountain climbing, whitewater canoeing and gardening.
Aleks Storvick, Washington Conservation Corps/Americorps Volunteer
Phone: 360-438-8715, ext 2143
Aleks Storvick is the Washington Conservation Corps/Americorps Volunteer for the 2015-2016 year. He works on various projects with school groups to increase their understanding of the watershed, salmon and stream health, and their connection to the Nisqually River. Beginning in April Aleks will also help manage a social media campaign designed to help students become climate leaders in the Pacific Northwest. This is his second year with the WCC. Last year he served on the Puget SoundCorps conducting baseline research within the Department of Natural Resources seven aquatic reserves throughout the Puget Sound. Aleks graduated from The Evergreen State College in 2014 with a BA & BS in Environmental Studies. Prior to attending Evergreen he studied Environmental Science at Washington State University. He has experience in water quality research, environmental education and outreach, volunteer management, and restoration work. In his free time Aleks enjoys knitting, walking the dog, hiking, reading books, and finding opportunities to connect with the community.