Goodbyes and Grateful Hearts

This winter Patt Brady and Linda Hoffman stepped down from the Land Trust board. At various periods in her 20 years on the board, Patt served as treasurer and secretary. Linda served for six years, most recently as Vice President.

Both Patt and Linda have long been very involved in the Land Trust, participating in special committees, auctions, annual meetings and other events. We greatly appreciate their commitment and years of service to the organization and to the watershed.

In December the Land Trust’s first Director of Philanthropy, Sheila Jackson, transitioned back into the private sector. When she’s not tearing up the ski slopes in Utah, Sheila provides consultation to non-profits, including the Land Trust. Sheila’s artistic eye and skillful manipulation of design elements were a great boost to our publications, and her easy-going nature make her a pleasure to work with.

This January we also bid farewell to the Land Trust’s first paid employee, Connie Bond. After 11 years of service to the Nisqually River Watershed, Connie is looking forward to spending time with her expanding family and rambunctious beagles. For over a decade she expertly coordinated operations big and small, from day-to-day administration to our annual auction and salmon bake, and we will miss her.