Sharon Grace

Attorney, Orca Activist

Sharon is a long-time Southern Resident Killer Whale and Snake River wild salmon advocate, orca poop scooper (for research), and attorney, trying to influence those in power to breach the four lower Snake River dams to prevent orca and wild Snake River salmon extinction.

Rick Rupp

Retired Business Owner, Land Trust Advisor

25 years land trust advisor, conservationist, river advocate, fly fisherman. Ardent supporter of Orcas/Salmon and a free flowing lower Snake River. Owner of a ranch on the Lower Snake River for several years.

Rod Sando

Natural Resources Management, Director and Executive Levels

Rod has had a long career in natural resources management with degrees in forest management and forestry, minors in fish and wildlife management, public affairs and information systems.

He has served; in the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and as Director of the DNR, Director of Idaho Fish and Game, and Executive Director of the Columbia Fish and Wildlife Authority.

Rod’s experience provides an in depth understanding of the relevant science as well as the policy and political issues swirling around the recovery of salmon and steelhead in the Columbia River. He is very concerned about the current status of the salmonid species in the Snake River and its tributaries.

Betsey Thoennes

Photographer, Sculler & Activist

Betsey's background as a developer, project manager and technology integration consultant lends itself well to her environmental advocacy and activism passions. She provides web & social media support for several marine ecology groups. She is a wildlife photographer, a rower (sculling), kayaker and enjoys spending as much time outdoors as possible.