Todd Elsworth, Executive Director
Todd brings decades of extensive event production and marketing experience. He has served on start-up boards, managed his own consulting business and worked for local and global non-profits. He brings an entrepreneurial approach and is known for developing innovative ideas and bringing the right people together to make it happen. You might bump into him and his daughter Violet while they’re biking, hiking, paddling or skiing in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.
Elizabeth Nelson, Parkscriptions Program Director
Elizabeth has a passion for community health and spending time outdoors. She has a broad range of experience in running her own business, nonprofit and government organizations. Her program management, graphic design and marketing skills combined with her background in community health bring a unique perspective to her work. She enjoys hiking, running, playing soccer, and exploring new trails with her two daughters.
Shell Philhower, Office Manager
Shell has passion for the great outdoors running an organized office. Shell has been a bookkeeper and office administrator for over a decade, with experience ranging from teaching Kindergarten to managing the produce department of a local health-food store. Shell cycles to work downtown daily, splitting her time between Kulshan Community Land Trust and Recreation Northwest. If Shell isn’t balancing books or maintaining databases, she’s hopefully out swimming in Lake Whatcom or hiking up to Pine and Cedar Lakes.
Kelli Taylor, Seattle Chapter Lead
Kelli is a true West Coaster, having lived in CA, OR, and now in her home of WA State. Constantly growing her life and career based on the values dearest to her (exploration and community), you will likely find her guiding youth outdoor adventures, out on long trail runs, or reading in a park. Her uniquely playful and strategic mindset, combined with an entrepreneurial drive developed from her startup experience, has given her the great opportunity of working with companies like Geocaching, CLIF Bar, and Adidas.