Todd Elsworth, Executive Director
Todd brings decades of entrepreneurial event production, marketing experience, and business development with a focus in community collaboration. Todd has proudly served on start-up boards, worked for local and global non-profits, and managed his own consulting business and freelance writing.
Elizabeth Nelson, Director of Programs
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.
Pat Kennedy, Program Manager
Recreation is the foundation of Pat’s professional and personal life. He brings the experience of a Photographer, Program Coordinator, Outdoor Educator, and Guide. The lines between work and play are often perfectly blurred. Pat prefers bacon for breakfast while watching the surf and cooking up new ideas for outdoor programming.
Zuzana Pankovcin, Office Manager
Zuzana started working with us as an intern while studying Business Administration at WWU. Through her dedication, grit and passion for the outdoors, she helped us put together events such as the 2019 Expo and the Great Outdoor Awards while working on data management behind the scenes. In December 2019, she officially graduated from WWU with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and a minor in Communication studies making her a full time member of the team. When Zuzana is not working, you will likely see her skiing Mt. Baker, mountain biking on Galbraith and hiking in the Chuckanuts. She also loves to sail, climb, and travel especially to Europe to visit her family in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.