FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
For more information contact:
April Claxton, Recreation Northwest
Sonja Max and Krissy Moehl join Recreation Northwest Board of Directors
BELLINGHAM, WA (Jan. 12, 2017) – The Recreation Northwest Board is pleased to announce Sonja Max and Krissy Moehl were recently elected to join the Board of Directors.
Sonja Max is a local mountain biker and outdoor enthusiast with 10 years experience in graphic design who is currently restoring the former Cascade Laundry building. She recently joined the Whatcom County Parks & Recreation Commission and looks forward to using her management and strategy experience to help guide the future work of Recreation Northwest.
“Outdoor recreation is one of the most important and valuable pieces of my life. In receiving so much enjoyment and enrichment from our local parks, open spaces and DNR lands, I would like to start giving back to my community in a way that preserves and improves upon these assets for future generations. In the Recreation Northwest spirit of connecting people with the outdoors, I am also excited about not just working as a steward for the land but encouraging people to take advantage of and enjoy these outdoor spaces. When more people recreate outside, our whole community is strengthened by their positive energy, their improved health, and their appreciation of the ecosystem we all strive to preserve” states Max.
Krissy Moehl is a world renowned professional ultra runner and has been Race Director of the Chuckanut 50k for fifteen years. She recently authored Running Your First Ultra: Customizable Training Plans for your First 50k to 100 mile Race and coaches trail runners through Revolution Running. Originally from Bow, WA she has recently made her home in Bellingham and looks forward to deeper engagement with the local outdoor recreation community.
“I feel a connection to the mission of Recreation Northwest. I enjoy collaboration, creating events and connections that are not as possible as an individual. I have a huge appreciate and commitment to the outdoors and would love to extend that through working with this local group whose mission aligns with my own” reflects Moehl.
Current Board Members include:
Dean Fearing, President
Brian Roche, Vice President
Al Ragan, Treasurer
Erin McCain Anderson, Secretary
April is a co-founder and former co-Executive Director for Recreation Northwest. She has a passion for place and loves exploring, experiencing and sharing the beauty of the pacific northwest. She is currently working with Ocean Conservancy to protect our oceans, specifically the Arctic.