Staff

  • A headshot of Bruce Wishart standing in front of a leafy green plant.

    Bruce Wishart

    Government Affairs Specialist

    Bruce Wishart has served as a lobbyist for environmental groups in Olympia for the past 25 years. He currently operates a lobbying firm in Olympia, specializing in natural resource and environmental work. Prior to that he worked as Policy Director for People for Puget Sound. Bruce also served as a Staff Lobbyist for the Sierra Club from 1987 to 1999. Bruce is a graduate of University of Oregon School of Law (J.D. 1985) Bruce is an avid cyclist, putting thousands of miles on his bike during the dry portions of the year. He enjoys skiing in the winter months and spends time during the summer and fall surfing on the coast, fly fishing, and sea-kayaking in the Salish Sea.
  • Dan Von Seggern

    Staff Attorney

    Dan is an attorney as well as a former academic scientist.   He is a graduate of the University of Washington Law School (J.D., 2007) and of the University of California-Berkeley (Ph.D., 1994).  He joined CELP in 2015 after working in civil litigation and public defense.  Prior to his legal career, Dan spent 20 years working in chemistry, molecular biology and gene therapy.  As a third-generation Washingtonian, Dan grew up camping, hiking and skiing and developed a deep appreciation for the Northwest environment and our local waters.  He spends his spare time cycling, backcountry skiing, and sailing. To contact Dan, email him at dvonseggern@celp.org
  • Womam wearing glasses and backpacking gear with a leash and medium brown dog stands in a forest in front of a sign that reads "Pacific Crest Trail No2000".

    Hillary Jasper Rose

    Water Policy & Outreach Coordinator

    HJRose@Celp.org

    Hillary Jasper Rose is a graduate of Vermont Law's Masters of Environmental Law and Policy program. She has worked in community outreach and advocacy in recent years, including work with Seattle City Council, Seattle Public Utilities, local nonprofit organizations, and grassroots movements. She holds a passion for public trust and equitable access to resources. Joining the CELP will help her further this mission as she strives to educate and engage communities across the state, sharing information, legislation, and opportunities for individual involvement in environmental sustainability. Hillary has traveled and lived all over the world, but she is delighted to call this beautiful state her home.

  • Kayla Magers

    Development & Communications Coordinator

    development@celp.org

    Kayla is a graduate from the University of Washington with a B.A. in International Development and a B.F.A in Photo Media. She received a certificate in Nonprofit Management in June of 2020 also from the University of Washington. Kayla has a background in social media management, an interest in law, and a passion for environmental justice. Montana born and eastern Washington raised, she grew up in nature, camping, hiking, enjoying days at the lake, and floating rivers. She believes in the importance of water as a source of life, a resource, and a spiritual connection
  • Woman with white hair waring pink jacket and glasses stands in front of a river and trees.

    Trish Rolfe

    Executive Director

    trolfe@celp.org

    Prior to joining CELP, Trish Rolfe spent the last 10 years working on environmental policy issues in Alaska as Executive Director for Trustees for Alaska, and Alaska Manager for Sierra Club. She brings a deep background in and passion for environmental issues, and has extensive experience managing staff, budgets and campaigns. She earned her BA from the University of Alaska, Anchorage, and enjoys spending time outdoors with her dog