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.
  • Kaeli Fertal

    Communications and Outreach Coordinator

    kfertal@celp.org

    Kaeli has always been captivated by the ocean; her fascination of marine ecosystems nourished by summers spent exploring the rocky coastlines of New England and pestering aquarium docents with an endless stream of questions. She earned her B.S. in Marine Biology from the University of Rhode Island in 2013 and has since worked in a variety of settings from environmental compliance monitoring and fisheries assessment to scientific research and informal education. Each new experience brought her closer to discovering her role in the movement to build a sustainable and environmentally just future for all: utilizing her background and analytical research skills to to bridge the gap between scientific consensus, the general public, and policymakers. When she isn't passionately advocating for Washington's waterways, you can usually find Kaeli with her husband and adorable pup Finley exploring the great outdoors, enjoying a local craft beer, or plotting their next trip.
  • Image of a woman, Maggie, in a red hoodie and blue baseball hat in front of a river and trees.

    Maggie Franquemont

    Legal and Policy Director

    MFranquemont@Celp.org

    Maggie has been passionate about water conservation since she was a small child growing up on Colorado’s Front Range. She took a circuitous path to Washington through Montana, Wyoming, and Oregon earning her B.S. in Land Rehabilitation from Montana State University, working for Yellowstone and Mount Rainier National Parks, and earning her J.D. from University of Oregon along the way. Maggie has focused her legal career on Environmental & Natural Resource Law as well as Ocean & Coastal Law. She is passionate about everything water and is thrilled to be working with CELP to protect Washington’s water resources. She is an avid skier, paddler, and rock climber and also spends time backpacking, painting, and sewing. Her favorite river in Washington is whichever one she is headed to next, and her favorite dinosaur is the Stegosaurus.  

  • 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