Government Affairs SpecialistBruce 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 AttorneyDan 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 email@example.com
Development & Communications CoordinatorKayla 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. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Summer Legal Intern 2020
Sara is a rising 3L at Vermont Law School and received her Bachelor’s in Economics & History from the University of Oregon. Prior to beginning law school, she worked for the California State Water Resources Control Board. Sara became interested in water law because she was raised in an environmentally-focused family and has always had a passion for protecting our natural resources. Sara grew up in the outdoors, camping and hiking in the Sierra Nevadas. Now, she’s enjoying the Green Mountains in Vermont. You can reach her at CELPIntern@Celp.org
Executive DirectorPrior 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. To contact Trish, email her at email@example.com.