Trish Rolfe (she/her)
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.
Maggie Franquemont (she/her)
LEGAL & POLICY DIRECTOR
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.
Kaeli Fertal (she/her)
COMMUNICATIONS & OUTREACH COORDINATOR
Kaeli has always been captivated by the ocean; her fascination with 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. Kaeli is excited to get to work utilizing her educational background and analytical research skills 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 the next adventure.