PO Box 13324, Olympia, WA 98508 info@thurstonclimateaction.org

Leadership

TCAT is a local non-profit dedicated to creating a healthy and sustainable future for Thurston County by encouraging action, coordinating action, and taking action on climate change. The vision of TCAT leadership is to create a Thurston County where public and private community actions mitigating climate change are central to a healthy and prosperous future.

Graeme2Graeme Sackrison, Chair

Graeme currently serves as Board Chair of TCAT and is one of the founding members. His commitment to Thurston County is clear. After retiring from the Employment Security Department as Legislative Liaison, he was was elected Mayor of Lacey and served as Council Member for 13 years. In his spare time, Graeme is current serving on the North Thurston Public School Board, the Lacey South Sound Chamber board, and the Thurston Transportation Policy Board as Citizen Representative. He is also an avid volunteer for several local events including Gateway Rotary Brat, Brews & Bands event, South Sound BBQ Festival, Lacey Spring Fun Fair, Lacey S.T.E.M. Fair, and South Thurston Economic Development Initiative.

Tom2Tom Crawford, Vice-Chair

Tom currently serves as board Vice-President and is a founding member of TCAT. His primary role with TCAT is organizing the county-wide greenhouse gas inventory and developing a county-wide clean energy program. He has lived and worked in Thurston County for the past 25 years and has over 40 years experience working with community development, education, health, environmental, and transportation organizations. He has provided training on sustainability in Thurston County and throughout the Puget Sound region, with numerous presentations to elected officials. Tom has also worked with Native American communities in the Pacific Northwest and with state transportation agencies nationwide.

Dave2Dave Watterson, Treasurer

Dave joined TCAT in 2014 and, his current role is Board Treasurer. After 27 years of service, he retired as Lieutenant with Lacey Fire District Three. His community service includes participation on the Board of Solar Washington for one year and the Tenino City Council for three years. Dave is committed to bringing renewable energy and energy efficiency to low and fixed income residents of Thurston County.

Dever2Dever Kuni

Dever joined TCAT in January of 2014. She is currently a data analyst with the Department of Labor and Industries. In her previous career, she was Vice President of South Sound Solar. Through her role at South Sound Solar she helped found the Solar Installers of Washington and became and legislative and policy chair. She has been an active Board member of the Local Ecobuilding Guild Chapter, Member of the Utility Advisory Committee, and active with several other professional groups including the Olympia Master Builders. Dever is passionate about finding collaborative solutions between businesses (economics) and the environment.

Scott2Scott Morgan

Scott joined TCAT as a volunteer in 2009 and has been on the board since 2013. He has worked in agriculture and private industry, founded and managed a small non-profit, worked with youth-at-risk, taught GED and pre-college classes, and has spent the past few years immersed in the public sector. This diverse set of perspectives informs his recognition that long-term sustainability will require a dynamic harmony between environmental, social, and economic health. In his spare time, Scott is the Director of Sustainability at The Evergreen State College.

Geoff2Geoff Glass

Geoff is the Director of Facility & Technology Services at Providence SW Washington Region where he has oversight for facility, security and medical equipment operations for two hospitals and 34 clinics. Geoff has dedicated his career to developing high performance healthcare facilities – having substantially improved energy efficiency at four major medical facilities in Western Washington. His current focus is on improving sustainability of Providence operations in Southwest Washington. Geoff is a professional engineer licensed in the State of Washington and has certifications in Energy Management and Health Care Facility Management. In 2015, Geoff committed to a “car – free” lifestyle as a means of living out his value of environmental stewardship and personal responsibility for health.

Bill2Bill Paulen

Bill brings his experience in management, business, marketing, and lending to TCAT, joining the board in 2014. His background is in the financial industry, where he has worked in progressively responsible positions including branch operations, business development, management, and commercial banking. As an adopted Washingtonian since 1998, Bill is concerned with the impacts to our state and beyond from continued climate change and the economic and sociological impacts associated with those changes. Bill is the President and CEO of Generations Credit Union, an Olympia based credit union and leader in energy efficiency and renewable energy lending.