About Us

About Us

Make It Happen

1.2 million students spend their days in K-12 schools across Washington State. You can ensure they gain the skills and hands-on learning opportunities needed to be successful leaders. Our state depends upon the next generation… And Washington Green Schools is working with you to give them the tools they need to succeed.

Judy Aks

Judy is a longtime educator, having taught preschoolers to adults on topics ranging from empathy to constitutional law to privacy and technology. Her commitment to conservation and environmental justice blossomed when she moved to the Pacific Northwest from New York. She graduated from Barnard College and has a PhD in Political Science from the University of Washington. She enjoys spending time with her family exploring the beautiful NW on hikes, bikes, or through the lens of her camera.

Salley Anderson

Following an Accounting Degree from the University of Washington and an MBA from Seattle University, Salley cultivated her business acumen as a tax accountant, software product manager, CFO of an international foundation, and a consulting CFO focused on the non-profit sector. Creating and fostering connection is Salley’s path to serving the environment; She believes when people feel a part of something, they will naturally have a greater sensibility to that which is beneficial for all. Of particular interest is the intersection of social and racial equity and regenerative economies. Outside of work, Salley can often be found traversing local waterfronts and forests, or following her curiosity to understand different systems.

Gabe Boeckman

Gabe leads external communications for McKinstry, a national construction and energy services firm. Prior to joining McKinstry, he led commercialization and outreach for the CleanTech Alliance and its Cascadia CleanTech Accelerator to facilitate clean technology industry growth and economic development across the Pacific Northwest. Before moving to Seattle, Gabe led communications initiatives for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and U.S. Department of Energy deployment and market transformation programs.

Phil Coughlan

Phil leads Herrera Environmental Consultants’ Sustainable Development services team. He helps public agencies and businesses plan, design, permit, and operate a variety of sustainable projects, including renewable energy facilities, recycling and composting facilities, and habitat and conservation banks. Phil received a Masters in Environmental Policy from UW and a BS in Business from the University of New Hampshire. Phil and his wife Sheila have two kids at Stadium High School in Tacoma.

Aaron Goldfeder

As CEO and Co-Founder, Aaron is responsible for the overall strategy, leadership, and growth of EnergySavvy. Under his management, EnergySavvy has emerged as an industry leader in utility cloud software with a world-class team and investors. Prior to EnergySavvy, Aaron was a Principal Group Program Manager at Microsoft, where he was a key leader on Windows XP, the Dot Net Framework, and Microsoft Cloud Services. Aaron is an inventor on ten patents, was recognized in Puget Sound Business Journal’s 40 under 40, has traveled to nearly 60 countries and loves to snowboard. He earned an MS and BS in mathematics from the University of Washington and Florida, respectively.

Ingrid Ougland

Ingrid is a communications manager at Virginia Mason in Seattle. Ingrid helped develop Virginia Mason’s social media programs and is the communications liaison for Virginia Mason’s award-winning sustainability program, EnviroMason. Ingrid graduated from Washington State University with a degree in Communications. She lives on Bainbridge Island with her 12-year-old son, two rescue dogs and two cats. She prides herself in teaching her son about sustainability and how to protect the environment for future generations.

Steve Shestag

Steve Shestag is the Director of Environment for The Boeing Company. He is responsible for leading the development of company-wide strategy and policy that shapes the environmental performance of Boeing’s global operations. Steve has over 30 years of experience in environmental policy, compliance, and cleanup and restoration work including various habitat restoration projects. Steve currently serves on the Board of the Pollinator Partnership and International Aerospace Environmental Group. Steve previously served on the Board of Directors for the Los Angeles Conservation Corps and on the King County Land Conservation Advisory Board. In his free time, Steve enjoys fly-fishing, mountain biking, and skiing.

Sue Stillman

After a long career in teaching, most of it spent at the Evergreen School, Sue retired to take up a life of adventure and travel. A life-long conservationist, she supports school programs that inspire students to take initiative and action for shaping their environments. She graduated from Smith College and has a Masters in Education from the University of Washington. Her interests include long distance bike and sailboat trips and P-Patch gardening.

Kina Walker

Kina is the Major Gifts Officer at Woodland Park Zoo. Previously, she served as the Major Gifts Director at Seattle Academy, where she successfully cultivated and stewarded relationships to support the school’s largest capital campaign. Kina has also worked at The Wilderness Society in Washington DC and at Newman Partners, a political fundraising and consulting firm in Seattle. She is a graduate of Colorado College and completed a Certificate in Nonprofit Management at Duke University. In her free time, Kina is an avid runner, hiker, and outdoors enthusiast. Kina is passionate about organizational missions that focus on providing access, especially for kids, to the outdoors and education.