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Meet the EnviroChallengers

Jacqueline Fuller

 

Jacqueline Fuller 

 

Jacqueline has a bachelor's degree with studies in environmental science from the University of Washington Tacoma, a Master-in-Teaching degree from City University, and a 4-12 general science/biology emphasis endorsement from Pacific Lutheran University. Jacqueline has lived in or around Tacoma most of her life. Restoring and preserving the area’s natural resources is important to her, and, to that end, she has volunteered countless hours for many Tacoma environmental organizations. Jacqueline served as a 7th and 8th grade science teacher at Stewart Middle School. She started working as an EnviroChallenger in 2006.

 

 

 

John Inch

 

John Inch

 

John has a bachelor's degree in outdoor recreation and leisure services, with an emphasis in experiential education and interpretation. John is experienced in environmental education, having worked as a naturalist at Northwest Trek and as a sea kayaking instructor. He started working as an EnviroChallenger in 2006.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gator Lanphear

 

Gator Lanphear

 

Gator joined the EnviroChallenger team as the Arts EnviroChallenger in 2019. Gator is a certificated and endorsed art teacher in the state of Washington. He attended the Evergreen State College to study Animation and Video Production. After graduating, Gator spent 10 years producing/directing/editing live sports television and pilot shows. Most recently, he was a kindergarten teacher.

 

 

 

 

KateW

 

 

Kate Waind

 

Kate joined the EnviroChallenger Team in 2020, with a professional background that includes more than ten years of experience in environmental education and community outreach. Kate graduated with a B.S. in Environmental Science from the University of Oregon (Go Ducks!) and an M.A. in Zoology from Miami University. Kate has used her passion for the environment to engage people in learning about wildlife, natural resource conservation, and environmental justice. Kate enjoys spending nearly all of her free time in the outdoors. She loves traveling and experiencing new places through hiking, backpacking, kayaking, biking, and rock climbing. As a life-long learner, Kate can also be found reading and writing in nature.