Monte has been our District Manager since 2010. Before becoming our manager he served for 25 years as a volunteer Board Member at the District, a volunteer for the Washington Association of Conservation Districts for 16 years as Secretary-Treasurer and served on the WACD Plant Material Center Advisory Board. He brings 25 years of business management experience at Verizon Communications. Monte has a Masters Degree in Agriculture Economics (Natural Resources emphasis) from Washington State University. He was raised on a farm (crops and dairy) in the Columbia Basin in Eastern Washington.
What do you like about living in the Pacific Northwest?
I love the diversity of our state ~ desert to rain forest ~ small towns to international cities ~ snow-shoeing to water skiing ~ hiking to riding bikes. I love the people and our connection to each other and natural resources.
Why do you work here (at the District)?
We have an opportunity to make a difference. We have an opportunity to work with a diverse set of people with common goals and desired outcomes. I am excited about the potential the District has to engage the public and to work with partners to address challenging/complex issues.
- I love to ride by bicycle ~ rain or shine ~ night or day.
- I plan to ride my bicycle from Everett to the East Coast, and back.
- I believe we can all choose to make a difference and have a positive impact.