Jeff Giesen

Associate Director at the North Cascades Institute in Sedro-Woolley, WA

Jeff is the Associate Director at North Cascades Institute located in northwest Washington State. He was hired as a nine-month seasonal Program Assistant in 1998 and spent the first day of his employment building his own desk. Since then he has had eight different job titles before becoming the Institute's Associate Director in 2012. Jeff oversees the internal operations including programs, finance, human resources and Learning Center operations. Jeff has a Bachelor's degree in environmental education from Western Washington University, a Master's Degree in Science and twenty-five years of experience, including positions at residential centers in Ohio (Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center)  and Georgia (Honey Creek Environmental Education Center). He lives in Bellingham, Washington with his wife Janet, daughter Kate and son Will.