Jeffrey is an occupational safety and health professional with 30 years’ experience in a variety of industries. Jeffrey has also managed teams of people throughout his career and has been responsible for multi-million dollar budgets, production facilities and high performance work teams. With regard to policy-making, Jeffrey has the unique experience of serving more than 15 years as a local elected official, visiting with legislators and agency representatives to help with public policy development and securing resources for municipal projects.
Sophie is the Operations Manager at Evergreen Safety Council. After graduating from Whitworth University with a BA in Business and Hospitality management, she honed her management skills working through the ranks of a local restaurant group. She enjoys developing systems and tools to help streamline operations and make them more efficient, finding creative solutions to problems, and building synergistic teams—all of which culminate in a strong workplace culture. Sophie is a lover of the great outdoors, and can often be found hiking, fly fishing, skiing, and enjoying life with her Australian Shepherd pup, Lolo. She also loves cooking for family and friends and cheering for the Seahawks.
Nara helps make Evergreen’s classes accessible and fun. She joined the team in 2019, bringing a background in higher education and a love for learning and technology.Nara is an art and architectural historian and likes to create videos about local urban history in her spare time. She also likes to write and play music with her partner, and go on adventures together with their two kids.
Since starting work for Evergreen Safety Council as a Roadway Programs Coordinator, in February 1996, Tina has worn many other hats, which has made her invaluable to the rest of the team.
The programs she has managed include Work Zone Flagger and Traffic Control Supervisor for Idaho, Oregon and Washington as well as the Washington State Pilot/Escort Program. She was also the in-house graphic designer and lead project coordinator for all of Evergreen’s training materials.
Her most recent role is that of a trainer and master instructor. She currently teaches Flagger, Pilot/Escort, EverSafe and First Aid & CPR courses.
Chan joined our team in 2019. He graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelor’s of Art degree in Accounting and Finance in 2016, and practiced his accounting in a tax accounting firm for two and a half years. He also served in the U.S. Army from 2008–2012.
As our records department specialist for our health and safety programs, Ashley manages class registration paperwork, troubleshoots students’ technical issues, and assists with inventory and certification management. Her friendly, upbeat demeanor and attention to detail help ensure our customers have a great experience. She attends Edmonds Community College in pursuit of a Diagnostic Ultrasound degree. In her spare time she enjoys reading, traveling to new places, and spending time with her cat.
Tony is a marketing professional with a business degree from the University of Oregon and a minor in multimedia. Prior to joining the Evergreen Safety Council team, Tony worked for Nike and also as a video content creator on a popular YouTube channel with nearly 900,000 subscribers. Tony is at the center of our Council’s marketing efforts and has produced a number of videos and other multimedia assets for our website, social channels, and training classes.
Ryann works behind the scenes on the design of course materials for our students. Ryann is passionate about design that is accessible and visually appealing. An eye for detail and strong graphic skillset make her an important part of the team.
Momo is a Seattle native who escaped the technology mines of Silicon Valley and returned to the Northwest to share their passion for learning with others. Originally coming to Evergreen as a motorcycle instructor, Momo’s infectious energy is focused on teaching occupational safety and keeping things running smoothly behind the scenes. When not working to help keep you safe, Momo enjoys spending time on two wheels, exploring the Northwest, and enjoying science fiction.
Hayley loves to help others and learn new things. She serves as vice chair on the City of Spokane Human Rights Commission and is currently working on earning her master’s degree at Whitworth University. Hayley loves spending her free time with her family and friends. When she’s home, Hayley can usually be found rhyming silly jingles at her kids and having fun outdoors.
Leigh loves using her amazing customer service and administrative skills to help our customers achieve success. She values spending time with family and friends, and escapes into nature whenever she can. She is also a big poetry fan, foodie, and cat lover.
Jessica grew up in Washington and brings 25 years of customer service experience to her job at ESC. She loves spending time with her partner and daughter listening to music, crafting, and enjoying the outdoors. She’s also a big Seahawks and Kraken fan.
A native of the Northwest, Stan grew up in Seattle, graduated from Seattle University and joined PEMCO in 1986. Prior to PEMCO, he held positions at Price Waterhouse and Everett’s Herald Newspaper where he served as corporate treasurer. He sets the standard for corporate citizenship, mentoring students and serving on boards focused on education, including Albers School of Business at Seattle University, Foster School of Business at University of Washington, Junior Achievement and Pacific Science Center. He also participates with safety organizations crucial to the Northwest community, including Northwest Insurance Council and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. He’s proud of his years of service in Seattle’s positive, forward-leaning and uniquely diverse community. Stan enjoys cycling, photography, snow skiing and scuba diving. In fact, he’s spent more than 2,000 hours underwater.
Jim has been with the Lynden since July 1991 and has been Lynden’s Corporate Director of HSSE since October 2011. His background includes 21 years as Director of HSSE for Alaska West Express Inc. His current duties include developing, implementing and enforcing Lynden’s Integrated Health, Safety, Security and Environmental programs and policies as well as assuring compliance with DOT, USCG, EPA, OSHA and applicable federal, state and local regulations.
Jim has thirty (30) years of experience in hazardous materials emergency response. He is a Hazardous Material Emergency Response Specialist in highway and railroad transportation. He is an instructor of hazardous material emergency response, and hazardous materials transportation utilizing 49 CFR, IATA/ICAO (air) and IMDG (water). For 15 years he was Chief for the Fairbanks North Star Borough (FNSB) Hazardous Materials Response Team, member of the Statewide Hazardous Material Working Group, Fairbanks Emergency Planning Committee (FEPC) and member of the State Emergency Response Commission. Jim was also former Chairman of the Alaska Trucking Association Safety Management Council and American Trucking Association Hazardous Material committee. Jim was appointed by the State of Alaska Governor to the State Emergency Response Commission for four consecutive terms. He was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Evergreen Safety Council in 2012.
A cognitive neuroscientist by training and consultant by profession, Dr. Coelho has applied his background to address mental and physical behavior in safety-related areas such as human error prevention, decision making, human reliability, safety in design, human-machine interfacing, warnings and labels, and ergonomics. He works in a variety of industries, including construction, oil and gas, chemical and petrochemical, marine, mining, manufacturing, and utilities. This diverse experience is well-aligned with Evergreen Safety Council’s slate of occupational and motorcycle safety training programs.
Dr. Coelho did his doctoral research at Pennsylvania State University after completing an internship at the University of Chicago and an undergraduate program in learning, memory, and cognition at UCLA. He holds a Certified Safety Professional designation from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals, a Certified Fire Investigator designation from the Texas Commission on Fire Protection, and a Safety Practice Certificate from Texas A&M University for advanced training in industrial hygiene, fire risk management, and other similar topics. He is also a volunteer firefighter, emergency medical technician, technical and confined space rescuer, vehicle extrication technician, and licensed motorcycle safety instructor.
Chris has been with Sound Transit since 2011, which has been a very momentous period for the organization. Chris serves in other demanding roles including being a Commissioner for the King County Fire Protection District 2, a position he has held since 2004. He has also served as the Executive Secretary for Seattle/King County Building & Construction Trades Council as well as being active in UA Local 32 Plumbers and Pipefitters. Chris has had many appointments where he has served the State of Washington and the Puget Sound region. Here are a few notable appointments and elected positions:
Rick served as President of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, from 1993 – 2010 after serving as Vice President from 1988 to 1993. He was also the Executive Secretary of the King County Labor Council along with serving on the Seattle Building and Construction Trades Council.
Prior to serving on the State Labor Council, Rick was a Washington State Legislator from 1973 to 1991, serving 10 years in the House and eight in the Senate. In Olympia he served as Senate Majority Whip, House Assistant Majority Leader and Chair of the Senate Transportation Committee.
Rick has been active on many boards and committees in recent years. He has served on the Washington State Economic Development Commission, Board of Directors for the Washington State Trade & Convention Center, the Washington Council on International Trade, the Governor’s Commission on Competitiveness, and the Washington State Workforce Training Education Coordinating Board, to name a few.
In addition to his many years of public service, Rick is an Army Veteran who served in the Vietnam War.