HCCC Staff

Who We Are

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HCCC staff are mission-driven with a deep love and appreciation for Hood Canal and the Pacific Northwest.

We share our expertise and experience with partners across the region to facilitate collaboration, explore new solutions to natural resource challenges, and advance regional strategies to protect and recover Hood Canal for the benefit of all who experience this special place.

Scott Brewer

Executive Director
(360) 531-0575 mobile

Scott is accountable to HCCC Board of Directors and responsible for the administration of all Council activities and operations. Scott joined HCCC in 2003 after previous stints with King County, Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe, American Rivers, Skokomish Tribe and the Point No Point Treaty Council. Scott has a B.A. degree from Michigan State University in Urban and Metropolitan Studies and a M.S. degree in Fisheries Science from the University of Washington.

Tom Goishi

(360) 900-9063 mobile

Tom oversees all aspects of HCCC’s financial, program and grants accounting and budgeting. Tom joined HCCC in 2013 from Martha & Mary, where he was the general ledger accountant. Tom also served at Unocal Corporation in a wide range of financial roles. He holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of California at Los Angeles.

Haley Harguth

Watershed Program Coordinator
360-328-4625 mobile

Haley supports the implementation and adaptive management of the Integrated Watershed Plan. She is also the Local Integrating Organization (LIO) Coordinator, and facilitates the Hood Canal Regional Pollution Identification and Correction Program. Haley earned a M.P.A. at the UW Evans School of Public Policy and Governance, and M.M.A. at the UW School of Marine and Environmental Affairs. Before coming to HCCC, Haley was a Hershman Marine Policy Fellow at the Puget Sound Partnership and served with the Peace Corps in Mauritania.

Heidi Huber

Programs Development Coordinator
(360) 620-3615 mobile

Heidi supports the Executive Director in the development, implementation, and tracking of HCCC’s programs. Prior to joining HCCC in 2009, Heidi spent time collecting and identifying insects for research studies in Arizona, Washington, and Ecuador. Heidi earned a degree in Biology (Ecology and Evolution) from University of Washington in Seattle.

Robin Lawlis

Administrative Program Manager
(360) 394-0046 - HCCC main number
(360) 271-2060 mobile

Robin is responsible for administrative procedures, policies and processes, human resources, purchasing, and records management. Robin came to HCCC in 2006 and previously worked in labor relations and human resources for various organizations including the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe’s The Point Casino, Olympic Resource Management, and the U.S. Navy Office of Counsel. Contact Robin about Board meetings and agendas.

Patty Michak

Mitigation Program Manager
(360) 265-9440 mobile

Patty works with individuals or entities seeking to purchase mitigation credit, manages mitigation credit sales, mitigation fee management, interagency review team oversight, site selection, management, and maintenance, mitigation project design and implementation, and works with watershed partners for site acquisition and long-term stewardship. Patty is a senior level fisheries scientist and project manager with over 30 years of experience in both the private and public sectors.

Alicia Olivas

Lead Entity Program Coordinator, HCCC Salmon Program
(360) 626-1633 desk
(360) 271-4722 mobile

Alicia works with community stakeholders, citizens, partner organizations, and member governments to assure sound science and community values guide the implementation of salmon recovery projects in the Hood Canal region. Alicia earned her Bachelors of Science degree from Oregon State University’s College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences in Environmental Sciences, with specialization emphasis in Environmental Conservation, Resources, and Sustainability.

Nate White

Watershed Project Coordinator
(360) 900-6442

Nate works on a variety of Hood Canal watershed projects, including the Hood Canal Shellfish Initiative, the Landscape Assessment and Prioritization Tool, and supports Summer Chum Salmon recovery and Integrated Watershed Planning efforts. Nate earned a Master of Urban and Regional Planning (MURP) degree from Portland State University, and a B.A. in Environmental Policy and Planning from Western Washington University. He loves the Salish Sea region, and is excited to contribute towards its wise stewardship.