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

Salmon Policy and Science Advisor
(360) 531-0575 mobile

After serving as HCCC’s Executive Director for 16 years, Scott has transitioned to a role that focuses his expertise on salmon recovery, including updating salmon recovery plans to incorporate new data, threat assessments, and innovative tools. 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. He was promoted to the role of HCCC’s Executive Director in 2008. 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.


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David Dicks

Executive Director
(360) 620-7639

David joined HCCC in January 2024 as the new Executive Director following many years of successful law practice focused on Puget Sound and Hood Canal restoration, salmon recovery, and environmental mitigation. Previously, he served as the inaugural Executive Director of the Puget Sound Partnership and was instrumental in the start-up of the new state agency and the development of the first Puget Sound Action Agenda - the science-based and prioritized roadmap for Puget Sound cleanup and recovery. He was an Affiliate Associate Professor in the School of Marine and Environmental Affairs at the University of Washington from 2013 to 2021. David received his BA in political science with honors from Stanford University and his JD and Environmental Law Certificate from UC Berkeley’s School of Law.


Terry Fischer

(360) 536-1338

Terry is responsible for all of HCCC's financial, accounting and budgeting administration. Terry has an extensive accounting background in nonprofit and governmental institutions. She is a retired CPA and CFE. She received her BSBA from the University of Arizona in Tucson.

Haley Harguth

Watershed Program Manager
360-328-4625 mobile

Haley supports the implementation and adaptive management of the Integrated Watershed Plan, coordinates the Local Integrating Organization (LIO), 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 Specialist
(360) 620-3615 mobile

Heidi supports the development, implementation, and tracking of HCCC’s Salmon and Watershed Programs and conducts ecological assessments and restoration activities for the ILF Mitigation Program.  Prior to joining HCCC in 2009, Heidi spent time collecting and identifying critters for research studies in Arizona, Washington, Oregon and Ecuador. Heidi earned a B.S. degree in Biology (Ecology and Evolution) from University of Washington in Seattle.

Mike Lisitza

Mitigation Program Manager
(360) 517-5714

Mike 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. Mike is a senior level biologist with over 20 years of experience.

Alicia Olivas

Salmon Program Implementation Manager and Lead Entity Coordinator
(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.

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Jennifer Poole

Operations Manager
(360) 394-0046 HCCC Main Office
(360) 900-9063 mobile

Jennifer has been responsible for administrative procedures, policies, human resource management, benefits administration, records management, and purchasing. She joined HCCC in November 2020 following many years in the legal industry in roles including executive assistant, litigation legal assistant, litigation paralegal, human resources specialist and project manager. She is looking forward to supporting HCCC through its current transition period and beyond. Jennifer earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Psychology from Park University in Parkville, Missouri, and in August 2020, she earned her SHRM-CP credential from the Society for Human Resource Management.