HCCC Staff

Who We Are

Photo by Ratha Grimes

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.

Terry Fischer

Accountant
(360) 536-1338

Terry is responsible for all of HCCC's financial, accounting and budgeting administration. Terry just recently joined HCCC in 2020 and 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.

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.

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Jennifer Poole

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

Jennifer is 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.  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.

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.