Mitch Friedman headshot
Favorite Place in the Northwest:Queets Valley
Favorite Northwest Animal:Pine Marten

Mitch Friedman

Executive Director
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As our leader, Mitch Friedman is involved in nearly all our conservation programs and other operations, as well as directing our Healthy Watersheds Campaign to protect transboundary rivers from mining pollution.

Mitch Friedman never held the same job for longer than a few months prior to founding Conservation Northwest in 1989, working prior to that as a gas pumper, ranch hand, fork lift driver, North Pacific fisheries biologist, and other odd jobs. He has a degree in zoology from the University of Washington and raised two daughters in Bellingham before recently moving back to Seattle.