Since 2013, Odette has served as GGHF Curious by Nature School's Director. She provides oversight for the school's day-to-day operations. Her background in environmental and science education, early childhood education, and a profession in development.
Karen is the Development Director for GGHF EnviroCorps. The EnviroCorps program publicly promotes Adopt-a-Road and Sponsor-a-Trail initiatives throughout the greater Gig Harbor community while advocating awareness, stewardship, and protection of our natural resources.
Over the last ten years, her volunteer focus has been with the WSU Pierce County Master Gardener program, spearheading the establishment of their demonstration garden at Sehmel Homestead Park.
I grew up in Connecticut and moved to California to attend UCLA, where I obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science.
After spending the bulk of our careers in large internet corporations in Los Angeles, my husband and I moved to Washington looking for a slower pace and a different environment to raise our family. We moved to Gig Harbor in 2013 and absolutely love it! We can’t get over how beautiful it is and adore being surrounded by water and nature.
Michelle joined the Foundation as its first Development Associate in August 2016 following a six-month internship with GGHF.
With family in the community, she moved to Gig Harbor in 2015 with her husband Eddie and their two small children – and two small dogs. Michelle holds a B.S. in Entomology and a Masters of Public Health degree from the University of California, Riverside. Prior to migrating to the Northwest, from California, she worked in the government sector doing disease surveillance for 7 years. With a background in public health and epidemiology, she decided to branch into work that provided greater community engagement.
Josh has worked with the Foundation since early 2015. He is a graduate of Gig Harbor High School and holds an A.A. in Integrated Multimedia from Olympic college and a B.A. with an emphasis in multimedia from Evergreen State College.
He loves the outdoors, and the interdisciplinary capacity that Evergreen provided him the opportunity to use academics to help explore those passions, multimedia and the environment.