Who We Are

Board of Trustees

The Trust's By-Laws specify that the governing board be comprised of three Trustees, each appointed by an original signatory of the Cooperative Agreement.

Representing Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife

Jeff Tayer, Board President
WDFW Region 3 Director
Yakima, WA

Representing the Yakama Nation

Paul Ward, Board Vice President
Fisheries Program Director
Yakama Nation
Toppenish, WA

Representing Suncadia LLC

Paul Eisenberg, Board Secretary / Treasurer
Executive Vice President
Suncadia LLC
Cle Elum, WA

Interim Executive Director

Mitchell Long
201 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Suite 201
P.O. Box 428
Roslyn, WA 98941

(509) 649-2951 (office)
(509) 674-8220 (cell)
mlong@kittitasconservationtrust.org

Stewardship and Outreach Director

Lisa Younger

(509) 649-2951 (office)
(206) 914-8246 (cell)
lyounger@kittitasconservationtrust.org


Mitch Long

Mitch Long joined KCT in August of 2012. He holds a Masters of Public Administration Degree from the University of Washington. He has worked for two tours with the Washington Conservation Corps, and as an Assistant Crew Supervisor he worked on a variety of conservation projects through the state of Washington. He worked for the US Forest Service and US Fish and Wildlife Service as a wildland firefighter from 2003 - 2008. From 2008 - 2012 he worked with the City of Roslyn in Public Works specializing in Project Management of capital projects and managing the City's 300+ acre community forest. Mitch is currently serving on the Roslyn City Council (2013-present) and continues to work with the small community he lives in. When he's not focused on ecosystem rehabilitation and protection, Mitch enjoys fishing, mountain biking, camping, playing the banjo, hiking, and traveling with his family and friends.