Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors set policy and guidelines for programming, advocacy, and activities of the organization while working to ensure that recreational public access to the water is preserved and expanded throughout Washington State.

Andrée Hurley – Board Director, President

Andrée has taught sea kayaking since 1985, and has led or been on kayaking trips in various countries such as Baja, Mexico, Belize, Chile, Bolivia and Hong Kong. She has retired as an instructor trainer educator with the American Canoe Association after fifteen years. She has been on the board of the Washington Kayak Club and Trade Association of Paddlesports. She is currently a Realtor in the Seattle area.

Don Crook – Board Director, Vice President

Adam Brandt – Board Director, Secretary

Adam is new to the board and navigating Washington’s waterways in general, but feels passionate about WWTA’s mission and respecting the diverse biosphere represented by Washington State. His day job involves consulting with remote clients for Ensighten, a San Jose based start-up with a proven history of enabling companies to better understand their customers by providing real-time solutions to improved data management. He has a long history of both volunteering and actively enjoying nature, and feels it’s a privilege to give back to the outdoor community while promoting responsible stewardship through the WWTA.

 Mike Acker – Board Director

Mike has worked with Information Security Analysis Internap Network Services in Seattle, managing the information security department and direction for a network service provider spanning 15 countries, as a Senior Technology Risk Consultant at Protiviti and as a Security Engineer with Harrison & Belmont LLC leading a 3 person team providing security and networking services for non-profit organizations including Premera Blue Cross, American Cancer Society, and Arthritis Foundation. Mike has a degree from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in Liberal Arts and Sciences and from Parkland College (Champaign) in Computer Science and Mathematics. He’s also been on the Board of Directors, Puget Sound ISSA (Developing and Connecting Cybersecurity Leaders Globally). Mike is an avid paddler.

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