About Us

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Phil Trask
President

Phil started PC Trask with the idea that innovative and game-changing environmental solutions are possible if you envision success, reject failure, and apply diligence. This is exactly what Phil and his team strive to accomplish every day. Phil’s expertise in developing natural resource policy, recovery planning, and establishing regional restoration strategies have helped shape regional salmon-related recovery efforts over the past 25 years.

 

Phil’s extensive experience prior to forming PC Trask, from the Washington Recreation and Conservation Office, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, the Washington Governor’s Salmon Recovery Office, and the Lower Columbia Fish Recovery Board provide an excellent foundation for his work today. When facing challenging natural resource issues, Phil enjoys seeking out opportunities where others see obstacles. ability to see solutions where others see obstacles. Phil holds a MA in Environmental Studies from The Evergreen State College. When not at work, Phil enjoys the outdoors, including fly fishing and scuba diving around the world.

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Andy Wilson
Natural Resource Planner

Andy supports ecosystem restoration efforts through rigorous geospatial data analysis, accurate and aesthetically pleasing cartographic figures, and technical writing to accompany the data-driven products of PC Trask. He enjoys the critical thinking and active engagement required to successfully tackle complex projects. Andy’s diverse professional background working with local non-profits, state government agencies, applied research institutes, and private companies allows him to communicate results in a clear, thoughtful manner, no matter the client.

 

Andy earned his Master of Science in Geography from Oregon State University in 2018 while researching interactions between snow cover and wildfire across the Pacific Northwest. Andy earned a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences from UNC-Chapel Hill, where he also gained valuable analytical and cartographic experience with the Southern Environmental Law Center. Andy moved to the northwest after cycling across the country in 2014 with an affordable housing non-profit, and was quickly drawn to the limitless exploration opportunities. Outside of PC Trask, Andy spends much of his time backpacking and mountaineering in the Cascades, playing the bass guitar, and experimenting in his urban garden.

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Trevor Oatts
Natural Resource Planner

Trevor's strengths at PC Trask include spatial analysis, research and data synthesis to inform decision makers on ecosystem restoration in the tidally-influenced lower Columbia River. Most of his work involves using GIS, graphic production and communication to present results to target audiences that range from scientists to policy creators. Recent clients include Bonneville Power Administration, the Lower Columbia Fish Recovery Board, and the Army Corps – Portland District.

 

While obtaining his Associate of Applied Science degree for Geographic Information Systems, Trevor worked for a variety of environmental, social justice and government entities which included the City of Columbus, FracTracker Alliance, the Dolores Huerte Foundation and Greenlawn Cemetery. Trevor previously worked as an Audio Engineer with a Bachelor of Science degree in the Recording Arts from Full Sail University. In his free time Trevor enjoys recording music, drawing and backpacking.

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Sue Walsh
Office Manager

Sue uses her accounting and organizational skills to keep the PC Trask office running smoothly. On any given workday, you can find Sue managing accounts payable and receivable, contracts and compliance, payroll, and benefits, or any of the other miscellaneous tasks it takes to run a business.

 

Prior to joining PC Trask, Sue ran her own bookkeeping business, which was a second career after an interim break in employment with young children at home. With a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University and Master of Science in Manufacturing Systems Engineering from Stanford University, Sue’s first career was in high-tech manufacturing in our own Silicon Forest. This analytical background is still used today to improve business systems quality and efficiency. When not in the office, Sue enjoys spending time outdoors gardening, hiking, and biking.