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Steve Townsend

Steve Townsend is Managing Director of Hotel Windrow and Basalt, located on Main Street in Ellensburg. Steve and his wife Ruth moved to Ellensburg full-time in 2014 after falling in love with the area. Early on they felt that the missing link in downtown was an anchor hotel. Hotel Windrow checked
that box. Steve has been in the hotel business all his adult life. He has a Hotel Management degree from Florida State University and an MBA from Johnson & Wales. Steve has spent most of his career managing hotels or resorts in the mainland US, Hawaii, and the Caribbean.

Mitch Long

Mitch has lived in Kittitas County for over 20 years and worked for federal, state, and local governments focused on natural resource and recreational management. He is currently the Executive Director of Kittitas Conservation Trust, a local non-profit land trust that focuses on fish and wildlife habitat conservation and restoration. Mitch enjoys hiking, camping and boating with his family and friends in Kittitas County and throughout Washington State.

Adam Torem

Adam Torem loves to hike and spend time outdoors. He moved from the Puget Sound region to Ellensburg in April 2018 and enjoys the new recreational opportunities offered all around Kittitas County. Adam works as a state administrative law judge and is also a pro tem judge for the Lower Kittitas County District Court. Adam served in the U.S. Air Force Judge Advocate General's (JAG) Corps for 25 years, deploying to both Iraq and Afghanistan during his career in the USAF Reserves.

Catherine Walker

Catherine and her husband have a home in Roslyn and currently spend about 70% of their time there. They are hikers, bicyclists, snowshoers, gardeners and travelers. Catherine served on the REI Board of Directors for 8 years and then as REI’s Senior Vice President and General Counsel for 10 years before retiring in 2016. During her 35+ year career, she has acted as an executive and chief legal officer for three stellar PNW organizations. She has also served on both for-profit and non-profit boards, in each case helping to improve governance with the goal to advance the mission of the organization.

Bradley Gasawski

Bradley is a recreation professional with 18 years’ experience with various campus recreation, hospitality, outdoor recreation and education programs. He currently coordinates Central Washington University’s Outdoor Pursuits and Recreation department, where he oversees outdoor trips, challenge courses, team building, equipment rentals, outdoor skills workshops, and climbing wall facilities. He is an avid mountainbiker, downhill and Nordic skier, and hiker who enjoys sharing his passion for business,
recreation and leadership.

Stephen Malek

After growing up in Texas, Stephen spent much of his career in the hospitality industry in resort communities around the west. He and his wife Audrey moved to Cle Elum in 2013 when he was hired to manage Swiftwater Cellars. Since then, they have taken ownership of Basecamp Books and Bites in Roslyn. More recently, they opened Basecamp Outfitters in downtown Cle Elum. Stephen served as a Cle
Elum Planning Commissioner and is on the local advisory board for the Forterra project in Roslyn. Stephen and Audrey have two children, Harper (5) and Raymond (2).

Nicky Pasi

As the local staff for the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust, Nicky collaborates with organizations, individuals, and agencies to improve recreational access and engage communities in stewardship of their lands and waters. She helps drive local projects like Towns to Teanaway, the East Cascades Recreation Partnership, and the Checkerboard Partnership Planning Committee. Nicky is an east-coast
transplant and recovering military brat who put down roots in Thorp in 2015.

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