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The King County Noxious Weed Control Board consists of five volunteers, each representing a particular area of the county, and a non-voting advisory representative from WSU Extension. Board members are appointed by King County Council to carry out the mandates of the Washington Noxious Weed Control Law, Chapter 17.10 RCW. They all reside in King County and share an interest in and knowledge about agriculture and/or the natural resources of the county.

About the Noxious Weed Control Board

Noxious weed control program staff

The decisions of the King County Noxious Weed Control Board are carried out by a team of King County employees who work in the Noxious Weed Control Program within the King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks. Contact information for all program staff is available in the Staff Directory.

Program staff work with all land managers in the county to reduce the impacts and spread of noxious weeds, with a focus on direct service, efficiency, and technical expertise. The goal is to help everyone find the best control options for noxious weeds on each site and to reduce the overall impact of noxious weeds throughout the county. Program staff focus on all regions of the county, public lands, aquatic weeds, rivers, conservation lands, and education.

The program’s noxious weed specialists each cover a category of lands or a geographical region of the county. These staff members work in the field with landowners, public agency staff, and organizations, providing information and technical assistance in plant identification and control options, as well as monitoring for noxious weeds throughout the county.

Map of staff regions

(Download noxious weed program region map in pdf format)

King County Noxious Weed Program Region Map for Noxious Weed Specialists

Staff members

Administration and education

Steve-Burke2-sm
Steven J. Burke, Program Manager
Denise-Liguori1-sm
Denise Liguori, Administrative Staff Assistant
Sasha-Shaw1-sm
Sasha Shaw, Communications Lead
Skye-Pelliccia1-sm
Skye Pelliccia, Education Specialist and Multilingual Outreach Lead

Noxious weed specialists – countywide

Roy-Brunskill2-sm
Roy Brunskill, County Lands Specialist and Supervisor
Dan-Sorensen-sm
Dan Sorensen, Healthy Lands Project Manager and Supervisor
Tricia-MacLaren1-sm
Trish MacLaren, State and Federal Lands Specialist
Ben-Peterson1-sm
Ben Peterson, Aquatic Weed Specialist

Noxious weed specialists – regional

Allison-Bachner1-sm
Allison Bachner, Region 1
Region-1
Mattia-Boscolo1-sm
Mattia Boscolo, Region 2
Region-2
Matthew-Martin1-sm
Matthew Martin, Region 3
Region-3
Maria-Winkler3-sm
Maria Winkler, Region 4
Region-4
Ashley-Shattuck1-sm
Ashley Shattuck, Region 5
Region-5
Minwook-Park2-sm
Minwook Park, Region 6
Region-6
Tom-Erler1-sm
Tom Erler, Region 7
Region-7
Ashlie-Arthur1-sm
Ashlie Arthur, Region 8
Region-8

Noxious weed specialists - riparian projects

Justin-Brooks1-sm
Justin Brooks, Snoqualmie River Lead, WRIA 7
Sara-Price2-sm
Sara Price, Skykomish River Lead, WRIA 7
Sayward-Glise4-sm
Sayward Glise, Cedar River Lead, WRIA 8
Erin-Haley1-sm
Erin Haley, Green-Duwamish River Lead, WRIA 9
Casey-Fate1-sm
Casey Fate, Riparian Field Specialist

Learn about what we do and get answers to frequently asked questions.

Program offices are located at 201 S. Jackson St., Suite 600, Seattle, WA 98104. To contact staff, see the Noxious Weed Control Program Directory, send an email, or call 206-477-WEED (206-477-9333).


Program offices are located at 201 S. Jackson St., Suite 600, Seattle, WA 98104. To contact staff, see the Noxious Weed Control Program Directory,
send an email,
or call 206-477-WEED (206-477-9333).