President, Beth Hodgson

Beth [at] springenvironmental.com

Beth Fifield Hodgson, PE is the Founder and Principal Engineer of Spring Environmental (Spokane, WA) and has over 30 years of experience in in environmental, safety and chemical management, including air quality permitting, PSM and risk assessments, stormwater and waste water permitting, solid and hazardous waste permitting and management, industrial hygiene monitoring, and safety planning and training. She earned dual degrees in Chemical Engineering and Chemistry from Clarkson University (Potsdam, NY) and masters’ of engineering in Environmental Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Troy, NY). Furthermore, Ms. Hodgson is a licensed professional engineer in the states of Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington.

Ms. Hodgson has been a member of A&WMA since 1991 serving as chapter president of the Oregon and Inland Northwest chapters, the treasurer of the Inland Northwest chapter, the chair of the PNWIS annual conferences in 1999 (Richland, WA) and 2014 (Spokane, WA), and a member of the 2019 AWMA nominating committee. She is involved with PNWIS because it offers a great opportunity to network with other professionals in the air quality field and keep apprised of technical innovations in environmental controls and permitting.

Vice-President, Chris Kitchen

ChrisJK [at] pscleanair.gov

Chris Kitchen is a Manager of Inspection at the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency.  Chris has 15 years of experience at regulatory agencies, industry, and consulting. Chris has been involved with A&WMA since 2015 in a variety of roles at the chapter, section, and national level. Chris participates in PNWIS because it offers a neutral forum in which to learn about ongoing and upcoming environmental issues, advance his technical knowledge and to network with other environmental professionals in the area. In his spare time Chris enjoys hanging out with his triplet daughters.

Past-President, Mark Milner

McMilneris [at] gmail.com

Mark Milner is a retired atmospheric scientist, who most recently was an atmospheric services lead and project director with Hemmera, an Ausenco Company in Burnaby, British Columbia. Mark has over twenty years of administrative and consulting experience in air quality, noise, GHGs, odour, and light assessments within the mining, transportation, oil and gas, industrial, and forestry sectors. Mark has overseen and conducted environmental impact assessments, permitting studies, emissions estimates, air dispersion and noise modelling, and ambient monitoring for local, regional, national and international clients for many years.  Mark has been involved with the BC–Yukon Chapter as a board member for several decades and PNWIS as a chapter representative and Vice-President. He believes that being a member of A&WMA is a great way to network with environmental professionals, advance his technical expertise, and to promote environmental responsibility.

Secretary, Selina Lee-Andersen

selina.leeandersen [at] gmail.com

Selina Lee-Andersen practices environmental and Aboriginal law in Vancouver, Canada. Selina’s practice spans a range of industries from energy and oil and gas, to mining and infrastructure. Selina also specializes in climate change law, where she advises clients on offset systems, emissions trading, regulatory compliance and clean technologies. She advises pro bono clients on a range of environmental and regulatory issues, including plastic pollution in the marine environment. Selina is also an active member of the Canadian Bar Association (CBA), and is a volunteer trainer with Supporting Inclusive Resource Development in East Africa, a project sponsored by the CBA and Global Affairs Canada.

Selina has been a member of A&WMA since 2013 when she spoke at the PNWIS Annual Conference. Selina is Past Chair of the BC-Yukon Chapter and has continued to be involved with the Board of the BC-Yukon Chapter. In her spare time, Selina enjoys dragon boating with her team at False Creek and exploring local beaches with her beloved canine companion.


Treasurer, Lyn Tober

LynT [at] nwcleanairwa.gov

Lyn Tober is a chemical engineer with the Northwest Clean Air Agency in Mount Vernon, WA where she works on permitting and regulatory compliance for a variety of industrial sources. In addition to Treasurer and Treasurer-Elect, she has been PNWIS Board Secretary.  Lyn participates in PNWIS because it offers a neutral forum in which to learn about ongoing and upcoming environmental issues and to network with other environmental professionals in the area. And for the dancing at the annual PNWIS conference!


Treasurer-Elect, Robyn Jones

rjone81 [at] gmail.com

Robyn Jones is an environmental engineer with the Northwest Clean Air Agency in Washington state. She has spent a decade in the air quality field as a consultant, a petroleum refining industry professional, and a regulator. Her involvement with A&WMA started when she was a student at Louisiana State University, and she has served for the past three years on the board of the Puget Sound Chapter. Robyn believes the networking and educational opportunities provided by A&WMA have helped her grow both professionally and personally. In her free time she can usually be found playing with her dogs, running, or breaking sewing machine needles.


Director, Melody Kieneker (2022 – 2024 term)

mkieneker [at] farallonconsulting.com

Melody Kieneker is an Associate Environmental Scientist at Farallon Consulting in Portland Oregon.  She is a leading professional with 7+ years of experience with environmental, health and safety compliance and contaminated site management & investigation efforts. She earned her Bachelors of Science in Environmental Science from Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA.

Melody has been a member of A&WMA since 2013 when she joined as a student competing within the Environmental challenge, and has continued to be involved with either the Oregon Chapter or PNWIS board and the Environmental Challenge since. In her spare time she loves to explore the Pacific Northwest (and other beautiful outdoor spaces!) with her partner and two dogs.

Director, Stephen Coe (2022 – 2024 term)

scoe [at] waterenvtech.com

Working in the environmental field since 1993, Stephen has worked for both private industry, consulting, and state governments, resulting in a broad range of experience in many project areas. He has significant project management experience in air quality permitting, major facility environmental management, environmental due diligence, regional haze, State Implementation Plan development, air quality monitoring and ambient air quality data, air dispersion modeling; design and installation of pollution control equipment, green building/LEED, greenhouse gas/climate action, Environmental Management System design, Hazardous and Toxic air pollutant characterization and inventory, wood products emissions, industrial water and wastewater discharges including land application of industrial waste waters, Toxic Chemical Release Inventory and Community Right to Know reporting, served as Department of Homeland Security – Chemical Facilities Anti-Terrorism and Chemical Security Assessment officer for corporation, managed corporation wide Forrest Stewardship Council program as part of the corporate Green/Sustainability program.

Stephen has been involved in AWMA/PNWIS in various capacities for many years, having been a Idaho Chapter Board member in the early 2000’s and now recently as the Montana Chapter Chair. He is involved with PNWIS because of the people; the relationships built in this organization are outstanding.

Director, Catie Baldridge (2023-2025 term)

Catie.Baldridge [at] conocophillips.com

Catie Baldridge is an Environmental Coordinator for ConocoPhillips in Alaska. She focuses on land, wildlife, waste, and water compliance in her current role, and has over 10 years of experience as an environmental professional in industry and consulting. Catie has been involved with A&WMA since 2014 in a variety of roles in the Alaska Chapter.

Director, Kellye Dundon (2023-2025 term)

Kellye.Dundon [at] nwnatural.com

Kellye Dundon is an environmental professional with over 11 years of experience in the Pacific Northwest. Ms. Dundon is currently NW Natural’s Environmental Policy Program Manager based out of Portland, OR. In her role, she works on greenhouse gas reporting, operational sustainability, and environmental policy development at the federal, state, and local level.  She enjoys educating employees, customers, policy makers and the general public about the future of the gas system.  Prior to her time at NW Natural, she was an air quality and acoustics consultant specializing in emission inventories, permitting/ compliance, greenhouse gas reporting, and highway acoustics.

Ms. Dundon has served on the Oregon Chapter Board of A&WMA for almost 10 years (Chapter Past Chair (2021-present), Chapter Chair (2019-2021), Vice Chair (2017-2019), and Chapter Secretary (2013-2017)).  In addition to her leadership roles on the board, she has volunteered to plan the Chapter’s Student Environmental Challenge, Technical Luncheons, and happy hours along with serving as the Communications Committee Chair for many years.


PNWIS 2023 Executive Board Summary

  • President: Beth Hodgson,  Beth [at] springenvironmental.com
  • Vice-President: Chris Kitchen, ChrisJK [at] pscleanair.gov
  • Past-President: Mark Milner,  McMilneris [at] gmail.com
    Term: 2022
  • Secretary: Selina Lee-Andersen, selina.leeandersen [at] gmail.com
    Term: 2023
  • Treasurer Lyn Tober,  LynT [at] nwcleanairwa.gov
    Term: 2022
  • Treasurer-Elect: Robyn Jones, rjone81 [at] gmail.com
    Term: 2023
  • Director: Melody Kieneker, mkieneker [at] farallonconsulting.com
    Term: 2022-2024
  • Director: Catie Baldridge, Catie.Baldridge [at] conocophillips.com
    Term: 2023-2025
  • Director: Stephen Coe,  SCoe [at] waterenvtech.com
    Term: 2022-2024
  • Director: Kellye Dundon, Kellye.Dundon [at] nwnatural.com
    Term: 2023-2025

*Note, PNWIS Chapter Chairs are also voting members of the PNWIS Board.

PNWIS Board – Committees

**Website & Communications Committee**

The Communications Committee maintains the PNWIS website and social media pages. The committee also manages PNWIS’s email communications system. The committee also assists with development and maintenance of PNWIS newsletters, conference displays, and official documents. Each PNWIS Chapter also maintains web/communications contacts who are included as members of the committee.

  • Chair:       Kurt Richman: KRichman [at] landauinc.com
  • Vice-Chairs:
    Christopher Lindsey: ChrisDLindsey [at] gmail.com

**Finance Committee**

The Finance Committee is comprised of four permanent seats (committee chair, PNWIS Vice President, treasurer, and incoming treasurer), and ideally 2-3 other seats. Our function is to develop financial policies for Board approval, evaluate and make recommendations for investment options, complete financial-related action items identified by the Board, and provide assistance and support for the treasurer as needed.

  • Chair: John Haney
  • Agata McIntyre, Beth Hodgson, Lyn Tober

**Blue Sky Committee**

The purpose of the Blue Sky Committee is to develop and conduct Blue Sky planning events and promote execution of activities and programs to meet Blue Sky goals within PNWIS. The Blue Sky strategic planning initiative was developed to assess progress against the PNWIS strategic plan, to revisit and revise the strategy in preparation for the future, to foster greater communication within the PNWIS family, and to build a consensus around a vision, mission, and actions for PNWIS

  • Blue Sky Chair: Mark Milner,  McMilneris [at] gmail.com

**Awards Committee**

The Awards Committee prepares the Annual Section Awards List for approval by the Board, for presentation at the Annual Conference (plaques and certificates of appreciation, etc.). The Committee also assists the Nominations Committee in providing nominations for consideration by the International Air and Waste Management Association for Annual Awards.

  • Chairs: Roylene Cunningham, Cunningham.Roylene [at] epa.gov
    Laurel Peterson, lpeterson [at] slrconsulting.com
  • Maggie Corbin

**Young Professionals Committee**

The role of the Young Professionals Committee is to develop and maintain programs and activities focused on early career professionals (up to 35 years old) and promote participation and membership.

  • Chair and YP Coordinator:  Betsy Speare, Betsy [at] springenvironmental.com
  • Amy Peccia, AmyPeccia [at] hamptonlumber.com

**Technical Committee**

The role of the Technical Committee is to support technical specialty conferences throughout the PNWIS region on relevant topics of interest/current changes in regulations for industry, consultants, agency employees, and the general public.

  • Chairs:
    Agata McIntyre
    Krista Kinsey
  • Jeromy Adams, Robin Glover, Chris Kitchen, Roylene Cunningham

**Student Programs Committee**

The role of the Student Programs Committee is to evolve and maintain the Environmental Challenge (EC) competition for university-level students in the PNWIS region as well as foster and maintain relationships with regional Universities to promote student participation and membership in the A&WMA.

  • Chair: Betsy Cochran
  • Amy Peccia

**Conference Committee**

The role of the Conference Committee is to provide assistance and resources to the Annual Conference Planning teams as they plan and prepare for PNWIS annual conferences.

  • Chairs
    Norma Job: Norma.Job [at] ashgrove.com
    Jeromy Adams: JAdams2 [at] ci.tacoma.wa.us

PNWIS A&WMA Board Members

A&WMA Board Member – Director Kim Marcus KMarcus [at] landauinc.com
A&WMA Board Member – Director Tony Ward Tony.Ward [at] umontana.edu
A&WMA S&C Representative Jay Willenberg – JWillenberg [at] comcast.net

PNWIS Board – Chapter Chairs

  • Alaska Chapter — Catie Baldridge — Catie.Baldridge [at] conocophilips.com
  • B.C./Yukon Chapter — Mark Milner — MMilner [at] hemmera.com
  • Idaho Chapter — Leah Arnold — Leah.Arnold [at] deq.idaho.gov
  • Inland Northwest Chapter — David Finley — davidfinley17 [at] gmail.com
  • Montana Chapter — Benjamin Schmidt — BSchmidt [at] co.missoula.mt.us
  • Oregon Chapter — Katie Kolesar — kkolesar [at] airsci.com
  • Puget Sound Chapter — Annika Wallendahl —  Annika.Wallendahl [at] Geosyntec.com
  • Vancouver Island Chapter — Markus Kellerhals — Markus.Kellerhals [at] gov.bc.ca

PNWIS Board – Student Chapters (Faculty Contacts)

  • Boise State University — Dale Stephenson — DaleStephenson [at] BoiseState.edu
  • Huxley (Western Washington Univ.) — Ruth Harper — huxley.awma [at] gmail.com
  • Montana Tech. University — Kumar Ganesan — kganesan [at] mtech.edu
  • University of Montana — Tony Ward — Tony.Ward [at] mso.umt.edu
  • University of Puget Sound — Dan Burgard — dburgard [at] pugetsound.edu

PNWIS – Annual Conference
Planning Committee Chairs

2023 Suquamish 
Roylene Cunningham, Chris Kitchen
Cunningham.Roylene [at] epa.gov, ChrisK [at] pscleanair.org

2022 Coeur d’Alene, Idaho
Jenelle Scott
Jenelle [at] springenvironmental.com

2020 and 2021 — Cancelled due to the pandemic

2019 Montana Tech
Kumar Ganesan
KGanesan [at] mtech.edu

2018 Nanaimo
Mark Milner, Rob Dalrymple
mmilner [at] hemmera.com, robdal@shaw.ca

2017 Idaho
Steven Cory StCory [at] q.com

2016 Juneau, AK
Ann Danielson ADanielson [at] slrconsulting.com

2015 Skamania, WA
Jeromy Adams JAdams2 [at] ci.tacoma.wa.us

2014 Spokane, WA
Beth Hodgson Beth [at] springenvironmental.com