Andrea Long – President

As an avid outdoor enthusiast, I am inspired by Nature Consortium’s mission and the evolving role it plays in our community. Nature, art, and personal interactions add a vibrancy that enriches our daily lives – a chance to see and experience the world differently. I believe that Nature Consortium offers a harmonious balance of these, and am excited to serve on the Board!

Andrea Long

Kira ChaSecretary

I recently moved to Seattle and while looking for ways to get involved in the community, I found Nature Consortium. I felt drawn to its story and mission of tying art and nature to the community. The people of Nature Consortium are building the kind of environment they want to live in and helping contribute to the conservation and growth of my new home is a movement I’m proud to be a part of. I’ve had so many enriching experiences in my time in Seattle and strengthening its future through education, culture and environmental stewardship through the Nature Consortium ensures that it will be just as wonderful for future Seattleites: exploring the city will continue to be an adventure and surprise!

Mark Lloyd – Treasurer

Five years ago I decided to move to the Pacific Northwest from Idaho not really knowing what to expect.  As an outdoor enthusiast that decision has turned out to be one of the best of my life, and over the past couple of years I have been looking for a way to give back.  Being a part of The Nature Consortium is the perfect way for me to do that, and I’m excited to pass on my enthusiasm for the outdoors and to connect people with arts and nature in a positive and meaningful way.

Mark Lloyd

Judy CashmanBoard Member

9 years board member; 14+ volunteering with the Nature Consortium. I have nothing but the utmost enthusiasm and respect for this group – it’s the reason I have stayed with it so long! I am a nurse, currently working in the UW’s Dept. of Environmental Health & Safety. It feels so good to be a part of something that is making an impact, not only on our Duwamish greenbelt & forest restoration, but also touching the lives of kids in our community, and harnessing the talent of our local artists! Please note: the excellent Annual Arts-in-Nature + Music fest (that started the whole thing rolling in 1998!) is a must-experience event in mid-August! I hope I see you there!

Sarah Dempsey – Board Member

As a life long Pacific Northwest resident and a Seattle transplant, I am honored to be part of an organization who’s mission of “connecting people, arts, and nature” resonates with me so completely. Nature Consortium’s grassroots approach of building a community who can come together through sustainability, art, personal relationships, and a connection to nature is a great cause to be involved with. I am excited to be able to apply my background in environmental ethics and policy through board service with Nature Consortium.

Dempsey NC Board Photo

Geoff Eseltine – Board Member

Growing up, I was lucky to have adventures exploring the forests and mountains of Vermont. Now in Seattle I look back on those experiences knowing how important creativity and immersion in nature were to shaping who I am today. I am excited to be a part of an organization that creates these opportunities for our community and look forward to contributing my experience in the environmental education and non-profit fields, while learning and growing with a collection of inspirational volunteers, staff and board members at Nature Consortium.


Susanne Rockwell  Board Member

I joined the Nature Consortium board because I am passionate about youth, nature and the arts.  I bring professional experience in public engagement, strategic planning and a background in science education.  I am an artist, an avid gardener, and a chicken farmer living in North Seattle with my husband.


 Susanne Rockwell

Chelsey Roney Board Member

As a newcomer to the Pacific Northwest, I have become enthralled with the beauty of the environment here. I was excited to find Nature Consortium; an organization that supports the conservation of the Puget Sound area. I hope that Nature Consortium’s efforts to connect people arts and nature will allow future generations to explore and enjoy the same natural beauty we do now. In my free time, you can find me outdoors jogging or hiking with my dog. I enjoy spending my time in the great outdoors with people I love.