Paula Del Giudice is PPRC’s Executive Director. Formerly the director of the National Wildlife Federation’s Western Office in Seattle, she brings many years of nonprofit management experience to her position. In addition, she has worked as a tireless advocate on aquatic ecosystems in the Northwest—especially salmon habitat; federal issues such as the Endangered Species Act, Clean Air & Clean Water acts; climate change; and public land management and wildlife issues in Nevada. Prior to working as an environmental nonprofit manager, Del Giudice wrote about environmental issues and outdoor recreation for several daily newspapers and many regional and national magazines. In 2008, she was awarded the top environmental award by the Outdoor Writers Association of America—a group of which she’s been a member for 31 years. She has a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Nevada, Reno, and a M.Ed. from Regis University. When she’s not trying to stay in touch with her kids who are both in college at the opposite ends of the country, she loves to read, cook, fly fish, backpack, do hot yoga, and paint with watercolors. She is also an accomplished glass artist who began participating in shows last fall. This year she went back to running and finished in the top 10 in her age group in three 5Ks.
Ken has spent the past 26 years developing expertise in pollution prevention in both the public and private sectors. He developed the training curriculum and provided fats, oils and grease (FOG) training to 56 communities and municipal/county programs throughout the Northwest. Part of initial team developing the Western States Alliance, a program dedicated to FOG, pretreatment and other wastewater issues in the greater northwest region of the United States. Project manager and part of development and training team involved in the P2 Results Data System, a web-based system designed to collect quantifiable results of pollution prevention efforts nationwide and present aggregated totals for each region of the country. Part of several efforts to assist the Washington State Department of Ecology to make P2 Plans more effective and more responsive to the needs of the business community. Ken is responsible for outreach programs at PPRC, serving nation-wide as a paint spray efficiency instructor to auto body shops, industrial and aerospace facilities.
Outside of work Ken enjoys a variety of activities with friends and family, including fishing, camping, hiking, backpacking, cooking and motorcycle riding. He builds computers as a hobby and currently has 50+ systems in the homes of friends, relatives and neighbors.
Cyrus has passions for environmental health and writing. He is excited to continue to hone his abilities in these fields while working as the Communications Manager for PPRC. Cyrus has written and edited a variety of publications, such as: magazine and newspaper stories, grants, company blogs, educational guides, and newsletters. In San Francisco, he helped manage the after-school programs of America SCORES Bay Area, a nonprofit that promotes literacy and health in public elementary schools.
Cyrus got a BA in English from Hamilton College. He recently returned to school to get an MS in Environmental Health from the Cyprus International Institute, run by the Harvard School of Public Health. He is new to the Northwest. He loves root vegetables, lentils, and the outdoors.
John joined WSA as an Intel Encore Fellow from March 2014 to June 2015 He recently retired from Intel where he was manager of Design for the Environment programs in new manufacturing technology development – to set and ensure new semiconductor manufacturing processes meet environmental performance targets and don’t cause environmental problems when transferred to high volume manufacturing factories. Previously at Intel, he developed the Pollution Prevention elements for the Pollution Prevention in Permitting Project (P4) – a collaboration, facilitated by PPRC, between USEPA, the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, and Intel to develop permits that promote pollution prevention, and has had responsibility for environmental compliance at manufacturing facilities and environmental design of new factories
He has a BS degree in Chemical Engineering from University of Edinburgh, UK, and a MSe degree in Environmental Engineering from the California Institute of Technology. John and his wife, Janet, have two daughters and enjoy travel, bicycle riding and getting into the great outdoors