Mendy Harlow, Executive Director


Email Mendy • 360-275-3575, Ext. 23

Mendy is responsible for managing the Hood Canal Salmon Enhancement Group’s habitat restoration projects.  She writes grants and manages projects that restore salmon habitat or lead to acquisition and protection of properties that preserve habitat.  She is also responsible for expanding revenue-generating projects for the group.  Mendy holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Wildlife, Watershed and Rangeland Resources with an emphasis on Wildlife Biology from The University of Arizona



383492_10152848994670338_187601470_nSeth Elsen, Communications Manager

Email Seth • 360-275-3575, Ext. 12

Seth joined the Pacific Northwest Salmon Center in August 2013 as a Communications Manager, assisting with outreach, communications, and volunteer coordination. He has worked with state, tribal, and federal agencies in natural resources, and recently graduated from the University of Minnesota, Morris with a Bachelor of Arts in Resource Management and Policy, Political Science, and American Indian Studies. Growing up on Hood Canal, Seth enjoys salmon and steelhead fishing, camping, and hiking.


kimKim Gower, Project Administrator

Email Kim • 360-275-3575, Ext. 11

Kim is responsible for general business operations and the day-to-day functions of the organization.  Among her duties, Kim assists in grant and program administration and other administrative support. In addition, she researches projects and grants, and provides support for volunteer and education activities.



danielDaniel Heide, Farm and Field Technician

Email Daniel • 360-275-3575, Ext. 24

Daniel joined the Pacific Northwest Salmon Center in 2010 and has been an integral component of grounds maintenance while assisting with occasional field work.   Daniel supervises field crews on various projects around the farm.  You will often find him on the tractor, mower or other equipment keeping our walking trails and grounds in good condition!



dk profile pic resizeDave Kangiser, Salmon and Steelhead Biologist

Email Dave • 360-275-3575, Ext. 25

Dave Kangiser joined the organization as a salmon and steelhead biologist in May 2013.  He has been involved with numerous different fisheries and habitat projects with WDFW, WSDOT, and NOAA Fisheries.  He holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Environmental Studies from Evergreen, graduating in 2002 and returned to complete a Master’s Degree in 2012.  He is an avid salmon and steelhead fisherman, but also enjoys camping, hiking, and bow hunting.  He has a wife – Stephanie, a son – Landon, and a daughter – Faith.


Michelle Myers, Education & Habitat Projects Coordiantor

Email Michelle • 360-275-3575, Ext. 22

Michelle joined the group in January 2009, and is responsible for educational outreach by providing support for K-12 classrooms, mentoring after-school clubs, and coordinating educational camps/events. Michelle also coordinates salmon habitat restoration projects and manages field and reporting logistics. Michelle has worked in the natural resources with state, tribal and federal entities and holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Biology from Seattle Pacific University.  She enjoys exploring all the natural treasures the Hood Canal has to offer with her dog Blaze.


Courtnee ReducedCourtnee Saenz, Financial Manager

Email Courtnee • 360-275-3575, Ext. 16

Courtnee is responsible for maintaining the accounting system for the organization.  Within that role she works closely with the Project Administrator managing all financial aspects of multiple project grants, interacting with many vendors and granting agencies.  She helps maintain quality controls within the organization.  Additionally, Courtnee aids in general human resource issues in correlation with the Executive Director, and provides general information to members of the public about the facility. Courtnee holds a degree in Accounting and has worked in the accounting field for approximately ten years, holding down multiple part-time positions for various companies as their accounting manager and maintaining  the financial records for a family owned business while being a stay at home mom.  She is a long time resident of the Belfair area, enjoys various outdoor activities, and loves spending time with her family.


julianJulian Sammons, Natural Resource Projects Assistant

Email Julian • 360-275-3575, Ext. 15

Julian has worked with our organization on the noxious weed removal project since August of 2012 as an intern and as a staff member. He will graduate from The Evergreen State College with a Bachelor of Science in Ecology in fall of 2013. He is responsible for surveying and treating invasive weeds on rivers throughout the Hood Canal, as well as planting and maintaining restoration sites containing native species. He organizes and obtains landowner data and consent for our restoration projects, which includes direct communication with landowners in the community. He is also responsible for managing the organization’s Geographic Information Systems data, producing maps, and conducting spatial analysis using data from our restoration projects.