Last updated November 16, 2019

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206 Glover Street / PO Box 1212    Twisp, WA  98856

Methow Watershed Council and Staff

Legislation that enabled creation of the Council can be found in the Library.

Members of the Methow Watershed Council are selected by the three initiating governments, the Town of Twisp, the Town of Winthrop, and Okanogan County.  The all volunteer Council is comprised of nine residents of Okanogan County.  For complete information regarding the appointment process, membership structure, and organization of the Methow Watershed Council, please email our current MWC Chair.

Ashley Thrasher - Chair

Position #6 - At Large

Originally from Vermont, Ashley graduated from the University of Puget Sound with a Bachelors of Science in 2008 and began wildland firefighting with the US Forest Service. After firefighting for seven years, Ashley decided to give up the seasonal lifestyle and strengthen her roots in the

Methow Valley; she just started a new position at TwispWorks with the goal of creating a post-high school training program for local youth. Ashley lives with her partner Chris in Twisp.

Gregg Knott - Vice Chair

Position #1 - North Methow

Greg Knott has 27 years of experience with the U.S. Forest Service. Following that employment, he served 8 years as the Methow Subbasin Liaison for the Bureau of Reclamation. During that tenure, over over 50 restoration projects were implemented while he managed Reclamation's ESA-listed species

habitat restoration program in the Methow Valley. When not working on his 25 acre hobby farm, he plays the guitar, mandolin, and harp, coaches youth volleyball, is an active member of the Winthrop Kiwanis Club, and sails his 38′ sloop on the Salish Sea.

 
Dick Ewing

Position #3 - Middle Methow

Bio coming soon.

 
Mike Fort

Position #2 - At Large

Mike Fort was a Smokejumper with Intercity airport from 1961 to 1967.  He graduated from the University of Maryland with a BS in Civil Engineering in 1967.  He worked internationally in Civil Engineering from 1968 to 1990 and returned to the Methow Valley in 1989.

Travis Thornton

Position #4 - At Large

Photograph and bio coming soon.

William R. Tackman

Position #5 - Lower Methow

Bill lives in McFarland Creek on a small farm with his partner Katie Haven. He is a Licensed Land Surveyor and has been working in the Methow Valley for twenty years to support his hobby farm habit. He feels lucky enough to have adjudicated water rights on McFarland Creek, and when a

position on the watershed council opened up he jumped at the chance to join. He felt like it was a great chance to expand his knowledge of water law and also to represent the lower valley's interest.

 
Jeff Sarvis

Position #7 - Town of Winthrop

Jeff is the representative to the Council for the Town of Winthrop, and currently works as Winthrop's Public Works Director

Soo Ing-Moody

Position #8 - Town of Twisp

Photograph and bio coming soon.

 
Sarah Lane- Admin Assistant

Sarah moved to the Methow Valley in 2017 with her husband Glenn, after many years of visiting and developing friendships. It's the perfect place to pursue love for flyfishing and working in her garden. Sarah has an Environmental Education - Communications degree from Huxley College, and is glad to have found this position with the Council

and Foundation. She takes minutes at meetings, helps with outreach and grants, and holds the only paid position with the Methow Watershed Council.

Andy Hover

Position #9 - Okanogan County (Perry Huston is alternate)

Andy currently serves District #2 on the Okanogan County Board of Commissioners

 
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