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About Us

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Dan Evans, Jr., Chapter Director

Dan is a 5th generation Washingtonian whose great-great grandfather Capt. Daniel B. Jackson settled in Port Gamble in 1859, 30 years before Washington became a state. Born in Seattle, Dan attended Whitman College and returned to Seattle following graduation. Professionally he led corporate communications and investor relations for several local and international public companies. Active with nonprofit organizations in the Seattle area including Make-A-Wish, the Museum of History and Industry, Junior Achievement and NIRI, Dan joined Olympic Coast Sanctuary Foundation as its chapter director in 2019.  Dan and his wife have three grown children and two English Labs. You can find Dan enjoying all that Washington offers, including skiing, hiking, cruising on someone else’s boat and spending time at family property on Hood Canal. Dan is also a passionate and, from time to time, published photographer, who loves nothing more than venturing out with camera in hand.

James Roubal, Program Coordinator

James recently earned a Master’s Degree in Marine Affairs at the University of Washington. Growing up on the shores of the Lake Erie, he quickly discovered the natural and cultural riches of the Great Lakes and other aquatic ecosystems.

James has served as the coordinator for Washington CoastSavers since 2018.  He successfully coordinated the many private and public partners to facilitate the Washington Coastal Cleanup and Washington State’s participation in Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup. James has over five years of experience as an environmental outreach professional at the Byrd Polar & Climate Research Center and Seattle Housing Authority prior to this position, where he spent his time organizing environmental stewardship and volunteer programs.