“Environmental problems are social problems” this often-trivialized concept has been the lodestar of Bryan’s work in restoration and conservation. Beginning his career in fisheries enforcement, Bryan has worked on restoration projects and policy planning in coastal, riparian, and upland areas throughout the Pacific Northwest. Prior to joining WCA, Bryan was a researcher with the Olympic Natural Resources Center engaging stakeholders and co-managers in collaborative forest planning to improve critical ecosystem services and access to culturally significant species. Bryan completed his masters and PhD work in Environmental Policy from the University of Washington’s College of the Environment. In his free time Bryan enjoys hiking in the Olympics, playing with his dogs at the beach, and yardwork.