Northwest Association of Environmental Professionals

About Us

The Northwest Association of Environmental Professionals (NWAEP) was founded in 1992 and became an official affiliated chapter of the National Association of Environmental Professionals (NAEP) in 2005. Membership in the NAEP is not required to be a NWAEP member.

We are a nonpolitical interdisciplinary organization made up of professionals in Washington and Oregon. Our members include a wide range of environmental professions: environmental management, planning, impact assessment, environmental protection, compliance, research, engineering, design, and education.

NWAEP membership is open to anyone in the Northwest who is involved or interested in the environmental professions and who conducts their work in accordance with the Environmental Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice. By definition, an "environmental professional" is someone who either earns their livelihood from, or has a specific skill or experience in, one or more environmental areas. Included in this broad category are environmental managers, engineers, consultants, educators, regulators, attorneys, vendors and suppliers, technicians, activists, and students, among others.

NWAEP for All
Our chapter is proudly committed to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.


Our Goal
To provide opportunities for and to encourage the professional development and recognition of members through meetings, conferences, and other activities.

Our Policy
To promote advancement in scientific interdisciplinary environmental education, research, planning, assessment, review, and management.

Our Objectives
To encourage and facilitate full participation in NWAEP goals and activities by all persons qualified to be members of NWAEP, and to encourage diversity among members of NWAEP in order to assimilate the widest range of views and concerns of professionals engaged in the environmental field.

NWAEP Leadership

The NWAEP Board of Directors organizes speakers, meetings, webinars, and events; as well as represents our Chapter at national NAEP meetings. Board members are elected by NWAEP membership. Board positions are held for two years. Four seats turn over in even-year elections and three seats turn over in odd-year elections; elections are held annually in May/June.

One of our goals is to maintain board members from throughout the northwest in order to represent NWAEP members from locations throughout Oregon and Washington. We need members and board members in both Seattle and Portland to help run our organization. Consider being an active participant in the NWAEP by volunteering to serve on the NWAEP Board of Directors!

NWAEP Board of Directors   June 2023 – June 2024
     President: Jason Medema
     Vice President: Dan Bingham
     Treasurer: Shawn Fackler 
     Secretary: Kim Wetzel

Full Board  (in alphabetical order)

Dimitrios Athanasiou   |  Senior Associate of the Environmental Practice, Exponent  |  Bellevue, WA

Dan Bingham    Senior Biologist, Cramer Fish Sciences  |  Portland, OR

Shawn Fackler  |  Consulting Director, Environmental Resources Management Inc. | Portland, OR

Jason Medema  |   Environmental Planner, Parametrix  |  Portland, OR

Kellie Miller  |   West Coast Client Services Manager, Cascade   |   Portland, OR

Lindsey Sheehan   |   Senior Coastal Engineer, Environmental Science Associates (ESA)   |   Portland, OR

Kim Wetzel   |   Land Use and Environmental Planner, Jacobs  |  Portland, OR

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) sub-committee:

       Kim Wetzel, Kellie Miller, Lindsey Sheehan

Northwest Association of Environmental Professionals     •     PO Box 11583, Portland, OR 97211         TheNWAEP at gmail dot com 


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