Gretchen has over 12 years of experience working on environmental issues, including stormwater pollution prevention, combined sewer overflow (CSO) reduction, and habitat conservation and restoration. She brings both public and non-profit sector expertise designing and implementing stormwater programs focused on the adoption of best management practices and National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) regulatory compliance. Gretchen has worked extensively developing public involvement and policy guidelines that utilize green stormwater infrastructure strategies for stormwater pollution prevention and CSO control. Additionally, she has a deep technical and operational understanding of Low Impact Development (LID) strategies, and expertise in multi-stakeholder facilitation, research and evaluation, inclusive outreach, and community-based social marketing. Gretchen holds a M.S. from the University of Washington’s College of Forest Resources, as well as a B.S. in Environmental Science from Dickinson College. She is LEED accredited and certified as a Sustainable Building Advisor, and has a certificate in Low Impact Development from the University of Washington. Gretchen is a returned Peace Corps volunteer and growing up overseas instilled in her a love for travel in the U.S. and abroad.