Patricia Powell

Executive Director

Patricia has led the Land Trust since 2003 into a robust and results-oriented organization, increasing its land protection successes in 11 years from eight properties totaling 397 acres to 108 properties totaling 9,437 acres. She draws on 30 years of land protection, grant writing, planning and management skills.

Pat earned her B.S. in Natural Resources Management from University of Alaska, Fairbanks and a Masters of Planning from University of Washington. She was previously Director of Land Protection for the Nature Conservancy of Washington and Special Lands Acquisition Manager for the Washington Department of Natural Resources, as well as a county planner and private consultant.

A better quality of life, along with beaches, wildlife and beautiful scenery drew Pat and her Whidbey-born partner, Mark to Whidbey Island. Once here, she felt an obligation to help protect the reasons she moved here for current and future generations.

Anything canine enhances Pat’s life. She has an Australian shepherd and supports a dog-friendly office. Pat enjoys gardening, beach-walking and a glass of red wine with a good book. Pat’s word’s to live by: “Greatness is a matter of moments – Goodness take a lifetime.”