Tabitha has worked with lower Columbia River public and private ports for 18 years. She has been the Environmental Manager at the Port of Kalama for the past 8 years. Tabitha has extensive experience in managing environmental resources on the lower river. At the Port she aims to increase economic development and create jobs in an environmentally responsible manner and enhance recreational opportunities for all members of the public.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology, a Bachelor of Science in Biology, and a Master of Environmental Science and Regional Planning. Her previous employment was as a Senior Scientist at an engineering, planning, and natural resources firm in Clark County, WA, and prior to that she worked as a water resources science technician at the Clark County Clean Water Program. She served as a Board Member at Columbia Springs, an environmental education center in Vancouver, WA for 8 years. She served on the City of Vancouver Sustainability Task Force, as well as numerous technical advisory committees for local updates to critical areas ordinances, shoreline management programs, and comprehensive plan updates. In 2005 she received the Vancouver Business Journal’s “Accomplished & Under 40” award. She is a 2005 graduate of Leadership Clark County. Tabitha has a passion for the outdoors and protecting the environment.