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YP Elite Spotlight: Charley Wilkinson



TITLE: Development Director

COMPANY: Audubon Washington

ELITE MEMBER SINCE: Sep 2018 LINKEDIN:  CharleyWilkinson


Charley Wilkinson serves as Development Director for Audubon Washington and the Seward Park Audubon Center. She brings a multidisciplinary professional background and love of the natural world to her work creating funding opportunities for Audubon’s conservation and education initiatives throughout Washington. She has worked for Audubon in a variety of roles since 2009, when she got her start as a conservation intern for Constitution Marsh Audubon Center & Sanctuary in New York, and went on to serve as their Education Manager.

Before moving to Seattle in 2016, Charley spent four years as the Development and Finance Associate for Audubon Vermont and The Green Mountain Audubon Center, securing essential funds for their landscape conservation work, endangered bird species monitoring, and environmental education initiatives. Charley holds a B.A. in Communication, and when she’s not in the office, you might find her reading, hiking in the mountains, running, cooking, riding her bike, or exploring Seattle with her husband, Kevin.

More about Charley: 

What is your dream job? One where I would get paid to go hiking every day… that’s a thing, right?

What’s the best piece of professional advice you have been given? Don’t work with a**holes.

Describe the background image on your phone. My partner standing on top of a ridge in our happy place:  New Zealand.

What’s your favorite thing about Seattle? Being close to 4 National Parks AND the Ocean.

What’s one or two things that people would say you do really well? That I’m a great communicator and team cheerleader, and making more connections in a not-so-new city.

What do you need the most help with? Making more connections in a not so new city.

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