Staff

Dan Lombardo, Assistant Director, Scholarship Coordinator, Lead Educator

Dan grew up in the woods and on the beaches of the Puget Sound and has always been enthusiastic about learning everything he can, and sharing what he learns with anyone who will listen. He loves public speaking and tends to draw a crowd, on and off the clock. He has an encyclopedic knowledge of his biome, and knows a fun fact or two about almost anything in it... 

...but probably can't remember what he had for breakfast. 
In addition to his duties as assistant director and scholarship coordinator, he works on-board and in the classroom as a lead educator. The best part of his day is sharing ecological success stories with his students, and inspiring them to continue the environmental fight.

Jackie Selbitschka, Outreach and Field Trip Coordinator, Grant Writer, Lead Educator

Jackie grew up in Minnesota, but was drawn to the ocean by family vacations to Hawaii. Those experiences drew her to attend UC-Santa Cruz and earn a degree in Marine Biology. Since graduating she has taught Scuba to youth and adults alike, outdoor education programs in STEM and marine biology as well as adventure sports such as rock climbing, surfing, kayaking and stand up paddle boarding. 

She is fascinated by Earth's ecosystems and loves to share that passion with students. She strives to inspire students to live a sustainable lifestyle in order to preserve the great biodiversity of the Puget Sound and beyond.

 

Linda Newman, Office Liaison

Water has been part of Linda’s life starting as a kid swimming in the ocean to becoming a scuba diver, a sailor, and to current enjoyment of whitewater canoeing, sea kayaking, and multi-day river trips.

As a former outing leader and treasurer for the Sierra Club's Seattle Inspiring Connections Outdoors (ICO), Linda supported this program and witnessed the value of introducing children and youth to environmental education and activities in the out of doors.  She now enjoys supporting PMR staff and Board members and takes pleasure in spreading the word of PMR’s educational mission.