Elsa Bowen- District Manager
Elsa joined the District in December 2001. Elsa grew up on a wheat and cattle ranch in Lincoln County and graduated from Davenport High School. She attended Big Bend Community College and Eastern Washington University and graduated with an Associates of Arts & Science Degree along with a B.S. in Financial Business Administration & Economics. Elsa enjoys the outdoors and the variety of grant projects the District completes.
509-725-4181 ext 117
Dean White- Soil & Water Resource Technician
Dean grew up on a cattle ranch in south central Lincoln County and graduated from Ritzville High School. He attended Washington State University and graduated with separate B.S. degrees in Environmental Science and in Soils. Dean worked as a soil scientist with NRCS before coming to work for the District in December 2001. Dean enjoys working on outdoor projects that also involve some office work. Dean works with the annual tree and shrub sale, maintaining tree and shrub plantings, stream flow and well level measurements for watershed planning, gathering headquarters and landscape information to assist with EQIP Energy contracts, GIS and map making, and other task order work as needed.
509-725-4181 ext 114
Delaini Disher - Grants and Outreach Coordinator
Delaini is a Michigan native and graduated from Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids Michigan, with a degree in Environmental Biology and a Communications minor. After graduation Delaini worked for the North Country Trail Association and for a conservation nonprofit in Northern Michigan. “I came to Washington following a desire to move west and continue my involvement with natural resource conservation. I enjoy hiking and camping, scary movies, gardening, Detroit sports, and baking.”
509-725-4181 ext 119