As Senior Vice President and Division Director West, Roger oversees the Trust for Public Land's conservation programs in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, California, Nevada, Utah, Hawaii and Alaska. During Roger's time at TPL, the states he directs have conserved over a half million acres of land.
Prior to joining TPL in 2000, Roger worked for the City of Bellevue Parks and Community Services Department for 19 years and was responsible for property acquisitions, park design and construction, and resource management for the city's 1700-acre park system. He received numerous honors for his work, including awards from the National Recreations and Parks Association, National League of Cities, Washington Recreational Professional Association, American Society of Landscape Architects, and the Planning Association of Washington.
Roger currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust, the Icicle Fund, the Not for Sale Campaign and is a member of the Advisory Council of the University of Washington's College of Forest Resources. Roger is a graduate of the University of Washington's College of Forest Resources, and completed the University's Public Executive Program at the Cascade Center for Public Service.