The Trust for Public Land Adds Two to WA Project Management Team

July 5, 2011

The Trust for Public Land (TPL) announces two new additions to its Washington State staff: Richard Corff and John Hoey.

As a Project Manager, Richard Corff will be responsible for planning and managing land acquisition and conservation projects across the state.

He comes to The Trust for Public Land with a background in both private sector real estate and public sector conservation work.  Richard spent a number of years working with both the Washington State Department of Natural Resources in their Aquatic Resources Group and the King County Water and Land Resources Division, Office of Open Space.  In both cases, he worked on environmentally sensitive lands, either managing or purchasing them with an eye toward conservation.  Richard also spent 10 years as a residential real estate agent working with both Windermere and Coldwell Banker.  During this time he founded and sold a business specializing in Modern Architecture Design Real Estate.

Richard has a Business Degree from Seattle University and a Master in Environmental Studies (Environmental Economics) from The Evergreen State College.  "I couldn't be more excited than to be working with TPL and other conservation groups at this point in my working life.  This is such a terrific community and we have so much good work to do."

John Hoey joins The Trust for Public Land as the Washington State Program Manager. In this role, he will be leading community outreach and conservation planning efforts throughout the state, as well as developing partnerships and building support for TPL services and projects. 

John has thirteen years of experience in environmental consulting with expertise in environmental and urban planning, project/program management, community outreach, stakeholder involvement, and group facilitation.  He has worked with a wide variety of local, state, and federal government agencies throughout Washington State and the Pacific Northwest to develop practical and effective solutions to complex environmental and public policy issues.  John's project experience includes developing stakeholder and community involvement strategies, coordinating multi-stakeholder planning processes, developing regional natural resource management plans and local government comprehensive plans, and coordinating public education and outreach activities.

Mike Deller,  TPL's Washington State Director said, "I am delighted to bring two strong managers onto the team at this critical time for conservation in Washington State."

Since opening its Seattle office over 35 years ago, The Trust for Public Land has protected more than 80,000 acres in Washington State. TPL helped to establish the Mountains to Sound Greenway-100 miles of scenic corridor along Interstate 90-and to conserve natural lands in the Columbia River Gorge and on the San Juan Islands. TPL depends on the support of individuals, corporations, and foundations.