Media Contacts
   

Wildfire On-call Public Information Officer  6/17/24 - 6/25/24
 
Zoe Love
Cell: 360-790-1886
 

 
Michael Kelly
Communications Director 
Cell: 360-878-4217
 
Joe Smillie
Deputy Communications Director
Cell: 360-688-3392
 
Courtney James
Communications Manager – Recreation, Volunteerism, Puget Sound Corps, Discover Pass
Cell: 360-522-2534
 
Lauren Padgett
Communications Manager – Forest Practices, Small Forest Landowners, Landowner Assistance, Wildfire Ready Neighbors
Cell: 564-999-3775
 
Thomas Kyle-Milward 
Communications Manager – Wildfire
Cell: 360-529-7184
Media may also contact our region offices or monitor our fire Twitter account for wildfire information.
 
Michael Kelly
Acting Communications Manager – Wildfire, Natural Areas, and Natural Heritage 
Cell: 360-878-4217
 
Ryan Rodruck 
Communications Manager – Wildfire, State Uplands, Forest Resources, Product Sales and Leasing, Engineering, Human Resources, and DNR Police/Law Enforcement
Cell: 360-584-3916
 
Will Rubin
Communications Manager – Forest Resilience, Forest Health, Federal Lands Program
Cell: 360-764-0854
 
Joe Smillie
Aquatics, Geology, Legislative Priorities and Tribal Relations
Cell: 360-688-3392
 
Zoe Love
Communications Consultant
Cell: 360-790-1886
 
Alden Robert
Communications Consultant
Cell: 360-515-6000
 
Brooke Meyer
Communications Consultant
Cell: 360-688-3521
 

Eastern Washington

Jessa Lewis
Communications Manager – Eastern Washington
Cell: 509-380-6627
Media may also contact our region offices or monitor our fire Twitter account for wildfire information.
 
Ryan Rodruck
Communications Manager – Eastern Washington, Wildfire
Cell: 360-584-3916
Media may also contact our region offices or monitor our fire Twitter account for wildfire information.
 

Design and Web Services 

Luis Prado
Graphic Design, Visual Communications and Spanish Language
 
Dena Scroggie
Agency Webmaster and Web Accessibility contact
 

Media resources

 
Want to read a News Release?
View a list of our news releases.
 
Need a photo of the Commissioner or other photos? 
Download a headshot of Commissioner Franz. All photos are available to media outlets, at no additional cost, with a “DNR” photo credit.
 
Looking for more? Download b-roll, video clips, and photos of Commissioner Franz and Department of Natural Resources projects.
 
Need a timely story idea?
 
Want to keep tabs on what’s going on?
We’re very active on facebook, twitter, and wildfire twitter social media. Or, sign up for a relevant e-newsletter covering geology, recreation, urban forestry, farming, forestry practices, special projects, or general interest news.
 
Want to submit a public disclosure request?
You can do so online.
 
Natural Resource Building (NRB)
 
 

Connect With Hilary, Commissioner of Public Lands

 
Visit Hilary on Facebook.  Visit Hilary on Twitter.
 
Subscribe to Hilary's e-news.
 
Invite Commissioner Franz to a meeting or event.​
 
Learn more about Hilary
 
Office of the Commissioner of Public Lands
MS 47001
Olympia, WA 98504-7001
360-902-1001
 

Social Media Comment Policy

 
Comments made will in no way constitute a legal or official notice or comment to the Washington State Department of Natural Resources and Commissioner of Public Lands.
 
For example, a post or comment that asks the Washington State Department of Natural Resources and Commissioner of Public Lands to provide public records will not be considered a public records request. Please contact us at https://www.dnr.wa.gov/contact-us for all official requests or correspondence.
 
Comments should be on-topic. The views expressed in comments reflect those of the author. You are responsible for the content of your comments. We allow comments reflecting any point of view that are on-topic, but we expect comments to be civil. We reserve the discretion to delete comments and ban users that are off-topic repeatedly or contain any of the following:
  • Personal information including, but not limited to, email addresses, telephone numbers, mailing addresses, or personal identification numbers.
  • Personal attacks or defamatory statements, including derogatory epithets directed at another individual or group of individuals.
  • Violent, obscene, profane or threatening language.
  • Advertisements or solicitations of any kind.
  • Repetitive posts, including those that are copied and pasted.
  • Comments that promote or oppose any person campaigning for election to a political office or promote or oppose any ballot proposition.