Media Contacts

Bobbi Cussins
Communications Director 
Office: 360-902-1523, cell: 360-878-4217 
Paige DeChambeau
Communications Manager – Recreation, Volunteerism, Puget Sound Corps, Tribal Relations, Discover Pass
Office: 360-902-1023, Cell 360-790-1886
Thomas Kyle-Milward
Communications Manager – Wildfire
Cell: 360-529-7184
Stevie Mathieu
Communications Manager – Forest Health
Office: 360-902-1157, Cell: 360-764-0854
Kenny Ocker
Communications Manager – Forest Practices, Small Forest Landowners, Forest Resources, 
Product Sales and Leasing, Human Resources, DNR Police/Law Enforcement
Office: 360-902-1149, Cell: 360-810-1217
Janet Pearce 
Communications Manager – Lead Wildfire PIO, Natural Areas, Natural Heritage, Urban Forestry, Arbor Day
Office: 360-902-1122, Cell: 360-688-3047
Media may also contact our region offices or monitor our fire twitter account for wildfire information.
Please note these Interagency Media Guidelines when covering wildfires.
Joe Smillie 
Communications Manager – Aquatics, Geology, Agriculture, Good Neighbor Authority, Legislative Priorities
Office: 360-902-1169, Cell: 360-688-3392

Eastern Washington

Alison Morrow
Communications Manager, eastern Washington
Ryan Rodruck
Communications Manager, eastern Washington
Cell: 360-706-3121

Social Media / Design / Web Services

Sarah Dettmer
Social Media Manager
Office: 360-902-1066, Cell: 360-764-0871
Tatum Bartlett
Assistant Social Media Manager
Office: 360-902-1120, Cell: 360-280-3367
Luis Prado
Graphic Design, Visual Communciations and Spanish Language
Office: 360-902-1722
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.
Have a great photo or video you want to share?
Need a timely story idea?
Want to keep tabs on what’s going on?
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