Washington Association of Conservation Districts
Plant Materials Center

360-757-1094 * 16564 Bradley Road, Bow WA 98232 *

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Jim Brown - Manager and Technical Advisor

Jim attended school at the University of Idaho and received a Bachelors of Science in Botany. Jim and his wife have been married for 23 years. They have a 17 year old daughter who is a junior at Burlington-Edison High School. As a family they enjoy sea kayaking, skiing, hiking, camping, biking, cooking and eating.  Jim’s favorite thing about his job is being able to work every day on the prettiest 60 acres, with good people and growing trees and shrubs that will be used in conservation.

Lori McLaughlin - Marketing and Bookkeeper

Lori attended school at Eastern Washington University and received a degree in Business and Marketing.  Lori and her husband have two energetic young boys (8 and 14) who keep her very busy. Lori enjoys hiking, traveling and photography.  The best thing about her job is the working with the people and the flexibility that allows her to participate and volunteer at the boys school. 

Julie Whitacre - Sales Manager

Julie has a degree in Plant Ecology from Western Washington University and has worked in the native plant nursery business for over 20 years. She also enjoys hiking, kayaking, and gardening.

Bill Mulder - Farm Operations Supervisor

Bill was born and raised in Sedro Woolley where he has lived his entire life. He and his brother were avid dairymen until they sold the family farm in 2005. He is an excellent mechanic and equipment operator.  Bill enjoys the variety of tasks.

Efrain Tapia - Equipment Operator

Before being hired at the Plant Materials Center, he worked at a potato farm as a machinery operator. He lives in Sedro Woolley with his wife and three kids. In his spare time Efrain enjoys fishing and playing pool. No doubt that the best part about his job is his great boss and the people he works with.