Eastside Audubon Society welcomed Tereza Marks as its first full-time executive director in September.
“This position will allow us to grow our organization and become a leader in the local environmental arena,” said society President Jan McGruder. “Tereza brings a lot of experience and knowledge to our group that will be important in supporting our future growth.”
Marks most recently served as the education and association manager for the Commercial Brokers Association. She has been a college instructor for more than 20 years. In addition, Marks has run several local and regional nonprofit organizations, served on many nonprofit boards and has volunteered for many environmental organizations. She has a bachelor degree in ecology from the University of Arizona and a master’s degree in life sciences from the University of Tennessee.
Eastside Audubon is a 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to protect, preserve and enhance natural ecosystems and communities for the benefit of birds, other wildlife and people. Eastside Audubon is a local chapter of National Audubon and serves eastern King County from Lake Washington to the Cascade Crest and from the Snohomish County line to Interstate 90. The service area includes Bellevue, Bothell, Carnation, Duvall, Fall City, Issaquah, Kenmore, Kirkland, Medina, North Bend, Preston, Redmond, Sammamish, Snoqualmie and Woodinville.