Chris Moore, Executive Director

Chris joined the Washington Trust in 2005 as the organization’s first Field Director. In 2013, Chris became the Washington Trust’s Executive Director, and his responsibilities include day-to-day management and operation of the organization, board governance, fundraising, and human resources. In addition to his executive responsibilities, Chris keeps an active role in the advocacy and outreach work he began as Field Director.

Chris holds a BA in Sociology from the University of California at San Diego and an MA in Preservation Studies from Boston University.

Kristy Conrad, Development Director

Kristy manages the Trust’s fundraising initiatives, including membership, sponsorship, and grants.

Before joining the Trust in 2018, Kristy served as Development Director for the historic Hollywood Theatre in Portland, Oregon. Originally from Idaho, Kristy has an MA in film studies from the University of Reading, England, and a BA in film, gender studies, and creative writing from the College of Idaho. She loves historic theaters, art deco design, classic movies, and baking tasty desserts.

Breanne Durham, Main Street Director

Breanne manages Washington Main Street, a statewide network of communities working to build vitality in their downtown districts using the Main Street Approach®. In this role, she provides support to local Main Street programs across the state and coordinates a variety of educational opportunities. Breanne currently serves as a member of Main Street America’s Leadership Advisory Council.

A native of Eastern Washington, Breanne grew up in Clarkston and is a graduate of Whitworth University in Spokane. Prior to working for the Washington Trust in 2015, Breanne spent five years as the Executive Director of Beautiful Downtown Lewiston, one of Idaho’s first designated Main Street programs.

Lydia Felty, Resources Coordinator

Lydia supports the Washington Main Street team through coordination of virtual and in-person learning events and curation of online resources, as well as management of the Main Street Tax Credit Incentive Program.

Growing up in a small town in western Ohio, Lydia was raised with an appreciation for supportive local communities and downtowns that celebrate the story of their district. After receiving a BA from Kenyon College in American Studies and English, she turned her focus toward education as an English teacher and then admissions counselor in experiential, place-based schools. She is excited to now be using her experiences in community building and creating systems of support in service of Main Street programs across Washington.

Alexandra Gradwohl,  Project Manager

Alex manages a number of initiatives and special projects for the Washington Trust, focusing on the Maritime Washington National Heritage Area. She also coordinates the Washington Trust’s special events, including Vintage WA, the Valerie Sivinski Holiday Benefit, the Youth Heritage Project, and RevitalizeWA, the annual statewide preservation & economic development conference.

A recent transplant to the Pacific Northwest, Alex originally hails from Ann Arbor, Michigan. She holds a BA in History and Classical Studies from the University of Pennsylvania and an MA in Public History from Loyola University Chicago. Prior to joining the Washington Trust, Alex worked in fundraising events for an environmental nonprofit in the other Washington (DC).

Luke Hallowell, Economic Vitality Specialist

Luke joins the Washington Main Street team as an Economic Vitality Specialist to help provide resources, support and data analysis to programs statewide in the effort to continue retaining, developing and recruiting great local businesses to downtown.

Growing up in the 1990’s during the renaissance of downtown Walla Walla, Luke got to experience firsthand the rebirth of one of America’s favorite small towns and fell in love with downtown revitalization and historic preservation. He previously served as the director of the Downtown Pasco Development Authority for nearly three years, and his ten years in non-profit service include stops fundraising at a local hospital, doing community development, supporting food banks and most recently youth development at the Boys and Girls Club.

Luke loves main street festivals, great vegan eateries, and finding new places to dance.

Jonelle McCoy, Main Street Specialist

Jonelle loves exploring new places and downtowns, hunting for the hidden gems that make those places rich with unique people, stories, and heritage. Jonelle joins the Washington Main Street team with a background in community revitalization, civic engagement, human rights and social justice, relationship building, and educational leadership. In her role as Main Street Specialist, she focuses on capacity building and leadership development, primarily for start-up programs, and also manages the Main Street Tax Credit Incentive Program. Jonelle is based in Walla Walla – the town so nice, they named it twice.

When Jonelle‘s not downtown daydreaming about what could go in empty storefronts, you can find her hunting for huckleberries in the Blues, with her nose in a book, or looking at the latest kit-built plane at her hometown Experimental Aircraft Association hangar (Chapter 328).

Farah Momin, Communications Coordinator
Farah coordinates communications for the Washington Trust and its programs, which includes managing the organization’s social media channels, e-newsletters, website, and other modes of communication.

Originally from the Atlanta, Georgia, area, Farah has also lived in New York City, where she received a BA in Culture and Media Studies and an MA in Media Studies from The New School. Farah comes to the Washington Trust from New Orleans and is excited to explore the Pacific Northwest. She has a background in working with small businesses on their branding and social media presence as well as working on digital advertising campaigns. In her spare time, Farah enjoys finding new podcasts to listen to and learning embroidery.

Huy Pham, Preservation Programs Director

As the Preservation Programs Director, Huy manages preservation programming and place-based advocacy for the Washington Trust, including the Washington’s Most Endangered Places program, multiple grant programs, a property easements program, public education programming, and technical preservation support.

Born in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and growing up in San Diego, California, Huy is excited to return to the west coast. After receiving a BS in Architecture, an MS in Historic Preservation, and an MA in Communication Studies from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, Huy spent four years with Office of Historic Preservation in San Antonio, Texas doing outreach and regulatory work.

Cathy Wickwire, Operations Manager

As the Operations Manager, Cathy oversees the day-to-day operation of the organization and the Stimson-Green Mansion. She manages the organization’s financial activities and human resource issues and serves as our in-house docent for guided tours.

A native Washingtonian, Cathy has deep roots that go back several generations on both sides of her family. Born in Spokane, she has spent most of her life in Seattle except for college in Walla Walla at Whitman College and grad school at Boston University where she received an MA in Preservation Studies.

The Washington Trust’s staff accomplishes our work with the help of very active volunteer Board Members, Committees, and volunteers.

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