Lindsey Williams, Director

Lindsey accepted the position of Director with the Agriculture & Natural Resource Center of Excellence (ANR) in 2018 after serving 8 months as Interim Director, and 3 years as Coordinator of Marketing and Communications. Before her time with ANR, she spent 2 years as Education Assistant for the WWCC Water & Environmental Center, and 2 years with Pheasants Forever as Fundraising and Banquet Chair. Bringing her background in forestry and agricultural research, as well as a love for education at multiple levels, she brings enthusiasm and a unique level of investment to the agriculture and natural resource sectors of Washington.

Lindsey earned her B.S. in Forestry at Washington State University, and while doing so, worked for the USDA-ARS in Grain Legume Genetics research, which gave her an unexpected, but welcome, love of agriculture. She was accepted into AgForestry Class 40 in 2017, and represents ANR statewide while focusing on agricultural leadership with classmates from a wide variety of agriculture and natural resource backgrounds.

With ANR, Lindsey has been able to bring her enthusiasm for education and Washington’s agriculture and natural resources together to assist colleges statewide with transfer agreements, student recruitment, industry networking, and general community education, while continually increasing her knowledge about the many facets of these industries.

To contact Lindsey: 509.527.4635 or [email protected]

Ceana Pacheco, Coordinator 

Ceana received her BS in Environmental Studies with a Minor in Geography from Portland State University. As an undergrad she practiced and promoted the principles of stewardship and restoration with Johnson Creek Watershed Council in Portland to improve and enhance the health of a vital salmon tributary within an urban landscape. During the summers Ceana studied and conducted sustainable agricultural soil and water conservation practices with the USDA ARS outside Pendleton.  Together, these professional experiences have melded the principles of conservation, sustainability, stewardship, and restoration into a desire to meaningfully impact her community and the next generation of workforce.

As Coordinator for the Agriculture & Natural Resource Center of Excellence Ceana works to foster communicative and collaborative relationships between Industry and Education to link students with local jobs in the agriculture and nature resource sectors. Ceana looks forward to her role at Walla Walla Community College and throughout Washington State in supporting and promoting economic and social vitality within the Centers of Excellence.

To contact Ceana: 509-527-4635 or [email protected]