Robert McClure is co-founder and executive director of InvestigateWest. At the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Robert exposed a major weakness in the Endangered Species Act and deficiencies in Puget Sound restoration efforts. His reporting on hard-rock mining won the John B. Oakes Award for Distinguished Environmental Journalism. A longtime former board member of the Society of Environmental Journalists, he currently serves as chairman of the editorial board of SEJournal, the group’s quarterly publication. Seattle Magazine in 2013 chose him as one of Seattle’s “most influential” people.
Lee van der Voo is managing director of InvestigateWest and a staff reporter in Portland, Oregon. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Slate, The Atlantic, and been supported by the Fund for Investigative Journalism, Fund for Environmental Journalism, and an Investigative Reporters and Editors Freelance Fellowship. She was a 2013 Alicia Patterson Foundation Fellow and is the author of the forthcoming book The Fish Market from Palgrave St. Martin’s. In addition to receiving national awards for her work from Investigative Reporters and Editors and the Society of Environmental Journalists, Lee received special recognition for Oregon’s top reporting prize – the Bruce Baer Award – three times in five years. She can be reached at email@example.com.
Heather Kosaka helps InvestigateWest develop programs and produce stories that increase support for public-interest journalism in the Northwest. Heather is working on her MPA from the University of Washington, Evans School of Public Policy and Governance. She is a volunteer board member for Seattle Mountain Rescue. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Documentary and feature photography is shot by Leah Nash, Mike Kane, and Paul Joseph Brown.
Contributors and Alumni
Ashley Stewart – Christopher Dunagan – Ben DeJarnette – James Gordon – Lael Henterly – Allegra Abramo – Kate Martin – Olivia Henry – Claudia Rowe – Will Graff – Stephanie Schendel – Carol Smith – Rita Hibbard-Adiel Kaplan
Board of Directors
Kristen Millares Young, Journalist and Author, President
Mike Green, co-founder of ScaleUp Partners, LLC
Brant Houston, Knight Chair in Investigative and Enterprise Reporting, University of Illinois, Secretary
Randy Robinson, Retired, Treasurer
Don Smith, Retired
Note: All titles for identification purposes only.