Jason Paulsen

Jason’s leadership and experience brings a distinct perspective “from the field” to Campion’s trustee team. As Executive Director of the Methow Conservancy for nearly 16 years, Jason provided leadership and strategic direction to notable land conservation successes including the $20M Imagine the Methow Campaign and the historic Methow Headwaters Protection Act. Jason is proud of his role in the advancement of new affordable housing capacity in his community, and the Methow Valley’s first major land justice project to return land on the Chewuch River to the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation in honor of the Methow People.

Jason’s background lends great insight to our efforts to work in support of people and places, and his experience leading a nonprofit allows him to help guide and elevate our support for the sector from the perspective of a long-time practitioner. As a community leader in the Methow Valley, and in his previous role as City Administrator in Black Diamond, WA, Jason has enjoyed working as a constructive participant across diverse communities seeking common sense solutions rooted in a shared respect for the role of the land and the importance of caring for people.

Jason is a graduate of The Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA and lives with his wife Valerie in the Methow Valley where he is happiest being outside hiking, biking, skiing, photographing, and otherwise being inspired by an engaged community and a landscape defined by public lands.