Yogi is a member of the Black Voices Collective and Black Star Farming group in Seattle. He is of the belief, that the land he lives on today called him there. Cascadian identity is a direct action, and commitment to being the change you most desire not just in your community, but the world at large. Progress doesn’t always have to be slow.
Audrey is a an activist, organizer and law student at Seattle University School of Law. She helps steward the Honey Bee Allies and Olympia Mutual Aid Collective in Olympia, WA.
Trevor Owen is a founder and board member of the Cascadia Underground and Department of Bioregion. While running the Cascadia Store, his focus is on using Cascadia to advance bioregional principles, ways of living, and infusing these ethics into all aspects of our lives.
Alex lives in Tukwila and his current work includes writing about Chinook Wawa, This Day in Cascadia History, and continuously refining a model constitution for a sovereign Cascadia.
Michael Caster is a human rights advocate and researcher specializing in China and Southeast Asia. He is currently the Asia digital program manager with Article 19, where he manages projects on internet freedom and digital rights.
Alex is activist, organizer and public defender living in Olympia. He helps steward the Honey Bee Alliance and Olympia Mutual Aid Collective, and is a strong proponent for indigenous sovereignties and rights.
Executive Director | He / Him
Cascadia is an idea and ethic that has inspired me since I was a community college student in 2004. I fall in love with the idea the more I learn, and connect the creative community of people making it happen. With the Department of Bioregion, I am excited to bring that work home and to turn my knowledge into resources and networks for direct, actionable change. Over the years, I have been a part of or launched many different Cascadia organizations, groups and projects. This includes founding CascadiaNow!, being on the board for the first Cascadia Poetry Festival, co-producing the Cascadia NW festival, and helping start the Cascadia Underground, and Cascadia Association Football Federation. My work has been featured in Time Magazine, Vice, USA Today, the Atlantic Monthly, NPR, the BBC, National Journal, Wall Street Journal, Business Insider, Canadian Broadcasting as well as a host of local newspapers and radios segments.
Community Coordinator | She / They
Bri was born and raised in the Central District of Seattle and has shaped their environmental career around recreation ecology and environmental justice. They graduated from Western Washington University with a B.A in Multidisciplinary Studies and a minor in Environmental Studies. She will be the backbone of daily administration, Cascadia Bioregional Ambassador network coordinator, and our community organizer aficionado.
Cascadia Archivist | She / Her
Quinn Collard scans and uploads text readable archive material on the Cascadia Underground and Cascadia Department of Bioregion. She has been a passionate writer since childhood. She specializes in confessional poetry but also writes miscellaneous fiction, and she attempts a novel during NaNoWriMo every year. Quinn most enjoys writing on one of her manual typewriters.