Don brings over 40 years experience as a project manager and community development professional to the SparrowHawk team. A skilled facilitator and engaging trainer, Don has worked with volunteer boards, government agencies, and planning committees. His career includes successful capital projects, cultivation of major gifts from individuals, facilitation, training and strategic planning. Don is currently Adjunct Faculty at The Evergreen State College, teaching two sections of Grantwriting and Nonprofit Development in the Evening and Weekend Studies Program. Don is a member of NDOA and Executive Alliance. He holds a law degree from the University of Oregon.
Clark Gilman’s leadership experience includes 30 years of growing and developing labor unions, environmental and social justice non-profits. He has both led and presented at many local meetings and national conferences. Clark has developed competence in strategic planning and facilitation through a combination of formal training and work experience. Clark currently chairs the city of Olympia Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee where he has successfully led efforts to fund modest but high visibility projects during a time of reduced budgets. When he isn’t working with SparrowHawk, Clark experiments in his shop with green building materials and bio-based adhesives and finishes.
Joellen has diverse work experience in the public and nonprofit sectors. Her skills include capital campaign planning and fund acquisition as well as general funding research and grant writing. Joellen has a Masters is Public Administration with a focus on Nonprofit Management from The Evergreen State College and a BS in Environmental Communications from The Ohio State University.