Executive Director - Kim Sgro
Kim Sgro has been a Marine
Biologist and Conservation Educator for over 20 years. She comes to NWESC with experience as the former
Executive Director of Pasado’s Safe Haven – a multi-million dollar animal rescue organization based in Washington.
She is a disaster first responder and has been deployed for two months of animal rescue to New Orleans in 2005
post-Hurricane Katrina. There she managed a facility which processed over 1,200 rescued animals and trained over
Kim is also the co-founder for KCACC Exposed, a public awareness and legislative reform campaign for King County
and Washington State-based animal sheltering and cruelty investigation processes.
Former Project Manager for Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (SSCS) USA, Kim developed an ocean plastic clean-up
and awareness campaign; provided guidance and strategic planning for a global ocean ghost net removal campaign,
initiated the strategic plan for Operation Milagro (a protection effort for the near-extinct Vaquita dolphin in the
Gulf of California), and facilitated and directed the SSCS USA education program planning.