Who We Are
The smiling faces of PlayCleanGo.
Education and Prevention Manager
Teagan is passionate about empowering outdoor enthusiasts with the tools they need to protect their favorite places from invasive species.
Teagan manages our education and prevention programs, including providing opportunities for professional development and tools for education and outreach through our PlayCleanGo campaign. Teagan has over a decade of experience working on invasive species prevention, outreach, and management in Washington State. She holds a master’s degree in environmental management from Duke University. Teagan has a strong interest in data visualization and community-based social marketing and likes to look for new ways to make information more accessible and engaging to different audiences.
Christie Trifone Millhouse
NAISMA Executive Director
PlayCleanGo Advisory Committee
Coordinator, Nebraska Invasive Species Program
She enjoys boating and bird watching at her family’s home on Lake Okoboji in Iowa.
Allison Zach, Coordinator of the Nebraska Invasive Species Program, enjoys educating the public how to prevent the spread of invasive species of all taxa. She enjoys wildlife watching and photography. She enjoys boating and bird watching at her family’s home on Lake Okoboji in Iowa. She enjoys visiting natural areas in the U.S. and abroad.
Assistant Supervisor, Teton County (WY) Weed and Pest District
Mark always practices PlayCleanGo by making sure that his raft and camping gear are clean and dry before packing up and moving to another area. Even in the wilderness, invasive species try to hitch a ride to another amazing place!
Originally from Madison, Wisconsin, Mark moved out to the Mountains of Jackson Hole permanently in 2004. From that time on, he has enjoyed camping, mountain biking, and rafting. Recently, he has really enjoyed combining both camping and rafting by floating some of the wild and scenic rivers around the western U.S. While doing this, he always practices PlayCleanGo by making sure that his raft and camping gear are clean and dry before packing up and moving to another area. Even in the wilderness, invasive species try to hitch a ride to another amazing place!
President, Beyond Attitude Consulting
“I never really considered myself an ‘outdoors person.'”
My name is Ken Donnelly, and I work in behaviour change. I have never really considered myself an “outdoors person.” More of a golfer, which is my favourite sport. I’ve been driving boats since I was 12 and have always owned at least one, including motorized and non-motorized varieties. Although not very good at it I enjoy gardening, just don’t ask me what the name of that plant is. In the summer I really like getting out on my motorcycle or ATV and exploring roads and trails. Or hiking, especially in new areas. If you haven’t tried skydiving you should, it is a blast! During the pandemic, I have increased my birdwatching and scenic photography, which I love. Wherever I go I try to have little impact, so I PlayCleanGo. Always.
But I never really considered myself an “outdoors person.”
Forestry Invasive Species Prevention Specialist, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Whether it’s backpacking, hiking with his dog Oslo, or mountain biking, Forest always cleans his gear (and dog) before going somewhere new.
Forest is constantly exploring forests. Whether it’s backpacking, hiking with his dog Oslo, or mountain biking, Forest always cleans his gear (and dog) before going somewhere new. He knows that keeping the wilderness wild begins by cleaning your gear before you hit the trail.
Supervisor, Archuleta County Weed and Pest
Ethan enjoys spending most of his time in the outdoors. Whenever he recreates he keeps a bootbrush in his pack and keeps an eye out for invasives.
Ethan enjoys spending most of his time in the outdoors, rock climbing, snowboarding, backpacking, and fishing. Whenever he recreates he keeps a bootbrush in his pack and keeps an eye out for invasives. Recognizing invasive species helps him to avoid them when possible and report them to EDDMapS.org!
Supervisor, Sublette County Weed and Pest
“I am a plant nerd at heart!”
Longtime NAISMA member, past president and huge supporter of PlayCleanGo! I live, work and play near the Wind River and Wyoming Range Mountains. I am a plant nerd at heart! When I am not managing invasive species at work I love to play outside. My family and I hike, backpack, boat, fish, camp and hunt! We love the adventure and our thankful for the public lands that surround our home. We PlayCleanGo as a family, by cleaning our boots and drying our boat. My children recognize our PCG bootbrush stations and trail signs and know what to do!
Programs Coordinator, Canadian Council on Invasive Species
Gabby takes any opportunity to “volunteer” her friends and family to pose for outdoor action photos.
Gabby enjoys taking long hikes at conservation areas and parks across Ontario and Canada, with binoculars in hand to take in any birds she might encounter en route. With a boot brush tucked into her car door, she makes sure to always PlayCleanGo by wiping off her shoes and clothes after each outdoor adventure. Gabby also takes any opportunity to “volunteer” her friends and family to pose for outdoor action photos she can later use to promote PlayCleanGo to Canadians on the Council’s social media platforms. Gabby is looking forward to her next hike, and to continue to promote actions to prevent the spread of invasive species!