Jim Blomquist is an expert at guiding nonprofit organizations to develop effective lobbying and communications strategies. He worked for Sierra Club for 25 years as the regional representative in the Pacific Northwest and Southern California, and as a legislative representative in Washington, D.C. specializing in public land issues. Jim played a leading role in the designation of iconic areas such as the Columbia River Gorge Natural Area, the Mt. St. Helens National Monument and millions of acres of designated wilderness. Before his focus on public lands, he was a leader in the effort to reform the Bonneville Power Administration, moving away from nuclear power and toward renewables.
Jim is an avid angler, cook and traveler. He once supervised a shrimp boil for 1,800 people as a grassroots fundraiser. He lives on Lopez Island, Washington.