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Welcome Wendy, our interim Executive Director

Wendy Wilson

Interim Executive Director

Contact: 208-344-9161,

The board of directors of the Snake River Alliance has appointed long-time Alliance member, Wendy Wilson, to the position of Interim Executive Director. Wilson will direct operations and join the board/staff leadership team. Wilson’s responsibilities with the Alliance include refining our planning processes to help us fully meet our mission. She brings a wealth of experience to this task, having founded Idaho Rivers United in 1989 and directed that group for ten years. She also worked for over a decade as a national program director for the Portland-based group, River Network, serving grassroots water protection groups addressing climate change. She most recently served as executive director of the Boise-based environmental law firm Advocates for the West, which provides legal representation to the Governors Andrus and Batt.

Wendy lives in Boise with her family, and is a skier, hiker, biker, boater and birder. She is a local volunteer with the Sierra Club and the Land Trust of the Treasure Valley. She will serve an open-ended term with the Alliance until a permanent director is appointed.


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Beatrice Brailsford

Contact: (208) 233-7212 |

Nuclear Program Director
Beatrice was born and raised in Buhl, Idaho. She graduated from Cornell and was editor of all publications at The Brooklyn Museum, where she also helped unionize the museum’s professional, administrative, and technical employees. Beatrice taught at the University of Idaho and joined the Alliance staff in 1989. She has served on state and federal environmental advisory committees, speaks to and writes for a wide range of audiences, has served as a peer reviewer for a number of publications on nuclear issues, and represents the Alliance in the Alliance for Nuclear Accountability.


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Ken Miller

Contact: (208) 344-9161 |

Clean Energy Program Director
Ken joined the Alliance in May 2007 to fill the newly created clean energy position. Prior to joining the Alliance, Ken represented the Seattle-based NW Energy Coalition as its Idaho energy advocate, working on sustainable energy policies and coordinating clean-energy advocacy in Idaho. Ken was a participated in the Idaho Energy Plan process, as well as on campaigns in 2005-2007 to combat the construction of fossil fuel power plants in Idaho and also the purchase by Idaho utilities of out-of-state fossil fuel energy. Ken has also worked with Idaho’s regulated utilities, participating in regulatory procedures before the Idaho Public Utilities Commission as well as through utility advisory groups on energy efficiency and energy resource planning processes. Prior to joining NW Energy Coalition, Ken worked as education and outreach coordinator and then as policy coordinator for Winter Wildlands Alliance, a national nonprofit based in Boise. During that time, he was involved in local resource protection issues, such as asserting the rights of non-motorized winter recreationists on public lands, as well as national issues such as the Yellowstone National Park winter-use planning and litigation process and the U.S. Forest Service’s ongoing OHV management process. Before joining Winter Wildlands, Ken had extensive experience as an environmental writer, covering a variety of significant issues and working with myriad national and local conservation organizations. His reporting portfolio includes such diverse issues as the introduction of gray wolves into the Northern Rockies; Florida Everglades restoration efforts; habitat issues in the Texas Hill Country (golden-cheeked warbler) and the Coastal California Sage Scrub region (California gnatcatcher and companion species); marine and related fisheries issues in the Atlantic; Hawaii’s tropical forest protection; and human-caused chemical environmental issues such as toxics in “Cancer Alley” along the Lower Mississippi River and Idaho’s Coeur d’Alene Basin.


Leigh Ford

Contact:  (208) 344-9161 |

Office Manager