Ronni McGlenn

WOW Director, Ronni McGlenn

Ronni is the founder of Washington Outdoor Women. Laying the groundwork in 1997, she served as a Coordinator until 2006 when she assumed full responsibility for the program as WOW Director. She is responsible for WOW’s program development, PR and fundraising, sponsor procurement, community networking, Instructor/Team recruitment and teaching directives. Ronni’s pro-active belief in outdoor skills training for all generations continues to reinforce the WOW program’s mission. She and her family have solid Northwest roots and a strong commitment to sustainability and habitat/wildlife conservation.

Receiving the Governor’s Recognition Award, 2011

Governor’s Recognition Award issued by Governor Christine Gregoire on behalf of the people of the State of WA presented to WOW Director Ronni McGlenn “for her outstanding effort to equip Washington women with outdoor skills and inspire a renewed wonder in our state’s natural resources.”

Ronni Governor Award

WOW Team members are WOW Alums! The WOW Team and Interns are the stamina that facilitate the organized environment for instructors and participants at WOW events.

Denise Bartlow

Denise Bartlow

Logistics Support

Denise coordinates physical on-site logistics at weekend workshops as well as researching merchandise for WOW.

Cathy Bell

Cathy Bell

On-site banners and activities

Cathy makes WOW look great with her attention to detail. She co-ordinates and preps evening and breakout craft activities.

Debbie Brisky

Debbie Brisky

Resources Coordinator

Debbie is WOW’s Yakima team member responsible for gathering statewide program material to further participants’ education.

Tiffanny Brooks

Tiffany Brooks

Strategic Planning

Tiffany is a 10 year team member and former WOW Survival Instructor who now advises on strategic planning for WOW’s future.

Cindy Brown


Database and online registrar

Cindy is a 10 year Team member who also handles On-line Registration, Publicity, On-site Signage, and participant communications.

Krista Fleming


Graphics and Web Design

Krista was an adviser for WOW’s initial Partnering Workshop. Through her company, Krista generously offered to create WOW’s new website.

Sharon Gregg-Ellis


Raffle and Merchandise Guru

A 10 year team member and WOW’s Kayaking workshop coordinator, Sharon is a former Backpacking, Canoeing, Kayaking and Survival Instructor who is presently teaching “Fix it in the Field.”

Lori Johnson

Lori Johnson

Ambassadors and Outreach

Lori coordinates Ambassador outreach and state agency contacts. She assists with event set-up and also teaches WOW’s Soap Making class.

Sarah Lange

Sarah Lange

“Bite of WOW” and Evening Activities

Sarah oversees Weekend workshop evening activities, works on WOW’s Waterfowling and Partnering Teams and also teaches Wilderness First Aid for WOW.

Joyce McCallum



WOW’s event Host for annual Waterfowling Workshops. Facilitation, Hospitality and great cooking!!

Kristie Miller


Lead Logistics Coordinator

10 year team member which includes 6 years on our Waterfowling team and Shotgun workshop events, Kristie is WOW’s go-to person when it comes to organization!

Jen Syrowitz


Scholarships and Collaterals

Brochures, flyers, past registrar, team cheerleader. Jen also teaches WOW’s survival skills class.

Judy Updegraff

Judy Updegraff

Finances, Hospitality and Community Outreach

Retiring this year as Registrar, Judy is a 10 year Team member who handles WOW Financials, is Hospitality Lead and spearheaded WOW’s community giving initiative.

Deborah Walsh

Deborah W

Packet Process Coordinator and Hospitality Assist

Deborah is a 6 year Team member and oversees WOW outreach by organizing tabling events. She organizes participant swag and rises early to brew your morning coffee.

WOW Interns

WOW Interns are young women chosen to assist at Washington Outdoor Women workshops. They are capable communicators and hardworking volunteers with staying power!

Claire Surbeck


Lead Intern

Liaison to the WOW Team and Director: logistics assist

Jackie Dowd



On-site assistance

Caroline Surbeck



On-site assistance