Ronni McGlenn, Founder

Ronni is the founder of Washington Outdoor Women. Laying the groundwork in 1997, she began what she describes as her most memorable project: she founded WOW in 1998 and served as its Director for 21 years. With her background in education and teaching, WOW seemed the natural path to connect women with positive outdoor experiences via hands-on skills education. Her 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, habitat/wildlife conservation, and outdoor education. Ronni is the recipient of the 2011 Governor’s Recognition Award and the  2018 Karen M. Fant Founder’s 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. They volunteer their time and talents to make sure every workshop is a success.

Cathy Bell

Cathy Bell

Creative Genius & Logistics

Debbie Brisky

Debbie Brisky

Eastern WA Rep

Tiffanny Brooks

Tiffany Brooks

Strategic Planning

Paula Butler

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Logistics Support

Krista Fleming


Graphics & Web Design

Sharon Gregg-Ellis


Merchandise Guru & Logistics

Lori Johnson

Lori Johnson

Networking & Logistics

Sarah Lange

Sarah Lange

Logistics, Hospitality & Creative Assistance

Joyce McCallum


On-site Logistics

Ronni McGlenn

Ronni McGlenn

WWF Liaison & WOW Founder

Kristie Miller


Logistics Lead

Jen Syrowitz


Website & Logistics

Judy Updegraff

Judy Updegraff

Hospitality & Community Outreach

Deborah Walsh

Deborah W

Hospitality & Logistics

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!

Caroline Surbeck


Lead Intern