Jen Syrowitz, Director

Jen is the Executive Director for the Washington Wildlife Federation – WOW’s non-profit home – and manages the Washington Outdoor Women program. In this role, Jen is focused on her two passions – empowering women in the outdoors and advocating on behalf of wildlife. Together, these priorities are meant to cultivate an engaged community for wildlife and natural resource conservation.

Jen’s passion for wildlife and wild spaces manifested in graduate school where her hunting and field experiences brought depth to her understanding of plant and animal systems. Invested in WOW since 2011, Jen is honored to be a part of this community and shepherd the program through the coming years. Native to the Canadian Prairies, Jen has been at home in Washington State since 2010.

Ronni McGlenn, Founder

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 until 2018. 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. Ronni is the recipient of the 2011 Governor’s Recognition Award and the 2018 Karen M. Fant Founder’s Award.

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. 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

Judy Updegraff

Judy Updegraff

Finances, 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!

Claire Surbeck


Lead Intern

Caroline Surbeck