Meet the Board
Weed Districts Representative
Allen is the chair for Grant County Weed District #3.
Dr. Ian Burke
Ian is a professor of Weed Science at Washington State University, where he researches the management of many weed species, and supervises many students. He completed his PhD at North Carolina State University, and completed Post-Doctoral work at USDA-ARS Stoneville.
Western Washington Public Interest Representative
Janet has a degree in Forest Resource Management from the University of Idaho and did her graduate work in Wetlands Ecology. She has since worked as a timber cruiser in Northwest Oregon, taught timber classes at a community college, and has completed a Master Watershed Steward course. A resident of Pierce County, she serves on the Chambers/Clover Creek Watershed Council and is continuing the systematic sampling of water quality in American Lake that her uncle started many years ago. Janet is interested in educating the public about watershed protection and health. And she is a noxious weed geek- yes, one of us, who points out noxious weeds to friends while hiking.
Representative of Northwest Washington Counties: Whatcom, Skagit, San Juan, Island, Snohomish, King, Kitsap, Clallam, and Jefferson
Alaine received her BS from UC Davis in Environmental Horticulture & Urban Forestry and her MS from University of Washington in Forest Resources. She has worked in farming, landscaping, botanical gardens, teaching, and ecosystem restoration. After many years managing the Natural Resources Program for the City of Mercer Island, Alaine currently serves as the Deputy Public Works Director. Alaine has been on the King County Noxious Weed Control Board since 2017 and was elected to the State Weed Board in 2024.
John "Chip" Magnuson
Representative of North Eastern Washington Counties: Okanogan, Kittitas, Grant, Ferry, Stevens, Pend Oreille, Spokane, Lincoln, Douglas, and Chelan
John is on the board for Spokane Noxious Weed Control Board.
Representative of Southwest Washington Counties: Grays Harbor, Mason, Thurston, Pierce, Lewis, Pacific, Wahkiakum, Cowlitz, Skamania, and Clark
Ken is a commercial holly grower and serves on the Skamania County Noxious Weed Control Board. Re-elected to the State Weed Board in 2018, Ken previously served on the State Weed Board from 2005 – 2011.
Representative of South Eastern Washington Counties
Marci is on the Adams County Noxious Weed Control Board.
Eastern Washington Public Interest Representative
Carey and her husband are beekeepers who operate a small farm in Pomeroy where they offer commercial pollination and swarm removal services, and they also produce honey-based products. Carey is committed to raising healthy hives and producing quality honey and understands the importance of noxious weed control.
Washington Department of Agriculture
Greg is an Assistant Director, and lead of the Plant Protection Division.
Representative of Washington Association of Counties
Clallam County Commissioner
County Coordinators Association Representative
Eric is also the coordinator for Adams County Noxious Weed Control Board
Jennifer is the director of the biocontrol project run by WSU. She has worked in biocontrol since 1998 in Canada, Switzerland, Idaho and Washington. She joined WSU King County Extension in 2005 and provides integrated weed management strategies and education to Washington land managers.
Todd is the Aquatic Invasive Species Resource Planning Manager for Washington State Department of Natural Resources