Bradley Smith, Ph.D., Chair
Larry Carpenter, Vice Chair
and Wildlife Commission
Miranda Wecker was first appointed to the Commission in March 2005, and was reappointed by Gov. Gregoire in January 2007 and by Governor Inslee in 2013. The Commission elected her to serve as Chair from January 2009 – January 2015.
Having graduated from the UW School of Law with Juris Doctor and Masters of Law Degrees, Miranda has over 25 years of experience working on natural resource policies at the international, national, state, and local levels. She has led the marine program of the UW Olympic Natural Resources Center since 1995 and continues to provide consulting services to non-profit organizations.
Miranda and her husband, Jim Hidy, reside in Naselle and enjoy mountain biking, cross-country and downhill skiing, and fishing the coastal rivers.