Our Team

Rhys Roth

Founder & Executive Director

Prior to founding CSI, Rhys co-founded the non-profit group Climate Solutions, which he helped lead for over 15 years.

Gretchen Helpenstell

Communications Manager

Gretchen brings over 10 years of graphic design experience to CSI where she began as an intern in 2019.

Johnell Bell

Public Affairs Strategic Advisor

Johnell works with an array of stakeholders to design, implement, monitor, and document successful initiatives.

Nan McKay


Nan own a consulting practice and has worked with nonprofits, foundations and local governments.

Ted Sturdevant

Director of Strategic Initiatives

Ted has deep experience in strategy development, leadership, organizational health, facilitation, and public policy.

Peter Dykstra

Legislative & Policy Affairs Advisor

Peter has a strong track record of helping “strange bedfellows” come together to implement policy and funding strategies.

Rebecca Zanatta

The Ostara Group

Rebecca has a deep understanding of how to plan, build, and manage a diverse and successful major gifts plan.

Terry Carroll

Operations Manager

Terry has worked with CSI since 2015 and has served as Operations Manager since 2017.

Alex Ybarra

Rural WA Project Prospector

Alex Ybarra serves as state representative for the 13th District in Washington State.

Michelle Giguere

Summit Strategies, LLC

Ms. Giguere has 35 years of experience in government affairs, delivering strong results for private and public sector clients.