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Dan Kent
Dan Kent
Executive Director, Salmon-Safe

Dan Kent is Salmon-Safe’s co-founder and executive director. Dan has been a leader at the nexus between market-based conservation and watershed protection for the past two decades. He co-founded Salmon-Safe as a project of river and native fish conservation organization Pacific Rivers in 1996 and served as that organization’s communications director for five years. A native of the Pacific Northwest, Dan was raised on a small farm in the Palouse Hills of eastern Washington. He earned an undergraduate degree in management from Washington State University and an MBA from University of Oregon. Prior to his nonprofit career, Dan was a corporate marketing manager with one of the nation’s largest financial institutions. He is vice president of Wild Farm Alliance, a California-based conservation organization working nationally to integrate biodiversity conservation on agricultural lands.