Friday, May 24, 2024

WRI announces next Executive Director


The Wenatchee River Institute (WRI) announces their next Executive Director.

Back in August, WRI announced the retirement of Carolyn Griffin-Bugert, Executive Director of 4 years. Now, after a robust search and interview process, WRI is excited to announce their next Executive Director, Canuche Terranella of Leavenworth, Washington.

Terranella says, “Carolyn has built a great track record of connecting people, communities, and the natural world at WRI. I look forward to continuing the great work and to find new connections and opportunities to expand the reach of our community.”

Terranella and his family settled in Leavenworth a few years ago and quickly became an integral part of the community. He showed his commitment to WRI early on, as a donor, advocate, parent, volunteer, and board member, always having the best interests of the organization at heart, and a dedication to our mission clearly at the fore.

Terranella comes to WRI with over 10 years of senior management experience, including deep experience in complex organizational management, people management, and strategic planning and implementation. He has a master’s degree in sustainable business, a bachelor’s degree in biology, and a background in teaching.

The WRI Team would like to thank you for your support of WRI and its mission to connect people, communities, and the natural world. The future looks bright!

There will be an open house planned in January where you can ask questions and get to know WRI’s next Executive Director. Stay updated by visiting:


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