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Washington Policy Manager

Gus Gates

Gus Gates

With his roots in activism as a co-founder of Oregon’s Siuslaw Chapter, to his current role as the Washington Policy Manager, Gus has been an active and inspiring member of the Surfrider network and staff for over 15 years. In his staff role, he works to engage the Washington Surfrider chapters in statewide campaigns and represents ocean recreation on stakeholder advisory committees. He gets his drive and inspiration from the activism of coastal leaders, as well as his two boys who will inherit this legacy of coastal stewardship. When he's not working, you can find him on the water, shredding fresh powder in the mountains, or relaxing in his neighborhood of Rainier Beach, WA.