Washington State Noxious Weed Control Board Staff

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Alison Halpern

Executive Secretary

(360) 902-2053


Alison has been the Executive Secretary of the State Weed Board for almost 8 years. Before that, she was the education specialist for the weed board for 2 years, which was a lot more fun but less exciting. She recently defended her Ph.D. dissertation in April 2016.

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Kittanya Locken

Communications and Outreach Specialist

(360) 725-5764


Kittanya Locken brings a commercial horticulture and technical/grant writing background as well as a strong commitment to agriculture advocacy to her position as communications and outreach specialist for the Washington State Noxious Weed Control Board. A 4-H alumni, Kittanya is an avid volunteer in youth agriculture education as a 4-H club leader, project leader, county fair superintendent, and committee president. She is also an active rabbit breeder for food, fiber, and exhibition. Kittanya is kept busy by her opinionated Pomeranian and off-the-track thoroughbred horse.