Meet the staff of the Audubon Center at Seward Park

Joseph Manson, Center Director

After serving in multiple capacities at the Seward Park Audubon Center Joey become the Center’s director in 2015. His vision as director is to make nature-based education available to all students in local schools and provide programs for all that facilitate positive experiences in Seattle’s wild spaces. A native of Washington, DC, Joey is a life-long Maryland Terrapin, but cherishes the woods and water of the Evergreen State. Joey has also served on National Audubon’s Strategic Plan Committee and is a member of Audubon’s Diversity & Inclusion Cohort.

Ed Dominguez, Lead Naturalist 

A native of Mount Shasta, Ed obtained his Bachelors and Masters degrees from California State University. Growing up in the southern Cascade Range, Ed was introduced to the plants and animals of the mountains at an early age by his father. Knowledgeable in geology, trees, wildflowers, and mammals,  Ed particularly enjoys birding and bird songs. He is passionate about environmental education and leads owl prowls, bat walks, nature hikes, and presents evening programs on a variety of naturalist topics. When not working at the Center, Ed plays music and leads climbs with the Seattle Mountaineers. He lives in the Madrona neighborhood just north of Seward Park.

Thuy Luu, Center Assistant

In high school, Thuy volunteered as a Tenacious Roots conservation leader for the Seward Park Audubon Center. They recently earned a bachelor’s in environmental science from the University of Washington and is excited to bring their knowledge of restoration ecology and native plants back to Seward Park. Thuy is passionate about the intersection of nature, art, and queer identities. In her free time, she loves collecting fallen leaves and flowers to paint.

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