Mark Riskedahl, Executive Director
Mark grew up in a little house on the prairie in rural North Dakota. He received a BA from the University of Minnesota and his JD from Lewis & Clark Law School. Before attending law school, Mark worked in the social services, primarily with people dealing with autism. During law school, Mark worked as the NEDC Law Clerk, a Project Coordinator, and Student Director. Following graduation, Mark helped institutionalize NEDC’s capacity to protect the environment and natural resources of the Pacific Northwest by becoming the organization’s first full-time Executive Director.