Barbara Cairns

Barbara Cairns

Government Relations and Conservation Director
At Pyramid: 

Barbara is a skilled strategist and communicator with over 20 years experience in natural resource policy development, reframing and strategic planning, community building, and political and legislative campaign work. Her clients include the Washington Governor's Salmon Recovery Office, Yakama Nation, The University of Washington Climate Impacts Group, Choose Outdoors, West Coast Governors Alliance on Ocean Health, Tulalip Tribes, and Ploughshares Fund. 

After Hours: 

Barbara is a reader, walker, gardener, and a fair cook. She enjoys trying to keep up with family and friends.


Executive Director of Long Live the Kings (1997-2010); Deputy Director of the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (1995-1996); Legislative Assistant to U.S. Senator Joseph Lieberman (CT) (1989-1995).

Barbara has a B.A. from Western Washington University with a double major in Speech Communications and English Literature; she earned her M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Bowling Green State University.