Sam Ricketts is a co-founder and co-director for Evergreen. Sam is also a nonresident senior fellow at the Center for American Progress. Previously, he led climate policy and strategy as climate director for Governor Jay Inslee’s presidential campaign. In prior roles Ricketts was the first executive director of the Congressional Sustainable Energy & Environment Coalition (SEEC), and worked in the Washington State Governor’s Office, Democratic Governors Association, Working Families Party, and in several federal and state campaigns. Ricketts is a graduate of Syracuse University and a native of Seattle, Washington. He currently resides in Washington, DC with his wife and children.