Donna Albert is a Professional Civil Engineer, LEED Accredited Professional, and Certified Energy Manager, with a Masters degree in Civil Engineering from Saint Martin's University in Lacey, Washington. She has 27 years of experience working as an engineer for the State of Washington, including 12 years managing the construction of new buildings, and 12 years as an energy engineer managing building energy retrofits for agencies, colleges, municipalities and school districts. Originally from Kansas, she came to Washington State when my husband was stationed at Fort Lewis. They fell in love with the rain forest, rivers, mountains and ocean beaches, and stayed here when he retired from military service. They have two grown sons and five grandchildren.