New Marketing Lead

Rylee Trapp Hired as Marketing and Communications Lead

The new year is always a great opportunity for new beginnings, new ventures, and new projects. For Ecological Land Services the new year also brought on the passing of the baton with our marketing position.

At the end of 2022 ELS gave a bittersweet ‘goodbye’ to our 7-year Marketing Specialist, Mandy Lill (right). Her new career adventure takes her to WPPA, where she is working as the Member Development and Engagement Manager.

With this, we are excited to announce the hiring of Rylee Trapp (left) as our new Marketing and Communications Lead! Her first day on the job was January 9, 2023. Rylee will be responsible for contributing to and executing the company’s marketing policies, programs, and promotion of services. She will also ensure all company proposals are fully executed and work closely with both technical and administrative staff.

“Rylee comes to ELS with years of marketing and fundraising experience with a local nonprofit in Cowlitz County. She exhibits both confidence and humility” said Francis Naglich, Founder and President of ELS. “I have seen Rylee at work during volunteer efforts and have been impressed at how she is always calm, collected, and will stay later than others to get the project completed.  She also makes that little extra effort to make people feel appreciated for their work.  These are all attributes that make Rylee an excellent marketing and communications lead for ELS, now and into the future.”

Francis also reminisced about Mandy’s time with ELS, saying “Mandy Lill performed brilliantly during her seven years at ELS serving as our marketing specialist. Her dedication to quality work and her amazing outgoing personality was a perfect combination to help us at ELS put our best foot forward to clients around the Pacific Northwest” adding, “At WPPA she has returned home to her first love, working with the public ports of Washington.  She will be missed here at ELS, but we will always look forward to seeing our life-long friend at the next port conference.” 

Rylee has an Associates degree from Lower Columbia Community College. When she is not at work, she’s adventuring in the great outdoors and volunteering in her community. Rylee serves as the Board Secretary of a Vancouver, WA non-profit called A Caring Closet. She is an active member of the Longview Noon Rotary Club, where she helps with local events, serves on committees, and serves dinner at her local homeless shelter. Rylee also leads a monthly teen/tween grief group at her local hospice care center.

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