Hooked on Nature

10th Annual Auction Dinner Fundraiser featuring our Local Celebrity Chef Salmon Bake-Off

October 5th, 5:30 to 9:00 p.m.

Warehouse ’23, Vancouver, WA

Presented by Johnson Bixby



Johnson Bixby, a financial planning firmin Vancouver, WA, and Columbia Springs have many joint focus areas, making the support of Columbia Springs a natural one for CEO and President, Heidi Johnson Bixby, CFP®.


Johnson Bixby’s support for Columbia Springs began nearly 15 years ago when Ms. Johnson Bixby lived a half mile from Columbia Springs and our founder, Dean Sutherland, approached her about joining our Board of Directors. 


Since then, we have received support from Johnson Bixby in many ways. Ms. Johnson Bixby volunteers at events as a photographer because, “The look of surprise, glee and curiosity on the face of the children is priceless.” She commissioned chainsaw artist George Kenney to add art to Columbia Springs on dead cedar trees around Heron Loop Trail. As a member and past chair of our board, she provides leadership and guidance, bringing her knowledge of financial planning and the history of Columbia Springs to the table.


The financial support we have received from Johnson Bixby has allowed us to grow and refine our programs. “Columbia Springs provides quality hands-on experiences that truly inspire stewardship at all ages. I hear countless stories of children who are inspired to start recycling more, get outside, learn to fish, take an interest in environmental science, volunteer and in turn, inspire others.” – Ms. Johnson Bixby. We would not be able to provide these experiences without the support of our community. 


Johnson Bixby supports Columbia Springs because, “Johnson Bixby strives to provide information to clients so they can make informed financial decisions, many that will have a lasting impact on their lives. Columbia Springs does the same thing with environmental education, often being the sole exposure to nature for some kids. Johnson Bixby believes in giving back to the community and Columbia Springs is giving back to the community by providing a variety of activities and a campus available to everyone to come and enjoy.” 


You can support Columbia Springs by joining us Hooked on Nature on October 5th. Purchase your ticket or sponsorship today.