As we witnessed our communities rebuild homes and infrastructure after the devastating wildfires of 2014 and 2015, it was clear that local businesses and entrepreneurs also needed support to gain a foothold, recover, and grow. Access to capital is a significant barrier.

We met with key advisors from the Methow Investment Network after hearing of their successes and were encouraged to form our own local investors’ network.

So in August 2019, a group of local volunteers came together to “promote economic vitality” in the Pateros/Brewster communities, and RIVER LIN launched.

Our goal is to help local businesses and entrepreneurs benefit from RIVERS relational investment model. We invite all who want to make a difference in our community to join us as we continue to make this investment model a reality.


Gene Dowers, BS in Physical Education

Executive Director
Pateros/Brewster Community Resource Center

Grace Larsen, MSN, ARNP

Board of Directors
Pateros/Brewster Community Resource Center

Trevor Lane, Ed.D.

Director and Associate Professor
Community & Economic Development, WSU Ferry County Extension Office

Mike Mauk

Brewster Chamber of Commerce
Mauk Fishing Stuff

Anna Marie Dalbey

Brewster Chamber of Commerce
Managing Broker, Keller-Williams Realty NCW