Norm Baker holds a PhD from the University of Minnesota. He is a lifelong hunter, fisher and environmentalist. He is currently the Marine Reserve Representative for the Washington Sierra Club. Norm is also a participant in the Puget Sound Rockfish Conservation Plan, Marine Area 4B Advisory Group, and the Rockfish Work Group currently conducted by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.
Yoram Bauman has a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from Reed College in Oregon and a PhD in Economics from the University of Washington. His goals in life are to spread joy to the world through economics comedy, to reform economics education, and to implement carbon pricing. Yoram is a Fellow at Sightline Institute in Seattle.
Keith Brinkley has over 30 years of experience in the natural resource field. He has a Bachelor:.SQ.:s degree in Wildlife Management and a Master:.SQ.:s degree in Fisheries Science . In addition to being a consultant, Keith has worked throughout the West for state and federal resource agencies. Much of his experience relates to management of water resources balancing societal needs and natural resource requirements.
Bill Blake is the Stormwater Supervisor for the City of Arlington, previously managing Community Development/Natural Resources. Bill holds a degree in Environmental Conservation from Skagit Valley College. His natural resource management career includes Weyerhaeuser, Washington Department of Ecology, Snohomish Conservation District, Stilly/Snohomish Fisheries Enhancement Task Force and the Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians. Bill is a third generation native of Washington State, dating back to the 1800:.SQ.:s.
Marisa Burghdoff is the Water Quality Specialist for Snohomish County Surface Water Management (SWM) with 9 years experience in lake and water resources management, working in Washington, Indiana and Michigan. Marisa has a Bachelor of Science in Plant Biology from the University of Michigan, a Master of Science in Environmental Science and a Master of Public Affairs in Natural Resource Management from the University of Indiana.
Tim Carpenter is the Curator of Fish and Invertebrates at the Seattle Aquarium, and has worked there with a variety of species for 18 years. He currently manages all aspects of the fish and invertebrate exhibits, including supervision of a team of 10 aquarists and divers, coordinating animal acquisitions and research, planning and building new exhibitory and overseeing the daily care and management of the Aquarium:.SQ.:s collection.
Dan Clements is a world traveler, underwater photographer and publisher. In 2009 he published the book Critters, Creatures, and Kelp. He is editor and publisher of Pacific Northwest Diver magazine, and co-founder of the Pacific Northwest Underwater Photographic Society. He is also working on establishing an underwater film festival called Salish Seas Celebration beginning in 2014.
Robert Elofson is a Lower Elwha Klallam Tribal Member who graduated from Western Washington University in 1976 with Bachelor Degrees in Physics and Biology. He worked as Lower Klallam Fisheries Manager (1976-1978), Elwha River Restoration Director (1991-1993 and 2001 to present). Robert is also a commercial fisherman either part time or full time since 1978 and a member of the Tribal fisheries and hunting committees.
Haley Galbraith is an Associate Consulting Arborist with Tree Solutions, Inc. in Seattle, WA. She is an ISA Certified Arborist and Qualified Tree Risk Assessor. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Washington. Haley also volunteers with Washington Trails Association and as a Seward Park Steward through the University of Washington Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center.
Jeff Hogan started Killer Whale Tales in 2000 with the goal of bringing the living science of the field into the classroom. Combining his interests of teaching, photography, science, psychology and theatre, Jeff created a program in which the students came to experience the world as the animals around them do. Jeff brings over twenty years of education experience and eight years of orca research to his position.
Meg Jacobsen has been an avid gardener in Northern California, Bainbridge Island and Marysville and became a Master Gardener in 2008. She is President of the Arlington Garden Club and is a garden designer.
Martha Jordan is a self employed wildlife biologist with a degree in Wildlife Science from Oregon State University. Her work with swans began in the1970s as an independent citizen who contributed to state and federal agencies tasked with preserving these species. She was a Board member of The Trumpeter Swan Society for more than 15 years and chairs the Washington Swan Stewards, the local group for TTSS. Martha is also a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner and massage therapist who has both human and animal patients.
Anna McLaskey is a graduate student at the University of Washington:.SQ.:s School of Oceanography and researches the current and predicted future impacts of ocean acidification on zooplankton. She grew up on San Juan Island and holds a Bachelor of Science in Aquatic and Fishery Sciences from the University of Washington.
Debbie Natelson has worked as an environmental educator for over 20 years to promote more sustainable land and horticultural practices. She focuses on ways to grow healthier plants, while protecting water quality, human, and global health. After receiving her Masters in Landscape Architecture from the University of Washington, she worked in public outreach & education on regional water quality and conservation projects throughout Western Washington.
Kurt Nelson has been employed by the Tulalip Tribes for 26 years as a fisheries biologist and program manager. He has technical expertise in stream ecology and restoration, fisheries, fluvial geomorphology, and hydrology. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Fisheries Biology from the University of Minnesota and a Master of Science in Wildland Hydrology from the University of Washington.
Tamara Neuffer is a Graduate of Huxley College of the Environment, Western Washington University and current student in the Northwest Cascade Institute Naturalist Certification Program. She has both expertise and passion for the uses of native plants. Tamara is the Outreach and Education Coordinator for the Stillaguamish Tribe, educating youth and the general public on the protection and restoration of salmon in the Stillaguamish Watershed.
Keeley O:.SQ.:Connell is a Senior Project Manager at EarthCorps, a Puget Sound-based habitat restoration non-profit. She has been managing nearshore restoration projects throughout Puget Sound for the past nine years. Keeley enjoys sharing her passion for protecting and restoring Puget Sound and the unique wildlife found here. She lives near the water in Edmonds, where she is currently teaching her daughter to skip rocks.
Dr. Jon Riedel has studied the glaciers and climate of this region for more than 30 years as a Geologist at North Cascades National Park. He leads a program to monitor volume changes on six glaciers in the Cascades, and is currently studying the history of glaciation and climate change in Skagit Valley during the past 30,000 years.
Eric Schneider is a Professional Engineer that is the Construction Lead for the Tidal Energy Pilot - Admiralty Inlet. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Washington State University. Eric has worked in both private and public agencies since 1993 and joined the Water Resources Engineering Division of the PUD in1996. He recently moved into the Generation Engineering Division in 2011. Eric is an Everett Washington native.
Dr. Patricia Townsend is a Regional Washington State University Extension Specialist and Educator and part of a team that provides outreach for Advanced Hardwood Biofuels Northwest. She has a Ph. D. from the University of Washington where she worked on tropical forest restoration and conservation. Patricia has also worked on the environmental impacts of biofuel feedstocks.
Heather Trim is the Director of Science and Policy for Futurewise, focusing on waterways, shorelines, and land use issues including habitat and stormwater pollution. Previously she worked for People For Puget Sound on reducing toxic pollution and protecting shoreline health in Puget Sound. Heather has more than 20 years of experience in environmental work. She has worked for the State of California and the Los Angeles and San Gabriel Rivers Watershed Council.
Tom Watson manages the EcoConsumer and Green Holidays environmental public education projects for King County. As part of his job, he writes the EcoConsumer column for the Seattle Times and makes frequent appearances on the KOMO4 TV news and on KOMO radio, and in other local media. Tom has worked for King County for 21 years and lives in Seattle with his wife Linda.
Daryl Williams is the Environmental Liaison for the Tulalip Tribes and the President of Qualco Energy. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Columbia College of Missouri and has been working with a wide range of environmental, fisheries, archeological and cultural issues. Daryl is also President of the Adopt-A-Stream Foundation and a Board Member for the Center of Environmental Law and Policy.
Rob Wood conducts research that focuses upon understanding processes controlling clouds in the Earth's atmosphere and the role that clouds play in determining climate variability and change, with a particular interest in how clouds form rain and how tiny aerosol particles interact with them and affect their properties. He uses a combination of observational data collected with aircraft, satellites and from the ground