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Filipe Alberto
Population geneticist studying kelp and seagrass. ...

Sarah Aldrich
Archivist of Island County Historical Society who is making historical research more accessible through digitized documents and photos. ...

Rick Baker
Executive Director of the Whidbey Watershed Stewards and also project lead of a citizen stewardship committee for the Smith & Minor Islands Aquatic Reserve. ...

Ken Bevis
Wildlife biologist finding solutions to habitat concerns in the forestry sector; He has conducted research on woodpeckers and owls. ...

Walt Blackford
Puget Sound Energy expert on energy efficiency, renewable energy, electrical safety and emergency preparedness. ...

Nick Bond
Principal Research Scientist with the Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean (JISAO), Affiliate Associate Professor with the Department of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Washington, and State Climatologist for Washington. ...

Eric Brooks
Deputy Director, Island County Department of Emergency Management. ...

Stephanie Buffum
Executive Director for FRIENDS of the San Juans, a non governmental organization located in the San Juan Islands of Washington State. She serves on domestic and bi-national committees on tourism, economic development and environmental protection and has published papers on a variety of topics relating to these areas. ...

John Calambokidis
Marine mammal researcher who serves as Senior Research Biologist and one of the founders of Cascadia Research Collective in Olympia, Washington. Project Manager of Southern California Behavioral Response study and has directed long-term research on blue, humpback and gray whales. Awarded Lifetime Achievement award in Marine Mammal Science from American Cetacean Society in 2012. ...

Larry Campbell
Tribal Historical Preservation Officer for the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community in the Cultural Resource Office. His work entails the regulatory aspects of cultural and archaeological resources in the usual and accustomed areas of the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community. ...

Tim Carpenter
Curator of Fish and Invertebrates and research diver at the Seattle Aquarium. ...

Gideon Cauffman
Archaeologist with the City of Oak Harbor. ...

Drew Collins
Professional underwater and land photographer / videographer, living and diving primarily in Puget Sound. His presentations and blogs enlighten and inspire his audiences to share his passions. ...

Wendy Connally
Citizen Science Coordinator of Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Diversity Division. ...

Susan Marie Conrad
Adventurer, author, educator, and speaker who has paddled extensively through the Salish Sea, including a 1200 mile solo journey from Anacortes to Juneau which inspired her book. Her articles and photography have been widely published and she is an EXPED adventure ambassador and sponsored athlete within the paddlesports industry. ...

Birdie Davenport
Aquatic Reserves Program Manager for the Washington Department of Natural Resources. ...

Megan Dethier
Research Professor in Univ. of WA Dept. of Biology and Associate Director for Academics and the Environment at Friday Harbor Laboratories. Her current research efforts are mostly focused in Puget Sound, investigating the linkage between physical features of shoreline habitats and their biota, and the effects of human impacts (such as shoreline armoring) on this linkage. ...

Phillip Dionne
Lead research scientist with the Habitat Science Team of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. ...

Dr. Jamie Donatuto
Environmental Community Health Analyst for the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community. ...

Martha Ellis
Local naturalist and member of the Washington Native Plant Society and Whidbey Audobon Society. ...

Steve Ellis
Local naturalist and vice-president of Whidbey Audubon Society. ...

Steven Fradkin
Marine ecologist and limnologist at Olympic National Park. ...

Kelsi Franzen
Marketing, Education and Outreach Coordinator for the Whidbey Island Conservation District. ...

Howard Garrett
Co-Founder of Orca Network and whale advocate. ...

Matt George
Fourth year UW graduate student doing research at Friday Harbor Labs. Studies how mussel 'glue' is affected by its environment. Aspires to work in biotech or aquaculture industries. ...

Deborah Giles
Whale research scientist and advisor involved in various collaborative research and education projects focused on stewardship of killer whales. ...

Kristen Griffin
Reserve Manager for Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve. ...

Rob Hallbauer
Environmental Health Specialist with degree in Conservation and Natural Resource Management. Has worked for Whidbey Island Conservation District and Island County. Currently self employed owner of Deciduous Design Services LLC. ...

Rus Higley
Rus is a Manager at the Marine Science and Technology Center (MAST) ...

Richard Honour
Executive Director, The Precautionary Group. This environmental science and education firm was established to evaluate the adverse human and environmental health effects of toxic wastes applied to forests, rangelands and farms. ...

John Hudson
Past Squadron Education Officer of the Deception Pass Sail and Power Squadron and aspiring member of the International Society of Crab Whisperers. ...

Dave Hunter
Founder/Owner of Crown Bees, member USDA advisory board for integrated cross pollination, authored the book, "The Mason Bee Revolution". Guest on PBS's "Growing a Greener World." ...

Andy James
Senior Research Scientist, Center for Urban Waters Research Laboratories, Puget Sound Institute. ...

Gregory Jensen
Professor Jensen has published papers on a wide range of crustacean topics, including reproductive biology, the effects of invasive species, larval settlement, feeding behavior, and descriptions of numerous new species. ...

Jill Johnson
Teacher and trainer for international development organizations who has become an award -winning resident storyteller, teaching and telling on stage and in area pre-schools and senior centers. ...

Doug Kelly
Hydrogeologist with Island County Environmental Health. ...

Ryan Kelly
Assistant Professor in the School of Marine and Environmental Affairs at the University of Washington who is drawn to projects that have both scientific and policy relevance for work towards more sustainable use of marine resources. ...

Terrie Klinger
Director of the School of Marine and Environmental Affairs at UW, Co-Director of the Washington Ocean Acidification Center, and holds the Stan and Alta Barer Endowed Professorship in Sustainability Science in honor of Dr. Edward Miles ...

Jennifer Kropack
Lead planner for Island, Pierce and Skagit Counties at the Department of Health, Office of Drinking Water. ...

Michael Kyte
Marine biologist, invertebrate zoologist retired from 40 year career as a consultant helping firms and developers solve conflicts between their goals and protection of the environment, conducting baseline studies and impact evaluations and designing mitigation plans. Since semi-retirement in 2012, he volunteers as a citizen scientist/marine biologist with Snohomish County Beach Watchers and has monitored sea stars in northern Puget Sound for the University of California Santa Cruz Sea Star Wasting Syndrome Program. ...

Eric Lee-Mader
Co-Director of Pollinator Conservation Program at the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation. ...

Robert Long
Senior Conservation Scientist at Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle; co-editor of "Noninvasive Survey Methods for Carnivores" (Island Press, 2008) ...

John Lovie
Founder and Principal of ETI Consulting LLC. He currently is Vice-President of the Whidbey Island Water Systems Association, Vice President of Sun Vista/Sunlight Beach water system, and is a member of several local government advisory committees in the environmental conservation and restoration areas. ...

Paula MacKay
Writer, field biologist, and communications consultant for conservation;co-editor of "Noninvasive Survey Methods for Carnivores" ...

Benjamin Maurer
Fluid dynamicist working in renewable technology development as a Senior Engineer at the University of Washington's Applied Physics Laboratory. Ben specifically supports an R&D portfolio of tidal and wave energy projects at the interfaces between the academic, commercial and government sectors. ...

Brian McCleary
PSE's Whidbey-based Energy Advisor. ...

Dan McShane
Founder and senior geologist for Stratum Group, a consulting firm dedicated to providing quality property assessments for geologic risk, contamination and natural resource issues. He has conducted hundreds of evaluations of landslide or frequently flooded areas, debris torrent and alluvial fan areas,abandoned coal mine areas, storm water infiltration and impacts,and gravel deposit assessments. He has completed over 25 environmental clean-ups on contaminated sites. ...

Carol Miles
Professor of Horticulture, Washington State University, Northwestern Washington Research and Extension Center, specializing in vegetable crops. ...

Ian Miller
Coastal hazards specialist with Washington Sea Grant. ...

Todd Mitchell
Swinomish Tribal member and the Environmental Director of the Swinomish Department of Environmental Protection-- Todd conducts research on the Tribe's water resources. ...

Vincent Nattress
Chef, cooking instructor, and owner of The Orchard Kitchen, a restaurant with a five acre organic garden on Whidbey Island. ...

Boyd Norton
Long-time forester with DNR and is currently the Northwest Washington Stewardship Forester. He also has 32 years of fire suppression experience, is certified as a Logistics Section Chief on fires, and has co-led fire suppression training at the state and national level. ...

Sandie O'Neill
Scientist for the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife since 1987, studying the health of Puget Sound ecosystems. ...

Greg Parkinson
Community Involvement Safety Consultant with Puget Sound Energy. ...

Jim Patton
President of the Whidbey Island Water Systems Association. A retired Navy Captain, Jim was on the Island County Environmental Health Assessment Team for five years and was Executive Director of the Port of Coupeville for nine years. ...

Rhonda Paulson
Vice-president of the Camano Preparedness Group. ...

Loma Pendergraft
Graduate student at the University of Washington studying crow communication and cognition. ...

John Post
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Helen Price Johnson
Commissioner on the Island County Board of Commissioners since 2008 and 2015 Board Chair. ...

Molly Roberts
PhD Candidate in her 3rd year of study in the Biology Department at the University of Washington. She studies the influence of ocean change on the growth, survival, and mechanical attachment of mussels. ...

Don Rothaus
Shellfish Biologist for 28 years with Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW). Manages crab and shrimp resources in Puget Sound. Author of children's books on animals and the environment. ...

Sue Ryan
Program Director of the Camano Preparedness Group sponsored by Island County Department of Emergency Management. ...

Virpi Salo-Zieman
Regional Engineer with the Washington State Department of Health. ...

Hillary Scannell
PhD student in the School of Oceanography at the University of Washington studying the role of the ocean in climate variability and change. ...

Brian Sherrod
Project Chief and Pacific Northwest Regional Coordinator for the USGS Earthquake Hazards Program. ...

Hugh Shipman
Coastal Geologist, Washington Department of Ecology. ...

Norma Smith
Represents Washington's 10th district, which includes all of Island County, and parts of Skagit and Snohomish Counties; she is in her fifth term. ...

Bill Steele
Director of Outreach and Information Services, University of Washington, Pacific Northwest Seismic Network. ...

Anna Toledo
Coordinates the Island County Marine Resources Committee and manages the County's Shore Friendly project. ...

James Walker
Retired Washington State University Physics Professor and dragonfly enthusiast. ...

James Watson
Wildlife Research Scientist with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) and the lead researcher for statewide raptor studies. ...

Sue Ellen White
Award-winning Whidbey Island journalist and kayaker. ...

David Wilkinson
Meteorologist and certified marine weather instructor. ...

Jason Wood
Managing Director of the SMRU Consulting North America offices (USA and Canada); affiliate assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Washington; his work has focused on marine mammals and the potential impacts of anthropogenic sounds on these animals. ...

Kevin W. Zobrist
Coordinates the WSU Extension Forestry and Extension Biofuel programs in northwest Washington. ...

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