Lucius Andrew

Lucius-Andrew

How did you hear about Sound Water Stewards volunteer training?

I first heard about your program from one of my neighbors, then found your website and have fully explored it seeing multiple things that interest me.

Please describe why you want to become a Sound Water Steward?

I’ve always enjoyed the PNW environment and want to do more to maintain and preserve it. Having recently relocated from Seattle to Camano Island, I’m searching for worthy non-profits to offer full commits to.

Tell us a little about your experience in community science, stewardship, and/or education programs

Before COVID, I was the Public Affairs Officer with the Seattle Flotilla of the Coast Guard Auxiliary, utilizing my professional photography on-the-water boating experience. have been a board member and active volunteer of the Footloose Disabled Sailing Association. More recently, I spent about a year and a half building homes for the homeless for the Sound Foundations NW. Back in 1984, I participated in a thirty-day NOLS kayaking expedition in Prince William Sound, Alaska. The trip was very environmentally focused and further ignited my appreciation of the great wilderness that surrounds us in the Northwest. In 2008, my wife and I experienced a trip to the Galapagos Islands with Limblad Expeditions that was also very environmentally focused.

Please tell us a little about your work and volunteer experience, special skills, or other details you wish to share

I started volunteering with the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary in 2005, where I acted as the Flotilla 23’s Public Affairs officer. Through a fellow member if the USCGA, I was introduced to the Footloose Sailing Association in 2007 (https://footloosedisabledsailing.org/), where I volunteered taking handicapped people sailing on Lake Washington. I eventually became a board member and acted as their treasurer.

I have also been SCUBA diving in the PNW waters since the mid-80’s and I’m a PADI certified Rescue Diver.

Prior to receiving my BA I spent several years developing carpentry skills working for residential contractors which I was utilizing as a volunteer carpenter for the Sound Foundations NW (https://www.soundfoundationsnw.org/) building homes for the homeless.

I’ve also used my writing and photography skills with the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary as the Public Affairs officer for the Seattle Flotilla. I’m a PADI certified Rescue Diver.

Educational background

While I graduated from the Shorewood High School in 1985, after several years working in the residential construction industry, I obtained a BA in Communications in 1995 from Seattle University..

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Contact

(206) 310-3938
la4th@comcast.net