Sue Ellen White is a fourth-generation resident of the Pacific Northwest whose life is informed by a deep sense of place. A sea kayaker for more than three decades, she prefers expedition kayaking. In 2013-14 Sue Ellen circumnavigated Whidbey Island by kayak, and wrote about the experience. Most recently, she enjoyed a paddling trip to the outer Broughton Archipelago.
Sue Ellen serves as an advisor on the statewide Paddlesports Advisory Committee of the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission.
An award-winning journalist, she is now retired. Her series on kayaking Whidbey won first place in the Environment, Nature & Science Reporting category of the 2015 Society of Professional Journalists competition for non-daily papers in the Pacific Northwest region.