Bob Gentz

SWS Board Member

  • BW Class of 2008
  • Whidbey resident since 2001

SWS Experience

  • Beach Watcher Advisory Council (since 2015),
  • Sound Waters Committee Treasurer (since 2008),
  • Development Committee (since 2014),
  • Seining Project (since 2008),
  • Eelgrass Monitoring Project (since 2008), and
  • Intertidal Monitoring, Forage Fish Study, Fishing Line Recycling, Beach Clean-up, and Education Outreach.

Life/Work Experience

  • Project manager, engineering administrator, & engineer (Retired)
  • Whidbey Watershed Stewards Board Member, Treasurer, Educator, & Land Steward
  • Goosefoot Community Fund Board Member & Treasurer
  • Whidbey Audubon Society Board Member & Treasurer (2009 to 2011),
  • Whidbey Camano Land Trust Steward
  • The Nature Conservancy Steward
  • WSU Climate Steward Program, Waste Wise Program

Skills re Board

  • Board and Treasurer experience with various non-profit organizations, project management, financial management, and business management.


  • Enjoying the Pacific Northwest ‘s unique natural environment, exploring its many beaches and wilderness trails.
  • Concerned about environmental health, wildlife preservation, and sustainable living practices.

Reason I want to serve

  • Develop the new organization into a sustainable operation. Work to further engage current SWStewards. Increase public outreach.