John Welsch

SWS Board Member

  • BW Class of 2014
  • Whidbey resident since 2007

Beach Watchers Experience

  • Treasurer Beach Watcher Advisory Council (BWAC)
  • Beach Watcher Advisory Member (BWAC)
  • Intertidal Monitoring
  • Beach Litter Cleanup

Life/Work Experience

  • Over 40 years of experience with business accounting, including many years with my own businesses.
  • Setup new accounting systems for many different businesses.
  • Volunteer Firefighter / EMT (Urbandale, Iowa)
  • South Whidbey Island Rotary (2008-2012)
  • Hearts and Hammers Volunteer

Skills re Board

  • Beach Watchers financial knowledge and experience while working with LEP & WSU for Beach Watchers
  • Current Board member / Data manager – Whidbey Island Garden Tour
  • Current Chairman – Useless Bay Shores Water District
  • Past Chairman and member of a church finance committee.
  • Past Treasurer and President of a homeowners association.
  • Past President and board member of a retail association.


  • Travel, Hiking, Gardening, Woodworking, Family, Boating.

Reason I want to serve

  • To help facilitate a smooth financial transition from WSU Beach Watchers to the new organization, and also to help set up a new working board instead of an Advisory Council.