Kathy McNally


Kathy was born in NW Washington and grew up in the NW spending many summers on San Juan Island

She retired several years ago from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus after working as a senior project manager and administrator involved with the multi-million dollar relocation of the university medical campus from Denver to Aurora.  She has a Masters in Architecture and a Masters in Business Administration.  Over the years in Colorado also served on several community boards.

After living in Colorado for over 40 years she and her husband returned to the NW, moving to Camano Island in 2016.  They were interested in learning more about their new location and important environmental issues.   They learned about the Sea Grant Green Crab Project and signed up to participate in that Citizen Science project.  During a green crab training session they were made aware of the SWS organization by SWS members also attending.  Intrigued by the opportunity to learn more about the physical environment of their new community Kathy joined and graduated with the 2017 SWS Class.  Her husband recently graduated with the 2018 class.

Kathy has continued to participate in the Green Crab project on Fidalgo Island, intertidal monitoring and Sound toxins surveys on Camano, and has served on the SWS Development Committee for the past year.