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Name:

Mary
Johnson

Phone:

425-741-3347
720-635-4727

Email:

[email protected]

Address:

13813 65th Ave W #3
Edmonds, WA
98026

List Interests / Hobbies:

Fitness, gardening, reading

 

Degrees / Certificates:

Pharmacy

 

Places you love in Snohomish County:

The Sound! Riding ferries.

 

Activities of Interest:

Monitor Water Quality, Restore local habitats, Gather and analyze data, Monitor Flora and Fauna

 

Days not available for training:

 

Why do you want to become a Beach Watcher:

Since returning to WA I’ve been looking for a volunteer opportunity in line with my interests. I very much appreciate the scientific parts of this group, and environmental aspects. I would like my volunteer efforts to be something helpful. I’ve been interested in this program for 2 years, but until now was unable to attend Friday training classes. I’m excited that in 2020 I will be able to attend the trainings.

 

Experience as a Volunteer:

Organization: USO
Years Involved: 2
Role: Welcome guests
Description: Greet service members as they access facility. Stopped after 2 years as it was a long way to drive for a 4 hour shift, especially while still working 40+ hrs/wek
Organization: Colorado Pharmacist Society
Years Involved: 6
Role: Board member
Description: Attend meetings and promote the organization and profession. Stopped when moved to WA.
Organization: Regis University
Years Involved: 3
Role: Member of experiential committee
Description: Start up degree program, helped establish priorities, etc. Stopped when moved back to WA.

Rate Topics of Interest:

Citizen Science: 1
Climate Change: 8
Harvesting: 4
Marine Wildlife: 2
Public Education: 12
Water Quality: 3
Low Impact Development: 11
Native Vegetation / Invasive Species: 9
Geology / Coastal Processes: 10
Restoration Practices / Approaches: 7
Plastics and Marine Debris: 5
Marine Stewardship: 6

Name:

AyChiung
Liu

Phone:

919-334-8320

Email:

[email protected]

Address:

2021 NW 195th Street, Shoreline. WA 98177
Shoreline, WA
98177

List Interests / Hobbies:

Sketching, gardening, hiking

 

Degrees / Certificates:

Master degrees in both architecture and textile/polymer chemistry

 

Places you love in Snohomish County:

 

Activities of Interest:

Educate the Public at Local Festivals, Monitor Water Quality, Restore local habitats, Gather and analyze data, Monitor Flora and Fauna, Photograph or Draw Marine Environments

 

Days not available for training:

 

Why do you want to become a Beach Watcher:

Ocean is such a special place. To be able to stand on a beach to observe and contemplate is a privilege.

 

Experience as a Volunteer:

Organization: North Carolina Museum of Art
Years Involved: 1995-6
Role: Photographer
Description: Documenting/photographying events and printing photos for archiving art works

Rate Topics of Interest:

Citizen Science: 2
Climate Change: 2
Harvesting: 2
Marine Wildlife: 1
Public Education: 4
Water Quality: 1
Low Impact Development: 4
Native Vegetation / Invasive Species: 1
Geology / Coastal Processes: 1
Restoration Practices / Approaches: 2
Plastics and Marine Debris: 3
Marine Stewardship: 1

Name:

Diane
Mitte

Phone:

425-750-8105

Email:

[email protected]

Address:

7022 157th St SW
Edmonds, WA

List Interests / Hobbies:

Gardening, Native Plants, Bird Watching, Hiking

 

Degrees / Certificates:

BS in Business Administration

 

Places you love in Snohomish County:

 

Activities of Interest:

Educate the Public at Local Festivals, Monitor Water Quality, Restore local habitats, Write Articles for Various Media, Gather and analyze data, Monitor Flora and Fauna, Lead Preschool Story Times

 

Days not available for training:

No other commitments.

 

Why do you want to become a Beach Watcher:

Born and raised in Ballard. Have been around the sound all my life. Grandfathers on both sides were commercial fishermen working in Puget Sound in the early 1900s. The health of the Puget Sound is important to me.

 

Experience as a Volunteer:

Organization: Thalia Symphony Orchestra
Years Involved: 1994-2003
Role: Volunteer Treasurer
Description: Maintained books, did accounting work
Organization: Edmonds School District
Years Involved: 1994-1999
Role: Classroom Volunteer
Description: Volunteered in classrooms when my sons were students.

Rate Topics of Interest:

Citizen Science: 11
Climate Change: 7
Harvesting: 12
Marine Wildlife: 8
Public Education: 10
Water Quality: 1
Low Impact Development: 9
Native Vegetation / Invasive Species: 2
Geology / Coastal Processes: 3
Restoration Practices / Approaches: 4
Plastics and Marine Debris: 5
Marine Stewardship: 6

Name:

Candis
Houser

Phone:

425-374-8210

Email:

[email protected]

Address:

4894 Deerfield Pl
Mukilteo, WA
98275

List Interests / Hobbies:

Home maintenance, crochet, gardening, reading, volunteer work.

 

Degrees / Certificates:

Bachelor of Arts in English, K-12 Teaching certificate, English,
K-8 Teaching certificate elementary education, Masters of Education in Curriculum & Instruction, Highly Qualified Teacher certificate. All state of Washington.

 

Places you love in Snohomish County:

Skagit River Valley, Old Town Mukilteo Beach,

 

Activities of Interest:

Educate the Public at Local Festivals, Restore local habitats, Write Articles for Various Media, Give talks at local beaches or in schools, Gather and analyze data, Lead Beach and Nature walks, Lead Preschool Story Times

 

Days not available for training:

 

Why do you want to become a Beach Watcher:

I grew up near a beach in Ballard, a part of Seattle. I live close to beaches, as they feel like home. I would like to help preserve them for others who feel the same.

 

Experience as a Volunteer:

Organization: Washington State Public School: Committee for Teaching Practice Improvement; Committee for Student Achievement Intervention; PTA
Years Involved: 1996-2007
Role: Group member on committees with individual teacher or student assignments where I made formal observations and recommendations to committees and parents. Represent staff at PTA meetings and functions.
Description: Served on teacher committees that observed each other’s practice and made recommendations for improvement. Served on teacher staff committee that took teacher/parent recommendations and developed interventions for learning challenged students. Served as teacher representative at PTA planning meetings and functions.

Rate Topics of Interest:

Citizen Science: 5
Climate Change: 8
Harvesting: 10
Marine Wildlife: 11
Public Education: 11
Water Quality: 9
Low Impact Development: 7
Native Vegetation / Invasive Species: 9
Geology / Coastal Processes: 11
Restoration Practices / Approaches: 10
Plastics and Marine Debris: 10
Marine Stewardship: 10

Name:

Gina
Humberstone

Phone:

425-785-0379

Email:

[email protected]

Address:

12412 48th Drive SE
Everett, WA
98208

List Interests / Hobbies:

Photography, bird-watching,

 

Degrees / Certificates:

Paralegal Certificate from SPU 1990

 

Places you love in Snohomish County:

Beaches anywhere

 

Activities of Interest:

Educate the Public at Local Festivals, Monitor Water Quality, Restore local habitats, Gather and analyze data, Monitor Flora and Fauna, Photograph or Draw Marine Environments, Lead Beach and Nature walks, Lead Preschool Story Times

 

Days not available for training:

 

Why do you want to become a Beach Watcher:

I am interested in what is happening in our coastal areas ( and elsewhere) and I would like to help by volunteering and giving back to the community.

 

Experience as a Volunteer:

Organization: Eagle Rock Multi-age School
Years Involved: 1998-2005
Role: Volunteer in the classroom, field trips
Description: Extensive hours volunteering, especially within the science program
Organization: Riverview middle school Multi-age program
Years Involved: 2003-2008
Role: Classroom volunteer
Description: Reading group facilitator, helping with science experiments
Organization: Cascade Community Theatre
Years Involved: 2004-2016
Role: Volunteer costumer
Description: Designing and creating costumes for the youth program as well as the community theater
Organization: Cedarcrest High School
Years Involved: 2008-2012
Role: Volunteer Costumer
Description: Designing and creating costumes for high school plays
Organization: Cedarcrest High School Drill Team
Years Involved: 2008-2012
Role: Volunteer
Description: Assisting with preparation for competitions

Rate Topics of Interest:

Citizen Science: 1
Climate Change: 1
Harvesting: 6
Marine Wildlife: 1
Public Education: 1
Water Quality: 1
Low Impact Development: 1
Native Vegetation / Invasive Species: 1
Geology / Coastal Processes: 1
Restoration Practices / Approaches: 1
Plastics and Marine Debris: 1
Marine Stewardship: 1

Name:

Li
Roberson

Phone:

425-267-9110

Email:

[email protected]

Address:

5627 Colby Ave
Everett, WA
98203

List Interests / Hobbies:

hiking, snorkeling, gardening, bird watching

 

Degrees / Certificates:

some collage

 

Places you love in Snohomish County:

Mission Beach, Mountain Loop trails, Monte Cristo & trails.

 

Activities of Interest:

Monitor Water Quality, Restore local habitats, Gather and analyze data

 

Days not available for training:

May 22nd due to trip to Canada

 

Why do you want to become a Beach Watcher:

Worried sick about water pollution and dying Ocean

 

Experience as a Volunteer:

N/A

Rate Topics of Interest:

Citizen Science: 1
Climate Change:
Harvesting: 5
Marine Wildlife: 1
Public Education: 4
Water Quality: 1
Low Impact Development: 4
Native Vegetation / Invasive Species: 1
Geology / Coastal Processes: 4
Restoration Practices / Approaches: 1
Plastics and Marine Debris: 1
Marine Stewardship: 1

Name:

Dylan
Thomas

Phone:

425-445-8942

Email:

[email protected]

Address:

1032 W Marine View DR B106
Everett, WA
98201

List Interests / Hobbies:

Science, history, camping, hiking, hunting, sailing, reading.

 

Degrees / Certificates:

AAS in Biological Anthropology from Everett Community College. BS in IT Security from Western Governor’s University.

 

Places you love in Snohomish County:

 

Activities of Interest:

Monitor Water Quality, Restore local habitats, Gather and analyze data, Monitor Flora and Fauna

 

Days not available for training:

I normally work 2-10pm on weekdays, but I should be able to adjust my schedule for Fridays.

 

Why do you want to become a Beach Watcher:

I feel the need to give some volunteer work, citizen science would be perfect for me. Eighty hours of training and homework sounds good to me!

 

Experience as a Volunteer:

N/A

Rate Topics of Interest:

Citizen Science: 12
Climate Change: 11
Harvesting: 3
Marine Wildlife: 6
Public Education: 1
Water Quality: 7
Low Impact Development: 2
Native Vegetation / Invasive Species: 8
Geology / Coastal Processes: 5
Restoration Practices / Approaches: 10
Plastics and Marine Debris: 9
Marine Stewardship: 4

Name:

Rosie
Whicker

Phone:

206-496-2482

Email:

[email protected]

Address:

7901 196th st sw
Edmonds, WA
98026

List Interests / Hobbies:

I love to tide pool on my own around the Pacific Northwest. I am also very passionate about pollinator conservation, and I enjoy beekeeping and planting native pollinator habitats.

 

Degrees / Certificates:

WASBA certified Beginner Beekeeper

 

Places you love in Snohomish County:

I love the Edmonds beach Marina, although I’ve yet to explore more of the northern beaches I’m so excited to visit them

 

Activities of Interest:

Educate the Public at Local Festivals, Monitor Water Quality, Restore local habitats, Write Articles for Various Media, Give talks at local beaches or in schools, Gather and analyze data, Monitor Flora and Fauna, Photograph or Draw Marine Environments, Lead Beach and Nature walks, Contact local businesses, Lead Preschool Story Times, Other (Please describe)

 

Days not available for training:

 

Why do you want to become a Beach Watcher:

I am very passionate about marine biology and I would love to be involved in citizen science projects as I make my way through school and eventually further my professional science career.

 

Experience as a Volunteer:

Organization: Olympic Beach Center (Edmonds)
Years Involved: 2019
Role: Volunteer beach docent
Description: Teaching the public about local marine wild life and how to properly handle them while supervising an 80 gallon touch tank.

Rate Topics of Interest:

Citizen Science: 10
Climate Change: 8
Harvesting: 4
Marine Wildlife: 12
Public Education: 10
Water Quality: 7
Low Impact Development: 7
Native Vegetation / Invasive Species: 12
Geology / Coastal Processes: 6
Restoration Practices / Approaches: 12
Plastics and Marine Debris: 10
Marine Stewardship: 12

Name:

James
Kaysen

Phone:

425-780-5602
608-698-5399

Email:

[email protected]

Address:

19021 Dellwood Dr
Edmonds, WA
98026

List Interests / Hobbies:

My hobbies include hiking, bird watching, and technology. I have worked at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Tulane University and at the NASA Ames Research Center

 

Degrees / Certificates:

I have a Bachelor’s degree in molecular biology and a Ph.D. in human pathology.

 

Places you love in Snohomish County:

The Edmonds waterfront and Mulketeo Lighthouse State Park, as well as Whidbey Island.

 

Activities of Interest:

Monitor Water Quality, Restore local habitats, Gather and analyze data, Monitor Flora and Fauna, Photograph or Draw Marine Environments, Lead Beach and Nature walks

 

Days not available for training:

My schedule is very flexible, I should be able to attend all sessions.

 

Why do you want to become a Beach Watcher:

I grew up in New Jersey and spent extensive time on the coast since I have lived in Washington I have come to love the Puget Sound and the Pacific coast.

 

Experience as a Volunteer:

Organization: MS Helping Hands, Edmonds, Washington
Years Involved: 1
Role: Volunteer mechanic
Description: I repaired and reconditioned wheel chairs, walkers and other mobility aids for MS patients.

Rate Topics of Interest:

Citizen Science: 11
Climate Change: 12
Harvesting: 6
Marine Wildlife: 12
Public Education: 10
Water Quality: 12
Low Impact Development: 10
Native Vegetation / Invasive Species: 10
Geology / Coastal Processes: 11
Restoration Practices / Approaches: 10
Plastics and Marine Debris: 11
Marine Stewardship: 10

Name:

Douglas
Smith

Phone:

425-508-9234

Email:

[email protected]

Address:

13316 45th Ave Ne
MARYSVILLE, WA
98271

List Interests / Hobbies:

Photography, NW History, Ocean Beach Walks.

 

Degrees / Certificates:

Refrigeration Repair. Specialty Equipment Industrial Compressed Air.

 

Places you love in Snohomish County:

Mukilteo, WA. The history of the area before the white settlers, and the transformation over the years from a sleepy small town. I remember school field trips to investigate the tidepools.

 

Activities of Interest:

Monitor Water Quality, Restore local habitats, Write Articles for Various Media, Gather and analyze data, Monitor Flora and Fauna, Photograph or Draw Marine Environments

 

Days not available for training:

 

Why do you want to become a Beach Watcher:

I would like to learn more about our environment and how to help make positive changes through education, learning and sharing.

 

Experience as a Volunteer:

Organization: STEM Club EVCC
Years Involved: 2
Role: Team Leader Electric Car.
Description: Help develop modern electric vehicle.

Rate Topics of Interest:

Citizen Science: 1
Climate Change: 1
Harvesting: 5
Marine Wildlife: 1
Public Education: 1
Water Quality: 1
Low Impact Development: 3
Native Vegetation / Invasive Species: 1
Geology / Coastal Processes: 1
Restoration Practices / Approaches: 1
Plastics and Marine Debris: 1
Marine Stewardship: 1

Name:

Christiane
Khairzada

Phone:

206-790-4044

Email:

[email protected]

Address:

3223 174TH PL SE
BOTHELL, WA
98012-8553

List Interests / Hobbies:

Gardening, walking, water quality, ecology, marine science/oceanography, reading, baking,

 

Degrees / Certificates:

BS in Botany

 

Places you love in Snohomish County:

Picnic Point Beach/Jetty Island/Lake Washington/hiking trails along Hway 2

 

Activities of Interest:

Monitor Water Quality, Gather and analyze data, Monitor Flora and Fauna

 

Days not available for training:

I am planning a 2 week trip to Germany late March/early April to attend my late father’s memorial service. Exact dates have not been determined yet.

 

Why do you want to become a Beach Watcher:

I have always been dedicated to nature preservation and pollution control. When I learned about the Beach program from volunteers dropping off samples at the Everett Lab where I was involved in analyzing those samples and reporting data, I knew that once I retired I would want to volunteer for that program.

 

Experience as a Volunteer:

Organization: I just retired and after some health issues am now ready to start my volunteer career!
Years Involved:
Role:
Description:

Rate Topics of Interest:

Citizen Science: 5
Climate Change: 1
Harvesting: 10
Marine Wildlife: 1
Public Education: 10
Water Quality: 1
Low Impact Development: 3
Native Vegetation / Invasive Species: 1
Geology / Coastal Processes: 2
Restoration Practices / Approaches: 5
Plastics and Marine Debris: 1
Marine Stewardship: 1

Name:

Valerie
Dutchover

Phone:

425-691-0567

Email:

[email protected]

Address:

18930 Bothell Everett Highway Unit P102
Bothell, WA
98012

List Interests / Hobbies:

I like to hike, camp, collect rocks, and read.

 

Degrees / Certificates:

I will have a associates in Integrated Studies by the end of march and I will be pursuing a bachelors degree in Sustainable Practices.

 

Places you love in Snohomish County:

I love Martha Lake which is down the street from where I live. I am also very fond of Silverlake Lake in Everett, I grew up swimming and playing there.

 

Activities of Interest:

Monitor Water Quality, Restore local habitats, Gather and analyze data, Photograph or Draw Marine Environments, Lead Beach and Nature walks

 

Days not available for training:

The only day I will not be able to attend is March 27th.

 

Why do you want to become a Beach Watcher:

I want to become a Beach Watcher because I want to gain hands on experience taking care of the environment. This experience will help launch me into my environmental science and sustainability career.

 

Experience as a Volunteer:

Organization: Mountains to Sound Greenway
Years Involved: One time experience
Role: Plant trees and lay down mulch
Description: This was my first time volunteering with anything environmentally related and I loved it.
Organization: Friends of North Creek Forest
Years Involved: One time experience
Role: Invasive species removal
Description:

Rate Topics of Interest:

Citizen Science: 10
Climate Change: 1
Harvesting: 10
Marine Wildlife: 3
Public Education: 6
Water Quality: 1
Low Impact Development: 1
Native Vegetation / Invasive Species: 8
Geology / Coastal Processes: 3
Restoration Practices / Approaches: 1
Plastics and Marine Debris: 6
Marine Stewardship: 3

Name:

Linda
Doolin

Phone:

360-550-0163
425-374-3779

Email:

[email protected]

Address:

6410 foster slough rd
Snohomish, WA
98290

List Interests / Hobbies:

Art,pottery, gardening, fishing, nature studies

 

Degrees / Certificates:

Nursing,

 

Places you love in Snohomish County:

County parks and beaches

 

Activities of Interest:

Monitor Water Quality, Restore local habitats, Gather and analyze data, Monitor Flora and Fauna

 

Days not available for training:

 

Why do you want to become a Beach Watcher:

Concern for environment

 

Experience as a Volunteer:

Organization: American red cross disaster volunteer
Years Involved: 20 years
Role: Travel national disasters, field work to supervisor in headquarters
Description: Assisting clients to recover from loss

Rate Topics of Interest:

Citizen Science: 1
Climate Change: 1
Harvesting: 1
Marine Wildlife: 1
Public Education: 4
Water Quality: 4
Low Impact Development: 4
Native Vegetation / Invasive Species: 4
Geology / Coastal Processes: 1
Restoration Practices / Approaches: 12
Plastics and Marine Debris: 12
Marine Stewardship: 1

Name:

Ruby
Clifton

Phone:

425-835-6035

Email:

[email protected]

Address:

16815 3rd Dr SE
Bothell, WA
98012

List Interests / Hobbies:

Hiking, nature walks, reading, organic farming, painting, sustainable living, and bike riding.

 

Degrees / Certificates:

Associates in Business.
Pursuing an Environmental Science Bachelors Degree.

 

Places you love in Snohomish County:

I love Edmonds Beach! I went to college at EDCC which is very close by. I stopped there often.

 

Activities of Interest:

Monitor Water Quality, Restore local habitats, Gather and analyze data, Monitor Flora and Fauna, Lead Beach and Nature walks

 

Days not available for training:

N/A

 

Why do you want to become a Beach Watcher:

I really enjoy the outdoors and getting involved with the community. I like learning about nature and wildlife, and hands on experience enforces my understanding of the topics. I will be pursuing an Environmental Science degree so I want to expand my learning in different settings.

 

Experience as a Volunteer:

Organization: Edmonds Community College, organic campus farm
Years Involved: About 2 years
Role: Campus farm volunteer
Description: Harvesting fruits and veggies, weeding, planting seeds, removing invasive insects and plants, and feeding the worms in the compost bins. Help guide new volunteers through the tasks.
Organization: Organic Farm School, Whidbey Island
Years Involved: 1 week
Role: Farm clean up and winterizing
Description: Me and a team of others worked together to winterize sections of the organic farm. We made mulch donuts around apple trees and unrooted raspberry plants to be replanted in the spring.

Rate Topics of Interest:

Citizen Science: 3
Climate Change: 3
Harvesting: 1
Marine Wildlife: 1
Public Education: 5
Water Quality: 1
Low Impact Development: 2
Native Vegetation / Invasive Species: 1
Geology / Coastal Processes: 2
Restoration Practices / Approaches: 1
Plastics and Marine Debris: 2
Marine Stewardship: 2

Name:

deborah
engblom

Phone:

360-629-5362
360-629-5362

Email:

[email protected]

Address:

29609 40th Ave NW
Stanwood, WA
98292

List Interests / Hobbies:

gradening, bird watching, hiking, clam digging, fishing, photography, beachcombing, knitting, sewing, reading, nature in general, being outside

 

Degrees / Certificates:

CPA, Masters in Taxation, UofW

 

Places you love in Snohomish County:

I live in Stanwood, my favorite places in Snohomish County are Camano Island/Stanwood area, estuary area around Ebey Island north of Everett, public areas along water between Marysville and Stanwood, Port Susan Area

 

Activities of Interest:

Restore local habitats, Monitor Flora and Fauna, Lead Preschool Story Times

 

Days not available for training:

I could not attend classes on 1st and 3rd Friday’s monthly as I currently volunteer for Dignity for Girls on those days from 10-2, I could probably miss one or two of these during the training time between March 6 – May 29

 

Why do you want to become a Beach Watcher:

I love being outside, walking, hiking, beachcombing and have become very concerned with our local beaches seeing all the litter, etc and I’m very concerned about global warmer and concerned about evasive flora/fauna

 

Experience as a Volunteer:

Organization: Founding member of Seattle Fishermen’s Memorial in the 80’s, my name is listed on the founders plack located at the Memorial at Fishermen’s Terminal in Seattle, Founding member of Women’s Fisheries Network during 80’s, volunteer w/Stanwood-Camano Island Foundation during 2000’s; Volunteered w/Museum of NW Art located in La Conner in their VTS (Visual Teaching Stragties) with young children; currently volunteering with Dignity For Girls in Stanwood
Years Involved:
Role: see above
Description:

Rate Topics of Interest:

Citizen Science: 2
Climate Change: 1
Harvesting: 1
Marine Wildlife: 1
Public Education: 4
Water Quality: 1
Low Impact Development: 3
Native Vegetation / Invasive Species: 1
Geology / Coastal Processes: 2
Restoration Practices / Approaches: 1
Plastics and Marine Debris: 2
Marine Stewardship: 1

Name:

Patricia
Shields

Phone:

425-771-4815
206-605-3991

Email:

[email protected]

Address:

9126 Main Street
Edmonds, WA
98026

List Interests / Hobbies:

bird watching, hiking, cross-country skiing, citizen science-bird counts

 

Degrees / Certificates:

French degree (UW) and Registered Nurse (Shoreline College)

 

Places you love in Snohomish County:

Snohomish river estuary, Yost park, Lake 22 hike and others, Edmonds beach

 

Activities of Interest:

Educate the Public at Local Festivals, Monitor Water Quality, Give talks at local beaches or in schools, Lead Beach and Nature walks

 

Days not available for training:

April 3 I can’t come due to long-planned trip with adult children.

 

Why do you want to become a Beach Watcher:

I love nature and I care about what happens to it. Plus, I retired from Seattle Children’s Hospital almost 2 years ago, and I have more time now to pursue other things, like this program, and to be with people who also care about the environment. And, I think it will be fun.

 

Experience as a Volunteer:

Organization: WSU Beach Naturalist
Years Involved: one-last year
Role: Volunteer-public education, and helped with school field trip
Description: It was fun to talk to the kids and adults on the beaches!
Organization: Puget Sound Bird Fest in Edmonds
Years Involved: 3
Role: Volunteer
Description: Organized snacks and drinks for the Friday night speaker presentation, and for the all day Saturday events.

Rate Topics of Interest:

Citizen Science: 1
Climate Change: 1
Harvesting: 7
Marine Wildlife: 1
Public Education: 1
Water Quality: 1
Low Impact Development: 1
Native Vegetation / Invasive Species: 4
Geology / Coastal Processes: 2
Restoration Practices / Approaches: 5
Plastics and Marine Debris: 3
Marine Stewardship: 2

Name:

BLAIR LYNN
SPROUSE

Phone:

304-539-5999
304-539-3913

Email:

[email protected]

Address:

7610 239TH PL SW
EDMONDS, WA
98026

List Interests / Hobbies:

READING, SOCIAL MEDIA, TEACHING

 

Degrees / Certificates:

BSW, SOCIAL WORK
MARINE BIOLOGY DEGREE TEXAS A&M (not complete)

 

Places you love in Snohomish County:

Edmonds Brackett’s Landing, Olympic and Marine I love exploring at low tide around the jetty, watching for seals at Olympics or exploring the mud flats at a super low tide.
Being able to see

 

Activities of Interest:

Educate the Public at Local Festivals, Restore local habitats, Write Articles for Various Media, Give talks at local beaches or in schools, Lead Beach and Nature walks, Lead Preschool Story Times

 

Days not available for training:

 

Why do you want to become a Beach Watcher:

For years I have wanted to participate in the beach watcher program. However, due to family commitments I have not been able to until now.

 

Experience as a Volunteer:

Organization: Joseph’s Tree House
Years Involved: 2003-2007
Role: Founder and EX DIR
Description: CREATED A RESOURCE CENTER FOR FAMILIES WHOSE LIVES WERE TOUCHED BY AUTISM. DEVELOPED SPEAKER PROGRAM, ACTIVITY PROGRAM, SUMMER CAMP AND MONTHLY NEWSLETTER. UPDATED WEBSITE. LEAD MOMS, DADS AND FAMILY SUPPORT GROUPS AS WELL AS INDIVIDUAL SUPPORT.

Rate Topics of Interest:

Citizen Science: 3
Climate Change: 3
Harvesting: 8
Marine Wildlife: 3
Public Education: 2
Water Quality: 6
Low Impact Development: 5
Native Vegetation / Invasive Species: 7
Geology / Coastal Processes: 4
Restoration Practices / Approaches: 4
Plastics and Marine Debris: 5
Marine Stewardship: 3

Name:

Samantha
Aga

Phone:

425-501-8385

Email:

[email protected]

Address:

4637 Glenwood Ave.
Everett, WA
98203

List Interests / Hobbies:

Watercolor painting, drawing, fishing, hiking, sailing, researching benthic ecology

 

Degrees / Certificates:

Graduated the Ocean Research College Academy (ORCA) via Running Start program in 2015 with my AA. Currently pursuing a BS from Western Washington University in Environmental Science with an emphasis in Marine Science.

 

Places you love in Snohomish County:

My favorite places have always been along the Snohomish coastline; Jetty Island, Howarth Park, Edgewater Beach Park. My favorite childhood memory was exploring the vanishing tidepools along the beaches of Edgewater with my father. It was these precious moments that inspired my love for marine ecology.

 

Activities of Interest:

Educate the Public at Local Festivals, Monitor Water Quality, Restore local habitats, Write Articles for Various Media, Give talks at local beaches or in schools, Gather and analyze data, Monitor Flora and Fauna, Photograph or Draw Marine Environments, Lead Beach and Nature walks

 

Days not available for training:

N/A

 

Why do you want to become a Beach Watcher:

I want to apply the skills I’ve gained through WWU and NSEA, to ultimately benefit the health of marine ecosystem. I think the Beach Watcher’s program would be an excellent opportunity to get involved with the community, while supporting stewardship or citizen science projects.

 

Experience as a Volunteer:

Organization: Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association
Years Involved: 0.25
Role: Stream Steward Intern
Description: From September to December of 2019, I led and educated community members who volunteered for salmon habitat restoration work parties in Bellingham as a Stream Stewards intern. Stream Stewards would engage community members on matters of the environmental and ecological concerns regarding salmon. As a specialty within the internship, I would give water quality demonstrations to the volunteers using samples collected from nearby water bodies to further enhance their understanding.

Rate Topics of Interest:

Citizen Science: 1
Climate Change: 2
Harvesting: 4
Marine Wildlife: 1
Public Education: 4
Water Quality: 1
Low Impact Development: 4
Native Vegetation / Invasive Species: 2
Geology / Coastal Processes: 2
Restoration Practices / Approaches: 2
Plastics and Marine Debris: 2
Marine Stewardship: 1

Name:

Joetta
Fort

Phone:

720-353-8031

Email:

[email protected]

Address:

20810 23RD AVE W
LYNNWOOD, WA
98036

List Interests / Hobbies:

Gardening, bird-watching, hiking, eliminating invasive plant species, habitat restoration

 

Degrees / Certificates:

 

Places you love in Snohomish County:

Many! I love the beaches and the forest, especially the north Cascades and the small towns in between.

 

Activities of Interest:

Educate the Public at Local Festivals, Restore local habitats, Monitor Flora and Fauna, Lead Preschool Story Times

 

Days not available for training:

None

 

Why do you want to become a Beach Watcher:

I want reliable information so I understand the big picture of our area and what is being done/can be done to improve that picture. And how I can help.

 

Experience as a Volunteer:

Organization: Girl Scouts
Years Involved: 5
Role: troop leader
Description: established a troop and led it until we moved away.
Organization: Foursquare Church, Faith Christian Church
Years Involved: 15
Role: youth group leader
Description: Developed and ran programs focused on spiritual growth and commitment to help those around us.
Organization: Helping Hands
Years Involved: 1
Role: caregiver
Description: provided a place for the first 72 hours after kids are removed from their home.

Rate Topics of Interest:

Citizen Science: 1
Climate Change: 1
Harvesting: 12
Marine Wildlife: 1
Public Education: 1
Water Quality: 1
Low Impact Development: 5
Native Vegetation / Invasive Species: 1
Geology / Coastal Processes: 1
Restoration Practices / Approaches: 1
Plastics and Marine Debris: 1
Marine Stewardship: 1

Name:

Brian
Harris

Phone:

732-939-8059

Email:

b.keith.harr[email protected]

Address:

P.O. Box 423
Woodinville, WA
98072

List Interests / Hobbies:

Gardening, woodworking, cycling, handyman work, wild edibles, cooking,

 

Degrees / Certificates:

AA in art. Early childhood initial and short certificates.

 

Places you love in Snohomish County:

Miners corner, paradise valley conservation area

 

Activities of Interest:

Educate the Public at Local Festivals, Restore local habitats, Give talks at local beaches or in schools, Monitor Flora and Fauna, Photograph or Draw Marine Environments, Lead Beach and Nature walks

 

Days not available for training:

March 13 & April 3

 

Why do you want to become a Beach Watcher:

A good portion of my childhood was at the beach on the Atlantic coast. I also guided on that same beach for 10 years and coordinated school trips there. The coast is in my veins! I miss getting out and breathing the salt air and sharing the discoveries to found there. I believe this is a fine way to reconnect to those roots again.

 

Experience as a Volunteer:

Organization: Habitat for Humanity
Years Involved: Month
Role: Helper
Description: Helping in house project, moving a lot of rocks

Rate Topics of Interest:

Citizen Science: 3
Climate Change: 3
Harvesting: 7
Marine Wildlife: 4
Public Education: 4
Water Quality: 5
Low Impact Development: 4
Native Vegetation / Invasive Species: 3
Geology / Coastal Processes: 4
Restoration Practices / Approaches: 4
Plastics and Marine Debris: 3
Marine Stewardship: 4

Name:

Johanna
Dennehy

Phone:

650-832-3712
206-466-5062

Email:

[email protected]

Address:

4824 NE 40th st
Seattle, WA
98105

List Interests / Hobbies:

Bird watching, photography, hiking, running

 

Degrees / Certificates:

N/a

 

Places you love in Snohomish County:

 

Activities of Interest:

Monitor Water Quality, Restore local habitats, Monitor Flora and Fauna, Photograph or Draw Marine Environments, Lead Preschool Story Times

 

Days not available for training:

 

Why do you want to become a Beach Watcher:

Because I love the beach and all that is involved. My friend who did this program immediately thought about me, knowing my interest and love of nature in general and the sea – and my disdain for plastics and litter.

 

Experience as a Volunteer:

Organization: Years of working in school classrooms when my children were uounger
Years Involved: 8
Role: Tutoring, yard duty, correcting papers, whatever was needed
Description:

Rate Topics of Interest:

Citizen Science: 5
Climate Change: 3
Harvesting: 6
Marine Wildlife: 1
Public Education: 3
Water Quality: 1
Low Impact Development: 6
Native Vegetation / Invasive Species: 5
Geology / Coastal Processes: 4
Restoration Practices / Approaches: 3
Plastics and Marine Debris: 2
Marine Stewardship: 1

Name:

Kaitlyn
Scott

Phone:

206-919-8704

Email:

[email protected]

Address:

8205 179th PL NE
Arlington, WA
98223

List Interests / Hobbies:

I love people and animal watching, art, cooking, kayaking, and spending time in nature

 

Degrees / Certificates:

I have a High School Diploma

 

Places you love in Snohomish County:

I love kayaking down the Snohomish River and hanging out on the shores with friends and family.

 

Activities of Interest:

Educate the Public at Local Festivals, Monitor Water Quality, Restore local habitats, Gather and analyze data, Monitor Flora and Fauna, Photograph or Draw Marine Environments, Contact local businesses

 

Days not available for training:

I do not know at this time

 

Why do you want to become a Beach Watcher:

I am passionate about helping the environment and educating others

 

Experience as a Volunteer:

Organization: Campus Christian Fellowship
Years Involved: 2018-2020
Role: Treasurer and Member
Description: Engage with fellow Christians in meetings, bible studies, and events to grow closer with each other and with God. Participate in mission trips to help the community.
Organization: Arlington Robotics Teams
Years Involved: 2012-2018
Role: President and Member
Description: Work with a team of High School Students to plan, build, and test robots to compete with teams around the world.
Organization: Band
Years Involved: 2011-2018
Role: Member and TA
Description: Worked as a team with up to 200 band members to create beautiful music for the community.
Organization: Girl Scouts
Years Involved: 2005-2014
Role: Member
Description: Lead girls of ages 5-16 in crafts, songs, and activities at various camps and events. Organized and led large events.

Rate Topics of Interest:

Citizen Science: 4
Climate Change: 3
Harvesting: 5
Marine Wildlife: 1
Public Education: 6
Water Quality: 3
Low Impact Development: 6
Native Vegetation / Invasive Species: 1
Geology / Coastal Processes: 9
Restoration Practices / Approaches: 1
Plastics and Marine Debris: 3
Marine Stewardship: 1

Name:

Amber
Bowers

Phone:

425-626-6658

Email:

[email protected]

Address:

1115 128th st se h201
Everett, WA
98204

List Interests / Hobbies:

My interest include. Spending time outdoors such as the beach, trails, National forests, mountains, and rivers. I also enjoy reading, gardening, baking, and eating good foods.

 

Degrees / Certificates:

I do not have any degrees

 

Places you love in Snohomish County:

I really enjoy walking Howarth park, and the Inter-urban trail

 

Activities of Interest:

Monitor Water Quality, Restore local habitats, Lead Beach and Nature walks, Contact local businesses

 

Days not available for training:

 

Why do you want to become a Beach Watcher:

I would like to learn more about our beautiful outdoors

 

Experience as a Volunteer:

Organization: Volunteers of American
Years Involved: 1
Role: Food bank
Description: Stocking shelves, organizing

Rate Topics of Interest:

Citizen Science: 6
Climate Change: 8
Harvesting: 8
Marine Wildlife: 8
Public Education: 9
Water Quality: 12
Low Impact Development: 10
Native Vegetation / Invasive Species: 8
Geology / Coastal Processes: 8
Restoration Practices / Approaches: 8
Plastics and Marine Debris: 8
Marine Stewardship: 8