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Conserving wildlife habitat, agricultural and forest lands, scenic open space, wetlands, and shorelines for the benefit of our community and as a legacy for future generations.

Board of Directors

Sara Young

President · Conway

Director of Planning, Environmental Services and Facilities at the Port of Skagit County. M.S. in Soil Science from the University of Idaho with 12 years of experience working in the environmental and conservation fields. Grew up in Marblemount and enjoys the challenge of working for both environmental and economic betterment in her community. Joined Board in 2010.

Mark Linnemann

Vice President · Guemes Island

Proprietor of Guemes Island Resort on Guemes Island where he has maintained his residence for the past 10 years. Formally trained as a Fine Art Photographer with a focus on landscape & environmentally sensitive subjects. Joined Board in 2010.

John Hunt

Treasurer · Anacortes

Civil engineer. Retired from a career in construction and construction consulting. Still works part time to resolve construction disputes as a Disputes Resolution Board member, arbitrator and mediator. Member ASCE and American Arbitration Association. Enjoys sailing, photography and fly fishing among many hobbies. Joined Board in 2009.

Anne Winkes

Secretary · Conway

Pediatric nurse practitioner with degrees from University of Washington and Skagit Valley College. Stanford University English graduate. Anne's interest in Skagit Land Trust grew from her love of Skagit County's natural areas. Joined Board in 2014.

Brenda Cunningham

Board Member · Mount Vernon

Biologist and artist. Former biologist for North Cascades National Park and Washington State Dept. of Fish & Wildlife. Stewardship Director for Skagit Land Trust through March 2007. Joined Board in 2009.

Carolyn Gastellum

Board Member · Anacortes

Retired educator having taught four years in Arizona and sixteen years at fifth grade in Mount Vernon schools. M.S. in Education from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff. Actively involved as a co-steward for Guemes Mountain, board member and volunteer for Transition Fidalgo & Friends, and Skagit Climate Steward. Substitute teacher for Anacortes School District. Joined Board in 2011.

Steven H. Johnson

Board Member · Anacortes

Co-founder of North Cascades Family Physicians. Retired family practitioner. Presently serves on the board of Children of the Valley. Joined Board in 2009.

Karen Krub

Board Member · La Conner

Grew up in Mount Vernon and now residing outside of La Conner. B.S. in Resource Development from Michigan State University. J.D. from Yale Law School. Joined Board in 2008.

Harold Lee

Board Member · Mount Vernon

Retired in 2012 after 40 years of technical instrumentation design and field service for mechanical engineering companies and the UW Oceanography Dept. Treasurer of the Mount Vernon Parks Foundation since 2009. Volunteer work with many location conservation groups and has been SLT Land Steward since 2008 and Stewardship Committee and Facilities Committee member since 2012. Joined Board in 2013.

Curtis A. Miller

Board Member · Fir Island

Principal of Miller Consulting. Three decades of experience in land planning, natural resource management and design. Formerly of Jones & Jones, Architects and Landscape Architects in Seattle. Joined Board in 2001.

Kit Rawson

Board Member · Mount Vernon

Fisheries and conservation biologist. Retired from full time work in 2013 after 26 years with the Tulalip Tribes following work in Alaska. Now consulting part time and concentrating on bicycling, photography, travel, and volunteer conservation work. Skagit Valley resident since 1988. Joined Board in 2015.

Barbara Trask

Board Member · Concrete

Ph.D. Retired as a Senior Vice President of Fred Hutchinson Research Center and Director of its Human Biology Division in Seattle. Barb played a significant role in the Human Genome Project and is an internationally recognized export in genomics. She has devoted her career to studying the genetic bases for cancer and other complex diseases. Farm owner and conservation easement donor. Joined the board in 2011.

Russ Weiser

Board Member · Bow

Sustainable Design Coordinator / Project Manager for the Henry Klein Partnership, Architects. Representative projects include North Cascade Environmental Learning Center, Allen Elementary School, Maritime Heritage Park Building. Masters of Architecture, University of Oregon. Ph.D. in Horticulture. Joined Board in 2008.

Warren Walz

Board Member · Anacortes

A CPA with nearly 40 years experience. Warren is currently a member/owner at Williams & Nulle, PLLC. He currently participates in the Port of Anacortes Airport Advisory Committee, Anacortes Chapter of the Washington Pilots Association, Anacortes Rotary and the Anacortes Yacht Club. Joined Board in 2014.

Keith Wiggers

Board Member · Burlington

One of three Skagit Land Trust founders. Former president of Skagit Audubon Society. Member of Skagit County Conservation Futures Committee (Farmland Legacy Program). Veterinarian. Board member since 1992.

Phil Wright

Board Member · Anacortes

Retired after 40 year career as accounting manager in the mortgage banking industry and for small businesses. B.A. from Whitman College and M.S. in Business. Long time Skagit Audubon board member. Interests include birding, hiking, cycling, and classical music. Joined board in 2016.

Bradford E. Furlong. P.S.

General Counsel