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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

Jim Glackin

President · Mount Vernon

Real Estate Broker, Windermere Real Estate. A graduate of the Univ. of Massachusetts, Jim enjoys hiking & backpacking. Joined Board in 2016.

Mark Hitchcock

Vice President · Samish Island

Retired forestry consultant and resident of Skagit County for more than thirty years. Recipient of degrees in forest science from University of Washington and Yale University. Previously served on boards of Skagit Land Trust and Skagit Conservation District. Frequent volunteer with Samish Indian Nation and Washington Department of Natural Resources.

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.

Warren Walz

Secretary · Anacortes

Warren is a CPA with 40+ years experience and is member/owner at Williams & Nulle, PLLC. He is involved in a number of Anacortes service groups. Joined Board 2014.

Harold Lee

Board Member At Large · 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.

Roger Fuller

Board Member · Fidalgo Island

Ecosystem Scientist. Research Associate & Instructor at WWU. Member of Skagit Climate Science Consortium. Joined Board in 2017.

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.

Jack Hartt

Member Elect · Sedro Woolley

Jack was born and raised at North Beach in Seattle, and as a seven-year-old he made campgrounds in his mom’s rock garden. He frequently played hooky from Ballard High School to go down to the beach. While in college he spent his summers as a scientific researcher in Alaska, a volunteer at Mount Rainier, a restroom cleaner for the U. S. Forest Service, a back country ranger for Rocky Mountain National Park, and an interpreter at Dry Falls in Sun Lakes State Park. His UW senior thesis studied the management of Washington State Park’s Puget Sound beaches. He graduated with a B. S. degree in Forest Science, specializing in park management. He then began working for Washington State Parks full time as a park ranger. He married his high school sweetheart, and together they raised six children, who grew up living in Washington State Parks around the state. Deception Pass was the last state park Jack called home, living there for fourteen years. He is now retired after a forty-year career in state parks, and lives in the middle of Skagit County. Jack was an enthusiastic partner in the project to create the Tursi Trail, which included Skagit Land Trust, Skagit County, and Deception Pass State Park.

Steven H. Johnson

Board Member · Anacortes

Co-founder of North Cascades Family Physicians. Retired family practitioner. Joined Board in 2009.

Karen Krub

Board Member · La Conner

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

Rusty Kuntze

Board Member · Bayview

Rusty worked for the Swinomish Tribe for 25 years, most recently as Chief Judge of the Tribal Court. B.A. Columbia University. J.D. University of New Hampshire Law School. Rusty and his wife Libby are Conservation easement donors. Joined Board in 2006.

Mark Linnemann

Board Member · 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.

Tim Manns

Board Member · Mount Vernon

Retired 2006 as Head of Interpretation at North Cascades National Park. Active birder, Barney Lake Land Steward. Joined Board 2018.

Curtis Miller

Board Member · Fir Island

Principal of Miller Consulting. 30 years of land planning, natural resource management and design. Joined Board in 2001.

Kathy Thornburgh

Board Member - Mount Vernon · Mount Vernon

Kathy has a degree in botany and plant ecology from the University of Tennessee and a master’s degree in marine ecology from the University of Washington. She has worked as a preserve steward for The Nature Conservancy, a habitat biologist for Alaska Department of Fish and Game, ran a water quality lab for the Tulalip Tribes, and retired after 20 years with Snohomish County working on water quality and environmental monitoring, public education, and habitat stewardship. She is an avid bicyclist and volunteers as a certified bike safety instructor with the League of American Cyclists. She is an active Master Gardener and serves on the Skagit County Master Gardener Foundation Board.

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 expert 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 Board in 2011.

Anne Winkes

Board Member · Conway · 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.

Keith Wiggers

Board Member · Burlington · 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. Joined Board in 1992.

Philip Buri

General Counsel