Alison grew up exploring the rivers, farms and mountains of the Skagit Valley. After receiving a Master of Marine Affairs degree from the University of Washington and a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science from UC Santa Barbara, Alison first started working for the Skagit Fisheries Enhancement Group in 1997. In 1999 she became the Executive Director. Alison greatly values her role at SFEG and her role in helping to ensure that the Magic of the Skagit remains intact for future generations. Alison is the mother of two sons, Erv and Zak. When not working, she and her husband delight in sharing new adventures as a family rafting, kayaking, camping, and exploring.
The Skagit Watershed is a special place. I grew up in a community that organized the Magic Skagit Festivals to “Keep the Magic, Save the Skagit”, so perhaps a desire to ensure that the Skagit remains a magical place is a piece of who I am. I have chosen a career that allows me the opportunity to share my knowledge and help connect the community to the Skagit to continue to inspire the protection and conservation of this place. I have been involved with the Skagit Watershed Council nearly since its inception and have had various roles within the organization, including Chair of the Technical Work Group for many years. I am excited to fulfill a role on the Board of Directors and continue to work to keep the Skagit a salmon rich place for future generations.